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Old 05-27-2013, 03:08 AM   #1
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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?
 
Old 05-27-2013, 03:36 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 03:43 AM   #3
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You mention in another thread:

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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?
 
Old 05-27-2013, 04:02 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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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.
 
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Sometimes kdm bugs out on session logout. Have you tried TerminateServer=true in /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc ?
 
Old 05-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 04:56 AM   #8
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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

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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?
 
Old 05-28-2013, 05:12 AM   #9
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Sadly, no.

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

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Old 05-28-2013, 05:23 AM   #10
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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?
 
Old 05-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 05-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #12
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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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