Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109375
Xserver crashes when logging out of gnome session
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
When I log out of a GNOME session, I get a blank screen with
only the cross cursor in it. After that everything hangs.
I can however do CTRL-ALT-BS, and gdm restarts properly.
I am using the NVIDIA driver 4496.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login GNOME session
2. Log out the normal way
I experienced the same problem, with NVidia cards, but only with
Xinerama enabled. The same problem as described above happens with
XFree's default driver and NVidia's one. The only way I found to
unlock the machine is to ssh from another machine and reboot.
Note that the problem happens (on my machine) :
- Only when logging out from KDE or Gnome. Killing the X server with
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace returns correctly to GDM. Lauching a "terminal
only" session and logging out from the terminal also works well (as
long as Gnome or KDE isn't launched from the terminal).
- Only when using Xinerama. I have three displays, and everything
works very well as long as Xinerama is disabled (three distinct displays).
- With GDM and KDM as well.
- With XFree's default driver and NVidia's one as well.
Here is my configuration :
AGP NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX
PCI NVIDIA TNT2 (1)
PCI NVIDIA TNT2 (2)
Intel Celeron on MSI motherboard
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