[Bug 178537] New: Unable to logout, after sudoing with menu.lst.
giorgos67 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 02:48:31 CET 2008
Summary: Unable to logout, after sudoing with menu.lst.
Platform: Ubuntu Packages
AssignedTo: unassigned-bugs at kde.org
ReportedBy: giorgos67 at gmail.com
Version: (using KDE 4.1.3)
Installed from: Ubuntu Packages
I installed here a fresh copy of Kubuntu Intrepid (v.8.10) desktop AMD64, KDE
v.4.1.3, kernel 2.6.27-9-generic, gcc v.4.3.2, dolphin v.1.1, kate v.3.1.3,
konsole v.2.1, reboot v.0.3.9.
I normally can logout-restart-poweroff correctly.
There's only 1 problematic case:
In the case I've given at konsole "sudo dolphin" and dealing with grub
directory (mainly altering with kate the menu.lst), after saving the changes
and closing kate, dolphin and konsole, I'm unable to logout.
KDE is trying to logout, I can hear the logout sound and after a while, I'm at
the front of a black screen with the white cursor (that I can move across the
Sometimes, the screen is white (instead of black), while some other I can also
see at the background, kate with the menu.lst loaded.
At the moment, although I can move the cursor, there is nothing to click at.
Ctrl-alt-del and Alt-F combinations are inresponsible and the only solution I
could think, is hitting ctrl-alt-backspace, that killed X and presented me the
log on screen. There, I can restart or log on again (log on screen, is fully
Another workarround for logging out, after (sudo) dealing with menu.lst, is
giving at konsole: "sudo reboot". (Reboot is working OK).
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