Bug 440621 - Plasmashell misbehaves when booting laptop with lid closed and external display connected
Summary: Plasmashell misbehaves when booting laptop with lid closed and external displ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 353975
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: generic-multiscreen (show other bugs)
Version: 5.22.4
Platform: Arch Linux Linux
: NOR crash
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Aleix Pol
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-08-05 04:47 UTC by smit
Modified: 2022-01-24 19:43 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description smit 2021-08-05 04:47:47 UTC

When I connect the external monitor to the laptop and power on laptop with its lid closed and start plasma. it shows black screen on startup. I can't right click on it. Wallpaper is not shown. latte-dock crashes sometimes. but everything else seems to works. I can start konsole, Firefox ..etc from krunner. I have to restart plasmashell with command `killall plasmashell && plasmashell`. Sometimes nothing opens up and I have to open laptop lid to be able to open konsole and restart plasmashell

1. connect external display to laptop
2. press power button and close the laptop lid
3. on bootup, start the plasma x11 session


greeted with black wallpaper and cant right click or draw selection rectangle on desktop


greeted with wallpaper, can right click and draw selection rectangle on desktop.

Operating System: Arch Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.22.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.84.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.13.7-zen1-1-zen (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-8565U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Memory: 19.4 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2021-08-05 15:30:17 UTC
Sounds like plasma crashed. Can you get a backtrace for `plasmashell`? See https://community.kde.org/Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Debugging/How_to_create_useful_crash_reports.
Comment 2 smit 2021-08-08 16:22:26 UTC
(In reply to Nate Graham from comment #1)
> Sounds like plasma crashed.

I can see it running in ksysguard. i have to kill it and start again.
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Comment 4 smit 2021-08-23 11:50:42 UTC
it does not crash
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2021-08-23 15:18:37 UTC
OK, in that case this is a variant of Bug 391531

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 391531 ***
Comment 6 Nate Graham 2021-10-06 18:37:35 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 371717 ***
Comment 7 Nate Graham 2022-01-24 19:43:57 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 353975 ***