Sometimes cannot logout, shutdown or reboot in KDE 4.7.2, openSUSE 12.1

My laptop is relatively old (2008) Acer 5520G with video Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT on board. Earlier I used OS 11.4. I’ve made upgrade to 12.1. (I also tried to set up 12.1 from disk with formatting /. The result was nearly the same as after upgrading from 11.4).

Problem:
In KDE 4.7.2 I often cannot logout, shutdown or reboot. /sbin/shutdown works fine though. I cannot understand and reproduce the reasons and conditions by now. I have this problem only in 12.1. In 11.4’s KDE it was OK.

On 01/16/2012 06:06 PM, realfer wrote:
>
> My laptop is relatively old (2008) Acer 5520G with video Mobility Radeon
> HD 2400 XT on board. Earlier I used OS 11.4. I’ve made upgrade to 12.1.
> (I also tried to set up 12.1 from disk with formatting /. The result was
> nearly the same as after upgrading from 11.4).
>
> Problem:
> In KDE 4.7.2 I often cannot logout, shutdown or reboot. /sbin/shutdown
> works fine though. I cannot understand and reproduce the reasons and
> conditions by now. I have this problem only in 12.1. In 11.4’s KDE it
> was OK.

i used this google search string
site:forums.opensuse.org “12.1” shutdown
<http://tinyurl.com/75b3eqz>
to find a good number of similar problems, like:

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/install-boot-login/469187-opensuse-12-1-dont-shutdown.html

which i guess might be the systemv vs systemd bug you are facing…if
so, please make sure you add your info to bugzilla
http://tinyurl.com/nzhq7j (the more that do so the more likely a
complete solution is found and implemented)

if yours is not the v vs d problem, then some more experimentation
will need to be done:
-maybe a different video driver is needed
-maybe a different boot set up of acpi is needed (try acpi_osi=Linux)
-maybe you need to find and set the KDE shutdown command to be
“/sbin/shutdown -h now” instead of what it now is (which, iirc, is now
‘halt’…i didn’t quickly find that in the search, but it is
there…somewhere)…

these and many other possible causes can be found in the long list of
shutdown problems with 12.1

let us know how you get on, and be sure and log the bug you found (or
rather: add your info to the existing bug)


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I confirm this is system V vs systemd problem. Switching to system V at boot time resolves this problem. But I cannot find exactly this bug in bugzilla. Also in bugzilla I can’t find OS 12.1 among available operating systems.

On 01/17/2012 12:56 PM, realfer wrote:
> But I cannot find exactly this bug in
> bugzilla. Also in bugzilla I can’t find OS 12.1 among available
> operating systems.
>

did you use the bugzilla link i gave you?
about half way down the page is “Searching for bugs” with links to
Factory, 12.1, 11.4, 11.3, 11.2, and 11.1

you can use this page: https://bugzilla.novell.com/query.cgi
where i used 12.1, open bugs and in “words” type logout systemd to find
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=730193

where you might add your specific info and find some work arounds…


DD http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat http://tinyurl.com/DD-Hardware
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Software
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!

I added a bug report https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=741860

Bad news for me… The hack with using system V instead of systemd does not work for me anymore… Can’t figure out why. Should I add this as a comment to my bug report?

When booting with system V, sometimes “Logout”, “Shutdown”, or “Reboot” windows do not pop up just after login, but pop up after several minutes.

On 01/18/2012 12:26 AM, realfer wrote:
> Should I add this as a comment to my bug report?

why not?


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!

Added. I continue my experiments.