black screen and cursor, and nothing more

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Sat Aug 18 10:18:55 BST 2018

On Saturday August 18 2018 09:15:08 huw wrote:

>I just press ctrl-alt-backspace twice to fix this...I think it restarts
>the X server or something?

Yes, that's the standard shortcut for killing the X11 server, effectively logging you off and falling back to the login screen.

A thought: did you get the new login manager when you installed the Plasma5 environment? It's not officially a KDE app so there's a change it wasn't installed.

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