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Old 02-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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KDE gives blank screen on logouts (using startx not KDM)

I log into run level 3, then I use startx to get KDE. When I logout of KDE instead of falling into run level 3 with nice prompt, I get blank screen. Monitor's power light goes orange (from green).

This has been a problem since downloading new ( from nvidia website. I havn't changed xorg.conf either. I removed old nvidia with nvidia-uninstall and ran the new script.

Can't find anything useful in Xorg.log but my syslog gives this:
Feb 27 18:49:40 darkstar console-kit-daemon[1765]: WARNING: Failed to acquire org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit 
Feb 27 18:49:40 darkstar console-kit-daemon[1765]: WARNING: Could not acquire name; bailing out
Running Slackware-13.37 with

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Edit: I installed, I copied/pasted the wrong file name.

Last edited by PenguinWearsFedora; 02-28-2012 at 11:34 AM.
Old 02-27-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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how about upgrading the NVidia driver?
NVidia's latest driver is 295.20
Old 03-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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Sorry, wrong solution.

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Old 03-13-2012, 11:25 PM   #4
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I was having a similar problem with getting a black screen after logging out of KDE (init 3 like you). It magically fixed itself after I reinstalled for other reasons but I did try to find a solution.

It's a shot in the dark, but I had saved that link to apply the change to kdmrc file if the black screens started happening again. Maybe it'll help you.
Old 03-14-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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I've seen the above post, but the OP (thach.trung.ngoc) was having problem when booting into runlevel 4 (multiuser with X) unlike me (I was having problem when I boot into runlevel 3, and startx into KDE). I assume thach.trung.ngoc's fix was to tinker with kdmrc file since he is using KDM. Since, I don't use KDM this might not work for me. I would definitely have given it a try, but I've already reverted back to my previous nvidia driver. Guess what, problem went away!


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