Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128654
Dell Latitude laptop hangs on logout with FC2
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed Fedora Core 2 on a Dell Latitude C600 laptop (dual boot
with W2k). This laptop was previously running RedHat 7.1 and W2k, and
The install went fine, and booted fine. After finishing the
installation I logged in as root to do some more setup. When I tried
to log out (click red hat, click log out, click OK), the screen goes
black and the system hangs. No response to keyboard, mouse, or pings.
I tried doing this while ssh'd in from another system, and the ssh
session quit working too. It's a hard hang, as I have to power cycle
the laptop to get it to work again. W2k works fine, so I doubt it's a
There is nothing in the logs that give a clue as to what is happening.
This happens if I log in as a regular user instead of root as well.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Here's some additional information:
I changed the runlevel to 3 and booted the laptop. Logged in, did a
"startx", and logged out. It dropped me back to the console screen
and was working fine.
So whatever this is has something to do with the system being in
runlevel 5 when I log out.
Still more info:
seems to have cured this problem, at least for now...
This looks like a duplicate of bug #123424l, could you try to update
to a more recent kernel and see if that fixes the problem?
The latest kernel (2.6.8-1.521) did not fix it. Commenting out the
in /etc/X11/xorg.conf seems to have helped, in that most of the time I
get the gdm login display when I log out. If I log out with "Save
Current Setup" checked, none of the windows respond, the cursor will
still move around the screen, but clicking doesn't do anything. I
have to switch to a console window and manually kill the X process.
I've seen this last issue on a desktop system running a fully updated
FC2, so it may not have anything to do with the issue I reported
I have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop at work, which works fine with FC4. Video
card is ATI, referenced in bug 123424.
Please try with FC4 and re-open if still not working, FC2 isn't supported anymore.
FC4 works fine - I've been running it since it was released.