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Old 12-10-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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IceWM logout problem, kernel 2.6.x

Anybody else having IceWM fail to logout since upgrading to kernel 2.6.x?

I have tried uninstalling it, compiling and installing the latest version from the IceWM website, reverting to the version included with my distro (Mdk 10.1 OE) after removing all traces of the latest version, and done this repeatedly, and still cannot log out correctly. It used to close all my applications and log out, but now the "logout" indicator just gets grayed out.

I can use "restart Xterm" option and exit from that Xterm, but it's the same as hitting ALT+CTL+Backspace, not closing apps and risking data corruption.

The alternative is to close each application by hand and then ALT+CTL+Backspace. No big problem, but it's annoying when Ice used to do it all for me...
Old 12-10-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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Problem solved, though not understood

I found what was causing the hangup for logout via IceWM's menu.

In the ~/.icewm/preferences file was a line (with comment) that said

# Command to start logout
Changing this to read:

# Command to start logout
made logout work again.

The change was not one I made myself. It was either introduced during experimenting with
the later version of IceWM, or else (more probably) put there by IceWM Control Panel, a utility
that, while useful in many ways, sometimes does unexpected things such as changing your
defaults in unpleasant fashion.

Case solved, though cause remains up in the air.


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