[kde-linux] 'End Session' problem

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 29 21:16:53 UTC 2008

On Saturday 29 March 2008 20:59:28 david wrote:
> 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.

I've never seen such error messages.  <sigh> It's most likely to be a 
combination of factors, and that makes it very difficult to trace.

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