Re: kdm background - where?
On Saturday 06 January 2007 11:01, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> Am Samstag 06 Januar 2007 11:14 schrieb Alan Chandler:
> > When I end my current session, instead of seeing kdm's login
> > screen I just have a completely blue background. Even worse than
> > that Ctrl-Alt-F1 does not bring up the console but a blank grey
> > screen
> > The only way to do anything is to ctrl-alt-backspace followed by
> > ctrl-alt-del which reboots the machine
> > I suspect some combination of xorg-xserver and my i810 video not
> > working, but before submitting a bug report I just want to rule out
> > a kdm problem.
> I also use i810 and see this behaviour only when trying to restart
> the X server from within X. Going to a VT first and running
> "/etc/init.d/kdm restart" works, though. However, shutting down from
> within X works.
> I also use the framebuffer to get a nice VT and I actually blame the
> crappy video output situation under linux for this.
> Try without framebuffer, without DRI and without XVMC support and
> maybe that fixes it.
All of your points exactly match mine now that I have corrected the
problem of a missing background file. I suspect that kdm is restarting
X or something when a session ends and it can't find the backgound.
See debian bug report #405792