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Old 07-14-2004, 09:11 AM   #1
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occasional kdm log-out and application closure crashes


There is this very annoying problem with my Slack installation (running Slack 10 with kernels 2.4.26 and 2.6.7). Sometimes, when I log out (using kdm) or close an application, the system just exits to a black screen, outputs the usual logout messages and stops on "Starting the X11 system manager". Although keyboard output is echoed to the screen, nothing useful happens, for there is no prompt. The system is only made re-useable again by using ctrl-alt-delete to reboot. The strange thing is that this occurs only some of the time. On other occasions, log-outs and application closures cause no problems. Is anyone experiencing this?

Sure can use some help to solve it.

Old 07-14-2004, 09:51 AM   #2
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At the power managment level, do you use APM or ACPI ? If ACPI, it is enabled in BIOS or not ?
Old 07-14-2004, 03:08 PM   #3
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while you are debugging the problem you may find that Alt-F6 will give you a prompt
Old 07-14-2004, 06:11 PM   #4
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Are there any useful entries in /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog or /var/log/Xorg.0.log around the time the crash occurs?
Old 07-15-2004, 06:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for the resonses. I am using ACPI and it is enabled in the BIOS. I have not checked entries in /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog or /var/log/Xorg.0.log but I will do so.



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