Odd "logout" behaviour in KDE4 (Jaunty)

Alvin info at alvin.be
Fri Jul 24 16:38:30 UTC 2009

On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:47:02 +0200, David McGlone <david at dmcentral.net>  

> 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.

I have the same problem. Logging out will give me a blank screen. My  
workaround is logging in with ssh and # /etc/init.d/kdm restart
Of course, this requires a second pc. No good solution yet.
I think it may be related to the Intel graphics issues.

Your shutdown problem might be something else. I was having troubles  
halting the computer until I installed linux-backport-modules-jaunty.  
(Fixed an issue with the Intel WiFi)

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