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Old 12-18-2001, 06:00 PM   #1
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Location: Cambridgeshire, England
Distribution: Ubuntu 13.10
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Strange X "shutdown" with SuSE 7.3

HI all,
I have SuSE 7.3 Pro, running the settup "straight out of the box", so I haven't updated KDE (which I use over GNOME),
the kernel etc.

I was in the middle of a game of Shisen-Sho, and the screen suddenly went black and when it came up, it had reverted to the SuSE console login prompt. As I was about to put my ID and password in, the screen went black twice and came up with the graphical KDE login prompt!

The console says this:
Dec 18 20:56:04 linux kdm[1035]: Server for display :0 terminated

and /var/log/messages says this:
Dec 18 20:56:00 linux /USR/SBIN/CRON[20611]: (mdom) CMD (/usr/bin/python
-S /usr/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner)
Dec 18 20:56:04 linux kdm[1035]: Server for display :0 terminated
Dec 18 20:56:05 linux PAM-unix2[6065]: session finished for user root,
service su
Dec 18 20:56:05 linux PAM-unix2[1873]: session finished for user paul,
service xdm
Dec 18 20:56:23 linux PAM-unix2[20621]: session started for user paul,service xdm
Dec 18 20:56:23 linux PAM-unix2[20621]: session started for user paul,
service xdm
(although I think the CRON message is a red herring, since this seems to be running fairly constantly).

I am running with a NVIDIA TNT2 card by the way.
Has anyone else encountered this problem?

Old 12-18-2001, 08:54 PM   #2
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Not sure if this would help, but I've been having more of less the same probs with black screen whenever I try enabling 3D in X11. Also, have you updated the Nvidia drivers yet?


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