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mlpa 05-27-2013 04:08 AM

After kernel upgrade I experience black screen when I logout
 
After I upgrade the kernel to the last version (3.2.45-2), my laptop shows a black screen when I logout.

I am using Slackware64 14.0, my graphic card is a Ati 5730 mobile and I installed the latest drivers for that card.

Anyone has a similar issue? Or a possible solution?

ruario 05-27-2013 04:36 AM

I don't have that issue but as to a possible solution, you might try another kernel. Those of us with different issues have had some luck with using the 3.4.47 or 3.8.13 kernels instead.

If you have never built a kernel before start by looking at the README file in the slackware-14.0/source/k/ directory (for a little more detail you may also wish to read "Building a Linux Kernel from Source" from the Slackware Documentation Project).

Pat provides config files for the 3.4.X series of kernels in slackware-14.0/testing/source/config-testing-3.4.11/. Alternatively he also provides config files for the 3.8.X series of kernels in slackware-current/source/k/.

You can always grab the latest source packages from www.kernel.org.

ruario 05-27-2013 04:43 AM

You mention in another thread:

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlpa (Post 4959476)
I have a Ati 5730 card, and the latest version of catalyst drivers.

Quick question, You did rebuild the Catalyst driver after kernel upgrade, right?

mlpa 05-27-2013 05:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ruario (Post 4959717)
You mention in another thread:



Quick question, You did rebuild the Catalyst driver after kernel upgrade, right?

Yes, I do a successful startx, the problem is when I log out.
After I log out there is no more graphics.

gauchao 05-27-2013 01:26 PM

It happened to me either - slack 14 64bit, Ati Radeon 6870, catalyst - the solution was to upgrade the kernel and it is working fine again.

qweasd 05-27-2013 08:05 PM

Sometimes kdm bugs out on session logout. Have you tried TerminateServer=true in /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc ?

dc_eros 05-27-2013 08:53 PM

Well, I have downloaded and applied the latest 14.0 patch/update last night. Now my intel graphics 3000 laptop locks up few minutes after logged in (kde, xfce, *box WM). I saw a comment on ChangeLog about the intel graphics revert but I'm not pretty sure if I got the reverted version (downloaded 3 days ago or so).

Looks like I have to downgrade to 14.0's original kernel or perhaps try again and verify if I've applied the latest patch kernel.

mlpa 05-28-2013 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by qweasd (Post 4960163)
Sometimes kdm bugs out on session logout. Have you tried TerminateServer=true in /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc ?

I do not have KDM. Good old console and good old startx command :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ruario (Post 4959712)
I don't have that issue but as to a possible solution, you might try another kernel. Those of us with different issues have had some luck with using the 3.4.47 or 3.8.13 kernels instead.

If you have never built a kernel before start by looking at the README file in the slackware-14.0/source/k/ directory (for a little more detail you may also wish to read "Building a Linux Kernel from Source" from the Slackware Documentation Project).

Pat provides config files for the 3.4.X series of kernels in slackware-14.0/testing/source/config-testing-3.4.11/. Alternatively he also provides config files for the 3.8.X series of kernels in slackware-current/source/k/.

You can always grab the latest source packages from www.kernel.org.

Today I compiled the kernel 3.4.47 following the tutorial that you pointed out.
But my problem still exists :(

Any more ideas?

ruario 05-28-2013 06:12 AM

Sadly, no. :(

edit: Well, you could also try 3.8.13 I suppose.

mlpa 05-28-2013 06:23 AM

After a log out (with a black screen), I type startx again.
The monitor stays black.

Here is the Xorg.log of my laptop.

Does anyone see some problem?

hotchili 05-29-2013 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlpa (Post 4960418)
I do not have KDM. Good old console and good old startx command :)



Today I compiled the kernel 3.4.47 following the tutorial that you pointed out.
But my problem still exists :(

Any more ideas?

Have it too with 3.4.47, config used is based on config-generic-3.4.11.x64 from testing.
I don't think it has anything to do with your xorg config.

My system is a netbook, ASUS 1215B, amd e-350, I have catalyst 13.4 installed.

TobiSGD 05-29-2013 02:34 PM

AFAIK, this is not a problem with the kernel, it is a problem with AMD's driver. Solution is to use an older driver (13.1 should work) or the FOSS radeon driver.
Alternatively you use the vga= option in your liloconfig to set your screen to a standard resolution. I have tried that, but it leaves me with a garbled screen after shutting down X. At least keyboard input works, so that I am able to start X again.


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