[kde-linux] 'End Session' problem

James Loughner jwrl at suddenlink.net
Sun Feb 10 04:16:03 UTC 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Saturday 09 February 2008 18:36:47 Anne Wilson wrote:
>> 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.
> James take a look at Bug #33095 at http://qa.mandriva.com/
> Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, changing splash=silent to splash=verbose.  It's not 
> clear why this works - the bug seems to be flgrx crashing on the way out, so 
> I don't see the connection - but several people have confirmed that it worked 
> for them.
> Anne
I run Suse 10.2 and have not seen this must be a Mandriva specific.
Changing video drivers is pretty generic.


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