What happens when you hit the LeftCtrl+LeftAlt+backspace key? Or Hit LeftCtrl+LeftAlt+delete keys?
The scripts to leave X are "wmexit" , "wmreboot" , "wmpoweroff" and "restartwm" . "which" command shows the location of executables .
Take a look into /tmp/xerrs.log for error messages .
Example: Open terminal and type in
and it will show the location of that file.
What version of Puppy Linux also 5.? (Wary,Lupu,etc...). Is your install a frugal or full install?