[Bug 178537] New: Unable to logout, after sudoing with menu.lst.

Giorgos Kostopoulos giorgos67 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 02:48:31 CET 2008


           Summary: Unable to logout, after sudoing with menu.lst.
           Product: kde
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Ubuntu Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: unassigned-bugs at kde.org
        ReportedBy: giorgos67 at gmail.com

Version:            (using KDE 4.1.3)
OS:                Linux
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages

Hi1 :-)

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).

THANKS!!! :-)

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