[kde-linux] 'End Session' problem

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 9 18:36:47 UTC 2008

On Saturday 09 February 2008 16:58:49 James Loughner wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Saturday 09 February 2008 09:15, M K wrote:
> >>>> 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. Â I wonder if
> >>> it really is an X problem. Â All the same, if it is, why doesn't it
> >>> affect shutting down or rebooting? Â 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 :-)
> >
> > You could be right, though.  One thing is clear, the same distro performs
> > perfectly on my old, non-ATi, laptop.  I had no problem with the 2007 and
> > 2007.1 versions of Mandriva, but then the Radeon X600 wasn't said to be
> > supported by the kernel drivers, so I would have been using a simpler
> > video driver.  I guess the only way to test the theory is to find out how
> > to load the old (vesa?) driver instead of the current one.  I'm pushed
> > for time at the moment, but I'll try to look into that over the next day
> > or two.
> >
> > Anne
> Just edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and make vesa the driver.
OK, tried it, and proved the point.  The display was, frankly, awful, but 
the 'End Session' worked perfectly.  Time to report a bug.


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