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samac 11-08-2013 03:23 PM

Black screen on closure of X

I'm running 14.1 and AlienBob's KDE 4.11.3 packages plus multi-lib.

There is small problem on logout, restart, or turn off. I get about ten seconds of black screen before X finally exits, but ctrl,alt, backspace restarts X in about two seconds. This happens for all users.

Is anyone else seeing this?


samac 11-09-2013 01:15 PM


su -c halt and reboot take X down in about 2 seconds, the same as ctrl, alt, backspace.

This would suggest a KDE problem.

Any ideas how to track this down.


samac 11-09-2013 02:58 PM


Halting from login prompt (KDM) takes computer to scrolling text in about two seconds.


Richard Cranium 11-09-2013 11:26 PM

Is your session manager attempting to save its session data as part of shutdown?

samac 11-10-2013 02:26 AM

Not as far as I know, session manager is set to start an empty session.

One good thing about this is that I have found and fixed two or three other problems because of it.


samac 11-10-2013 03:16 AM

OK appears to be fixed. I installed an earlier version of the NVIDIA driver.

Gazl added this in another thread

Nvidia added libEGL in the new version of the driver, but only on 32bit. On 64bit you get a warning: something about it being unable to determine the architecture for conflict testing (I would have expected the 'lib64' to be a fairly blatant clue, but whatever...). The driver actually installs, but removes, while leaving mesa's still in-place. What I'm not sure about is whether the appropriate action is to put the .la file back, or to also remove the that belongs to mesa and was left behind. Thankfully, I don't think there's much that actually uses it as yet, so it's not an urgent issue. I expect NVIDIA will get their act together and fix it sooner or later (probably later ).
So I downgraded to 325.15


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