[kde-linux] 'End Session' problem

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Mar 29 20:59:28 UTC 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Saturday 29 March 2008 10:19:41 M K wrote:
>> I really don't like to roll up this discussion again, but it seems like
>> "splash=verbose" in grub.conf doesn't fix the logoff problem completely.
>> One of my colleagues told that despite of "verbose" he had this problem at
>> least one time (after logout, black screen with mouse pointer, forever) -
>> and yesterday, I had it again, too.
>> Seems like there is more than "splash=verbose" :-( Can there be any more
>> reasons? (At least, X can now be restarted with 'init 3; init 5' and not a
>> reboot).
> Do you have any remote shares mounted?  I thought that I was getting the 
> problem again, but I found that there is a long (20-30 seconds?) delay on a 
> black screen, then shutdown continues.  I'm not certain, but I believe this 
> relates to the shares I mount in fstab.  I suspect that shutdown is waiting 
> for something to either shut down or signal that it's no longer busy.
> Of course your case might be something completely different :-)

FWIW, I encountered that same black blank screen when I logged out last 
night. (I boot to a text login, login, then use startx to bring up KDE.) 
I have "splash=verbose" set - it does make a difference, but isn't a 
complete cure. I do mount some network shares, but not in fstab - I 
mount them via SMB4K, and always manually unmount them before I shutdown.

I think it's related to video drivers, but that could be because I 
always see error messages from X (trying to use some feature of an Intel 
chipset that doesn't exist on this laptop) after I close the session and 
return to the command line.

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