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Old 03-28-2010, 05:08 AM   #1
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Question X window KDE logout


Dear all,
every time I logout from Xwindow KDE, it doesn't redirect me to Linux command line, instead it was halted without the machine being shut down. How can I exit from KDE and go to Linux command line?

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Old 03-28-2010, 05:14 AM   #2
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press
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CTRL_ALT_Fx
 
Old 03-28-2010, 05:24 AM   #3
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You can try:

sudo /sbin/init 3
 
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press
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CTRL_ALT_Fx
what does Fx mean? Is it anything between F1 through F12? thanks
 
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what does Fx mean? Is it anything between F1 through F12? thanks
yes, it starts at F1 untill F6 for a terminal
 
Old 03-28-2010, 05:40 AM   #6
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I don't understand by "starting for a terminal". I'm running KDE on from Linux command line by executing "startx", therefore when I logout from the KDE session I would expect I should be directed to the Linux command line where I was started and saved the last KDE configuration.

What exactly does the "CTRL ALT Fx" do? I did CTRL ALT F1 and my pc was halted but the machine was not shut down (and I didn't know what state my machine was in). Then I hit reset button, and my machine took a longer process of booting than usual (which I didn't know what it was doing). What was going on?

Also, what is "init 3"? Where should I execute this? When I try this in one of emulated terminal, it didn't anything.

Any ideas?

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Old 03-28-2010, 06:01 AM   #7
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1. Press Ctl-Alt-F1. This should take you to the screen you launched X from. Do you have a command prompt? You might get it if you hit Enter a couple of times.

2. If this fails press Ctlr-Alt-F2. This will take you to another terminal. Log in.
You can then shut down from there. More importantly try
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sudo ps -A
That will show you what is running and possibly give you a clue about what is wrong.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 06:45 AM   #8
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hmm, both CRL ALT F1 and F2 brought me to a blank screen. What's going on?
 
Old 03-28-2010, 11:34 AM   #9
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OK, (or rather, not).

The PC seems to be crashing when X terminates.

Examine /var/log/xorg.0.log.old with a text editor. This is the log of your previous X session. it may hold a clue in the last lines which should be "unload module xxxx" lines.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 05:33 AM   #10
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hmm, I look at the file, cannot find anything wrong from that file,

Cannot find any phrase that saying "unload module"

Seemed that the modules weren't unloaded.....

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Old 04-01-2010, 09:22 PM   #11
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ok, turns out I need to load a proprietary graphic card driver.http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-6-kde-798603/
 
  


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