Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 851135
KDE Leave -> Shut down/Restart results in black screen
Last modified: 2012-08-31 08:05:49 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to Leave -> Restart, the system doesn't reboot and screen goes blank instead (seems like frozen, I can't swith to console). Running 'reboot' command works. Tested on fully updated Fedora 18 Alpha TC3 x86_64 in KVM.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Proposing as a Beta blocker per criterion: "All release-blocking desktops' offered mechanisms (if any) for shutting down, logging out and rebooting must work"
Update: 'Shut down' has the same behavior.
kde-workspace-4.8.0-systemd-shutdown.patch is supposed to hand this job off to systemd (right Kevin?), and it does on f17.
So either the systemd api changed, or we have a systemd buglet here (or something else causing systemd shutdown to fail).
When running KDM, kde-workspace-4.8.0-systemd-shutdown.patch has no effect, instead the shutdown is requested to KDM, which runs the traditional command-line executables to request a shutdown from systemd. Now why running "reboot" directly works, but when KDM runs it, it doesn't, I don't know.
In any case, this smells like déjà vu: IIRC, we had an issue before a previous release (F17?) where systemd would kill KDM before it had a chance to issue the reboot. This had been fixed for the release. Has this annoying behavior returned?
I don't see this issue on F18 Alpha TC4 anymore.