> I just installed openSuse 11.1 on my IBM T61 laptop and everything is
> working fine except the Logout feature doesn’t work.
> When I click on “Logout” it displays only blank screen and then I’m
> left with no other choice then reboot the system.
> I’m sure its not frozen because when I do <Ctrl><Alt><Del> twice it
> starts the shutdown process.
When it appears frozen can you access a vt ( Ctrl+Alt+F1 ) if so login as root enter pass and see if:
I see the exact same problem as the thread starter.
When logging out the X server attempts to restart but instead I see a
blank screen with a stuck cursor at the top left. Although the system is
responsive, nothing is displayed on the screen, so everything happens
“blind”. Eg. switching to vt1 and logging in, I can issue a find command
and see the hard drive going nuts, but I see nothing on the screen: it
stays blank with the stuck cursor.
The only key that restores screen behaviour is CTRL+ALT+DEL, causing a
graceful shutdown/restart… in this case the openSUSE shutdown splash
appears. Hitting ESC during shutdown though displays a vt1 with the
opensuse logo at the top left and pixel garbage where the shutdown audit
I only see this issue when using the proprietary nvidia driver. When I
use the X.Org “nv” driver, there is no weirdness when logging out. Thing
is, I can’t get higher than 16-bit colour from the nv driver on the
T61’s Quadro NVS 140 graphics (any ideas?)
I can see the same issue if I switch from my live KDE session to vt1
(ctrl+alt+f1), then login as root, run init 3 (shutting down X) and then
init 5 to start X again. So the issue is not with logging out, but
instead the restart of X with the nvidia driver, after it’s successfully
run once. I’m fairly sure it’s an nvidia driver issue; I’ve tried all
drivers from 177.82 up to 180.18. I’d love to try 173.xx that I used
with openSuse 11.0, but unfortunately this won’t compile in 11.1 with
the 2.6.27 kernel.
I would also be interested to see if openSuse 11.0 has this issue with
the newer nvidia drivers (177.82+).
Glad I’m not alone. This issue has been driving me nuts. I’ve posted
‘some details about this on my blog’
invite further comments there until this issue is resolved. I’ve also
filed a bug reports with novell and nvidia about this, see my blog for