Re: can't shutdown or log out from kde 4.4.5
On Friday, August 06, 2010 11:56:58 pm you wrote:
> On šeštadienis 07 Rugpjūtis 2010 04:50:23 Tim Folger wrote:
> > On Friday, August 06, 2010 3:00:07 pm you wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > On penktadienis 06 Rugpjūtis 2010 22:23:53 Tim Folger wrote:
> > > > On Friday, August 06, 2010 10:32:13 am you wrote:
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > > On ketvirtadienis 05 Rugpjūtis 2010 20:16:57 Tim Folger wrote:
> > > > > > I just installed debian unstable with kde 4.4.5 on a new hp
> > > > > > desktop. Everything is working fine except when I try to logout
> > > > > > or shutdown by right clicking on the desktop. No matter which
> > > > > > option I
> > > > > > choose--logout, shutdown, or restart--the screen goes black and
> > > > > > nothing happens. I'm forced to do a hard shutdown or use
> > > > > > alt-SysRq-B to reboot. I can reboot or shutdown using the command
> > > > > > line when logged into kde. Is anyone else having this problem?
> > > > > > Any ideas how to solve it?
> > > > >
> > > > > Install kde-standard (or hal that it depends on).
> > > >
> > > > Both hal and kde-standard are already installed. I've also tried
> > > > running dpkg- reconfigure kdm, but the problem remains.
> > >
> > > What happens if you execute:
> > >
> > > $ qdbus org.kde.ksmserver /KSMServer logout 0 0 0
> > >
> > > ?
> > Well, I just discovered something interesting. I have three different
> > kernels installed: 2.6.32-5-686-bigmem; 2.6.32-5-686; and
> > 2.6.32-trunk-686. When I boot into kde with the trunk kernel, shutdown
> > and logout with kdm works fine; when I boot into kde with the other two
> > kernels I get a black screen and have to do a hard shutdown (or use
> > alt-SysRq-b). I installed the bigmem kernel thinking it would be better
> > for my box, which has 4 gigs of ram, but maybe I should stick with the
> > trunk kernel. Should I report the bigmem kernel problem as a bug?
> Please reply on-list, there is nothing private in your mail.
> Regarding your problem, if it does not work with 2.6.32-5-686 (both
> flavours, not just bigmem), it's probably a fault of DRM inside the
> kernel. What's your video card and what driver are you using? Try
> disabling desktop effects.
> It's a kernel bug.
After much searching I've solved my problem(s). I've been using the open-
source radeon driver, but apparently it wasn't being loaded in the proper
order at boot time, which resulted in a host of problems. Besides the shutdown
problems I mentioned above, desktop effects in kde didn't work well. The
solution: I added "radeon" (without the quotes) to /etc/modules. Now desktop
effects work; glxgears fps has more than doubled, and I can shutdown, restart,
etc. with both flavors of the 2.6.32-5-686 kernels--bigmem and regular.