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Bug 1354057 - konsole goes into state defunct on some profiles
Summary: konsole goes into state defunct on some profiles
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: konsole5
Version: 24
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-07-08 21:42 UTC by T
Modified: 2017-08-08 15:28 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-08-08 15:28:05 UTC

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Description T 2016-07-08 21:42:27 UTC
Description of problem:

with some profiles using ssh to connect to remote machines konsole never reaches a shell prompt and instead hangs in state defunct. the exact same profiles have worked flawlessly in Fedora 22 and early Fedora 23

This started happening after some konsole5/kf5/plasma upgrade in the F23 cycle a few month ago and still applies to fully updated Fedora 24

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ konsole --profile root@tslap2
kf5.kcoreaddons.kaboutdata: Could not initialize the equivalent properties of Q*Application: no instance (yet) existing.

Actual results:

a konsole window opens with the expected color scheme but it never reaches a shell prompt and is completely unresponsive. ps shows that it is in state defunct

> pstree

           │                ├─{QDBusConnection}(22468)
           │                └─{QXcbEventReader}(22472)

> ps auxww | grep konsole

thorsten 22467  0.0  0.2 707612 47524 pts/4    Sl   15:18   0:00 konsole --profile root@tslap2
thorsten 22474  0.0  0.0      0     0 pts/4    Z    15:18   0:00 [konsole] <defunct>

Attempting to close the window leads to a prompt which states that the application is unresponsive and offers to terminate it.

Expected results:

a konsole window should open and be usable

Additional info:

I use several profiles with ssh login to remote machines. Some of those function as expected, others stopped functioning with some update in Fedora 23.

This profile reliably works:

$ cat ~/.local/share/konsole/T@tslap2.profile
Font=Bitstream Vera Sans Mono,9,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0

Command=/usr/bin/ssh -A tslap2 -l thorsten
RemoteTabTitleFormat=%h : %u

This profiles leads to konsole in state "defunct"

$ cat ~/.local/share/konsole/root@tslap2.profile
Font=Bitstream Vera Sans Mono,9,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0

Command=/usr/bin/ssh -A tslap2 -l root -o GSSAPIAuthentication=no
RemoteTabTitleFormat=%h : %u

I note that the ssh command specified in the profile does work at a shell prompt 

$ /usr/bin/ssh -A tslap2 -l root -o GSSAPIAuthentication=no
Last login: Fri Jul  8 11:08:31 2016 from
[root@tlap2 ~]# 

I have attempted all kinds of modifications to the profiles which stopped working without success.

Thanks for your attention in this matter

Comment 1 Habig, Alec 2016-07-26 23:43:48 UTC
I've had a similar problem, over a similar timeline, but with different symptoms: rather than hanging, some profiles are ignored leaving me with the default profile instead.  I've noticed that this is the same behavior as if I did a "konsole --profile someNoneExistantProfile", making me think that konsole is simply not finding the profile and silently bonking back to a default.

So, I'm curious: if you invoke a bogus profile, do you get a hang or your default profile?  In which case, maybe you don't have a default set?

I'm baffled, as I've got almost identical profiles: all parameters the same except for name and which machine is being ssh'd to.  One works, the other doesn't.  However, both work if invoked from konsole's "File->New Tab" menu.  You'd think that stdarg would be a pretty solid way to init a program!  Verified this using diff on the .profile files stored in ~/.local/share/konsole, which is where they've apparently migrated to in this version of kde.

Unfortunately, the konsoles profile launcher widget appears to be using the --profile option to launch, rather than whatever the in-program menu item is using, and that's what I would like to use to start konsoles.

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