[kde-linux] 'End Session' problem
overlord_3d at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 9 09:15:22 UTC 2008
> From: cannewilson at googlemail.com
> To: kde-linux at kde.org
> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 18:55:20 +0000
> Subject: Re: [kde-linux] 'End Session' problem
> On Friday 08 February 2008 17:32:26 M K wrote:
> > > On my laptop I am unable to 'End Session'. I suspect that this is caused
> > > by something left over from a previous install, but so far haven't been
> > > able to find it. I can shut down cleanly and also reboot cleanly, but if
> > > I 'End Session' I see about 1 second of normal activity, then the screen
> > > flashes and is replaced by a black screen with a cursor in the top
> > > left-hand corner. There is considerable disk activity for about 5
> > > seconds, then nothing. There it hangs until I touch the power button, at
> > > which time it begins a shutdown routine.
> > >
> > > It looks as though the shutdown is expecting to have to deal with a
> > > service that it can't find. I used to start with a previously saved
> > > session, but it is now set to start with an empty session. I'm really
> > > stuck for ideas to check.
> > Looks like the same problem I have with KDE... no, not KDE any more, now it
> > seems to be X itself. In my earlier mails I wrote about KDE crashing on
> > logout (bugzilla.novell.com, bug 336627) and told that after the crash
> > there's sometimes only a black screen with mouse pointer on it, forever
> > until a reboot - ctrl+alt+backspace and init 3, init 5 do not help. So i
> > thought this was a consequence of the bug - but of course, I was wrong :)
> > Now, after patching the KDE bug, after a logout X STILL sporadically
> > doesn't return to the login screen, but stays with a black screen and mouse
> > cursor - at least, now I can restart X with 'init 3; init 5' and don't have
> > to reboot (ctrl+alt+backspace still doesn't work). Now I don't know if it's
> > a configuration error or a problem with NVIDIA drivers (or something else).
> > P.S. Oh yeah, this time there's nothing in the Xorg.#.log or
> > .xsession-errors - they both have exactly the same entries as when the
> > logout runs normally.
> Hmm - this is a laptop with an ATi Mobility Radeon X600. I wonder if it
> really is an X problem. All the same, if it is, why doesn't it affect
> shutting down or rebooting? You've given me food for thought, but I'm not
> absolutely convinced.
I think shutdown or reboot are not affected 'cause these are not strict X routines, but the logoff... don't know if it's a total trash what I've just said :-)
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