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Old 05-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Black Screen at KDE Logout with 13.37 64-bit and VirtualBox

I'm trying to run Slackware 13.37 64-bit in a VirtualBox virtual machine. My VirtualBox version is 3.2.12. I had to disable compositing to keep the X-Server from reporting a segfault.

Now the problem is that on logout from KDE I get a completely black screen. I can switch to a console session and type commands to get the login screen again.

telinit 3
telinit 4

I tried editing "kdmrc" to add the line "TerminateServer=true" but it had no effect on the problem.

I had this working with Slackware 13.1 at one time, but I can't seem to get it working properly now even without desktop effects.

I'm trying to avoid changing my VirtualBox software since each version seems to just introduce new and different bugs. The 4.X versions are not yet very stable.

Any suggestions to troubleshoot and solve the problems will be appreciated.
Old 05-03-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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I found that I had put "TerminateServer=true" in the wrong section of "kdmrc". I found a commented line in the correct section and removed the comment character. After un-commenting "TerminateServer=true" in the correct place I now see the login manager after logging out of KDE.


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