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Old 08-27-2006, 10:20 AM   #1
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Exclamation GDM Crashes After Logging Out


hi guys,

i recently came across this thing!!
whenever i logout of GNOME to get back to login Screen, the GDM crashes(i think so!!).
Nothing happens & the screen goes all BLACK

I tried using [ctrl-alt-backspace] to restart X, but nothing happens...

Any ideas??
 
Old 08-27-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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I can't help you, but can tell you the same thing is happening to me in my gentoo install.
If you want to avoid rebooting every time - in a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1), type
/etc/init.d/gdm restart
This does not really fix the problem.

I haven't bothered to investigate this, because mine is a headless system and I rarely run X on it.
But it is odd, and I'd also appreciate help with getting it fixed.

Is there a log file for gdm? Have you checked /var/log/messages or other log files in /var/log/ ?
 
Old 08-31-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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i tried installing the latest version of GNOME for any bug fixes,, but still the problem is there...!!

 
Old 09-01-2006, 04:59 AM   #4
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I don't think this is a problem with gnome, because I use KDE with gdm and have the same issue. I'm sure the issue is with gdm.

Do you have an nVidia graphics card, or the nVidia driver installed?
Does this apply to you:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=60107

I don't think it applies to me.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 07:17 AM   #5
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I have just set this value
AlwaysRestartServer=true
in /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf

But I can't test this until tonight, as I'm at work.

Would this work for you? I'm not completely certain what this does, but it might not be a good idea if you have multiple X sessions running at the same time.
 
  


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