Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59224
System crash after KDE logout
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:42 EDT
Description of Problem:
Since new installation of Red Hat with more packages after installing
a network adapter the X-Server crashes every time I log out from KDE (no difference if I start
runlevel 5 or if I start X manually). The main problem is that not only the X-Server crashes but the
whole system - I even can't switch off the computer, only the reset switch works. Without X-Server
there is no problem. And there's no problem with GNOME.
Version-Release number of selected
component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
log in to KDE (manually or with runlevel 5)
2. log out from KDE
either stopping the X-Server (when starting KDE from runlevel 3)
or shutting down the system (when starting with runlevel 5)
video card: Intel 810 chipset
If you are using graphical boot mode (runlevel 5), try switching to
using gdm instead of KDM nd see if the problem goes away. Also, try
changing to runlevel 3 and see if X works properly. This will provide
Also, please attach your X server log and config file, and the
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As mentionned above ;-) it makes no difference if I start KDE automatically
runlevel 5 or manually with startx from runlevel 3. Also it is only KDE which
causes the problem, there's no problem with GNOME.
Similar bug on an IBM xSeries system running runlevel 3.
When running gdm, kde crashes when logging out.
When running kdm, GNOME crashes when logging out.
This bug has been inappropriately marked MODIFIED. Please review the bug life
cycle information at
Changing bug status to ASSIGNED.
IMB xSeries as far as I know is unsupported
This bug was closed by the reporter putting it in MODIFIED state
about 8 months ago, and is rather old now. Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
are only getting security fixes for XFree86 now. While there may be
some backported bug fixes thrown in also, no real major bug fixing
occurs in old releases.
You've indicated above it doesn't occur in GNOME, so there is a workaround
available to you.
As an addiitonal note, the problems I have seen reported like this that
are similar, many have turned out to be the kernel hanging when KDE starts
trying to play sound effects during startup due to sound driver and/or
Recommended solution #1: Make sure your system is completely up2date
Recommended solution #2: Disable KDE sound
Recommended solution #3: Upgrade to Red Hat Linux 8.0, or test drive our new
Closing as WONTFIX for 7.2, as it isn't clear what the problem might be,
and it's an aged problem now. If the problem recurs in Red Hat Linux 8.0,
please open a new bug report, and include all of the details that were
asked above in this one also.