- Open Obsidian by clicking on the icon.
- Close Obsidian by clicking on the X in the upper right corner.
- Try to open Obsidian again by clicking on the icon.
Obsidian should launch, open the last used vault/note, etc.
Obsidian’s icon animation looks like it’s loading, but the window doesn’t appear. Obsidian creates several processes visible in system monitor. The processes eat a small amount of memory but no CPU usage is seen.
- Operating system:
Debian 11 with KDE Plasma desktop environment
- Debug info:
Obsidian version: v0.15.9
Installer version: v0.14.15
Operating system: #1 SMP Debian 5.10.136-1 (2022-08-13) 5.10.0-17-amd64
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 2
Restricted mode: off
Plugins installed: 1
Plugins enabled: 1
1: Obsidian Git v1.31.0
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 11
KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.78.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.10.0-17-amd64
OS Type: 64-bit
Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz
Memory: 7.7 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® HD Graphics 520
I’m able to fix this issue by doing:
- End all processes named “obsidian” in system monitor.
- Restart KDE Plasma shell:
kquitapp5 plasmashell && kstart5 plasmashell
- Clicking on the icon of the app will now have it launch as expected.
Sorry that the debug info has the plugins and snippets - this issue continues even without them.
I don’t know how to dump the names of the processes in an elegant way. I’ve took screenshots of some and put them in this imgur album. I didn’t screenshot those with repeating titles, as most of them simply have the name “obsidian --enable-crashpad”.
I don’t experience this issue with any other application, otherwise I’d take this to some Plasma related forum. Let me know if this should go there anyways, or if there’s any other debug info I should give that I skipped by accident.