Odd "logout" behaviour in KDE4 (Jaunty)
fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Sat Jul 25 19:48:18 UTC 2009
On Saturday 25 Jul 2009 17:34:33 Alvin wrote:
> On Saturday 25 July 2009 14:08:01 sam wrote:
> > Donn wrote:
> > > On Friday, 24 July 2009 18:38:30 Alvin wrote:
> > >> 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.
> > >
> > > Try Ctrl + Alt + F1 --> that gives you a console login. No need for ssh
> > > as far as I can tell!
> > >
> > > \d
> > You may be suffering from this bug:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/211631
> > If you have:
> > -samba/cifs shares mounting in fstab
> > -you get a black screen with a cursor when you shutdoown that hangs from
> > 1 min -> forever
> > -you may or may not see a "CIFS VFS" error at shutdown
> > you may be affected.
> > If you have these symptoms but don't get the error messages you can
> > remove the quiet and splash parameters from your boot line, which will
> > let you see what is going on. If you are suffering from this you will
> > see the shutdown process stop and hang with "CIFS VFS..."
> > The fix listed in #46-47 of the bug report works for me.
> > If this is not the case, have you tried instead of hard power the
> > Alt-SysReq- REISUB trick
> > (http://kember.net/articles/231/reisub-the-gentle-linux-restart) to get
> > the machine to shut down as it is safer for your data as it forces a
> > sync of the disks.
> Thanks for trying, but I'm not suffering from that bug. I always remove the
> quiet and splash parameters. The screen is really, really blank. No cursor in
> sight. I have several network disks mounted, (like /home), but they are all
> NFS4 shares.
I wonder if it's unmounting the NFS shares and then some app tries to write its configuration into /home? Just a thought.
I too have odd shutdown behaviour - I can't use 'Restart' because this doesn't do a full reboot of the computer. I've tracked it down to an ACPI bug in my BIOS.
> (On a side note, I can't use vga= as a boot parameter. Framebuffer doesn't seem
> to work for this video card)
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