Re: can't logout on consoles
On Sun, December 14 at 10:44 PM EST
Shawn Lamson <email@example.com> wrote:
>Recently I have experienced that when logging out on a console the
>message "logout" appears and the session hangs there. The screen
>accepts keypresses and I can CTRL+ALT+F7 back to an XSession. The
>logout just seems to hang indefinitely. Happens on "exit" or "logout"
>for all users, including root.
>I don't recall this being related to any upgrade. Anyone have a clue
replying to my own post. Still need help but at least I realized that
the problem is actually with the new getty (i think)... after the
"logout/exit" hangs for a while I will get a "ID 5: getty respawning too
fast stopping for 5 minutes" type of message. If I mark the tty in
question "off" in inittab and run telinit q as root, then make it
"respawn" again and rerun telinit q - I often, but not always, get a
login back. I get the "stall" no matter what user logs out, but it is
much worse on the console I use to startx.. I background X and logout,
this is the one that hangs irreparably.
Still need help,