Odd "logout" behaviour in KDE4 (Jaunty)

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Fri Jul 24 13:36:11 UTC 2009

David McGlone wrote:

> On Thursday 23 July 2009 02:21:15 pm Donn wrote:
>> On Thursday, 23 July 2009 18:48:56 Derek Broughton wrote:
>> > "Logout" first - and find it NEVER takes me to a login prompt.
>> > Instead it logs me out, then shuts down.
>> Logout on my system closed KDE (eventually) and then leaves a black X
>> screen (I think) and that's all. Shutdown has a probable chance of doing
>> so. It's not 50/50 and it's not 90% either. I stick to shutdown -h now
>> these days...
> Yesterday I installed 9.04 on a friends computer for her and I noticed the
> system would go to a black screen and hang with the cursor still on the
> screen when I tried to shutdown without logging out.
> I didn't say anything, and I'm quietly praying that it was only a 1 time
> deal. In the meantime I am looking for a solution in case the issue does
> come up.

Probably not.  That sounds like it may be related to the fact that more than 
one KDE app refuses to properly close itself when you log out - resulting in 
the whole shutdown process stalling.  If, otoh, it's getting to a point 
where it says "Halt", but doesn't, I believe there are fixes for that (iirc, 
that happens when ACPI is a little buggy - which is a laptop vendor problem, 
not Ubuntu's).

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