Cannot logout, shutdown from KDE4 Factory after updates

After recent kernel-update and KDE4 Factory update I cannot logout, restart or shutdown. If I try a second time the desktop freezes.
I have both the old and the new kernel, makes no difference. On my laptop same thing. Changing Qt versions makes no difference either.
Looks like kdeinit4-shutdown and others are broken. Concerns kdelibs4…102

Any ideas for a workaround ?Hope that 4.2.1. solves it?

Knurpht adjusted his/her tinfoil beanie to write:

>
> After recent kernel-update and KDE4 Factory update I cannot logout,
> restart or shutdown. If I try a second time the desktop freezes.
> I have both the old and the new kernel, makes no difference. On my
> laptop same thing. Changing Qt versions makes no difference either.
> Looks like kdeinit4-shutdown and others are broken. Concerns
> kdelibs4…102
>
> Any ideas for a workaround ?Hope that 4.2.1. solves it?
>
>

I had same prob until I turned off the effects and machine
shutsdown/reboots Ok now.

I don`t use them really anyway but you could disable different ones and
see if there is one that is causing it, I think I saw somewhere that
present windows was causing probs a while ago but am not 100% sure on
that.

YMMV.

HTH


Mark

Nil illegitimi carborundum

Found out this: cleaned up ~/.kde4/share/config/resources completely, since i noticed many defunct processes. This helped me once: the first time i logged in. Logging out worked. But after logging in again, the processes started by restoring the session all have a “defunct” copy running and i cannot logout.

Definitely something very wrong. Looks like logging out does not kill processes properly

So, it’s not the kernel, it’s in KDE4

SOLVED: it’s neither in the kernel, nor in KDE4

Searching the web, I found out, rolling back the 180.35 NVidia driver to the 180.29 version should solve this. It worked on both my machines. Reinstalling the 180.35 version, makes the problem reappear.

link yea not at all a shock. 180.xx has been nice feature wise and improved performance too, but still way to many annoying bugs.

Indeed. I’ve been using NVidia cards for years, and every once in a while NV presented supreme linux drivers. But a lot of real misery in between. 180.29 performs OK.
Things like this just happen when you want to be on the bleeding edge.