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  1. can't log out

    Hi,

    When I select Log Out from the K menu and click "End current session",
    "turn off computer" or "restart computer", most of the time, the dialog
    disappears and nothing happens. If I do this three times, the dialog
    will no longer appear when I click "Log Out", and I have to hit
    ctrl-alt-backspace to get out. Sometimes, it will work, however. I
    have kdebase 3.5.0-4, but I've had this issue for quite a while with
    older versions as well. How can I fix this?

    Thanks
    Ben


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  2. Re: can't log out

    On Saturday 28 January 2006 10:47 pm, Ben Saylor wrote:

    > ctrl-alt-backspace to get out. Sometimes, it will work, however. I
    > have kdebase 3.5.0-4, but I've had this issue for quite a while with
    > older versions as well. How can I fix this?


    Me too. You're not alone. I have no idea what's going on, but I have to log
    out of KDE twice, and even then it only works 75% of the time. This has been
    true since waaaay back. I have a vague, unproven idea that it has something
    to do with KMail, since manually closing out KMail all the way (from the
    taskbar icon) seems to increase the probability that logging out will
    actually work.

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  3. Re: can't log out

    Ben Saylor wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > When I select Log Out from the K menu and click "End current session",
    > "turn off computer" or "restart computer", most of the time, the dialog
    > disappears and nothing happens. If I do this three times, the dialog
    > will no longer appear when I click "Log Out", and I have to hit
    > ctrl-alt-backspace to get out. Sometimes, it will work, however. I
    > have kdebase 3.5.0-4, but I've had this issue for quite a while with
    > older versions as well. How can I fix this?


    Check ~/.xsession-errors for error messages which appear after an
    unsuccessful log-out attempt. Maybe they will give you a clue where it
    goes wrong.

    Close all programs, quit all applets in the system tray and try to log
    out again. Does that change anything?

    Generate a new, "clean" user and see if the problem disappears if you
    log in as that user. If so then it is clear that the problem is
    somewhere in your regular user's ~/.kde directory (which contains all
    user-specific settings of KDE). In that case you could move this
    directory out of the way by renaming it and then you could copy the new
    user's .kde in its place. If logging out still works after that you can
    carefully copy important files from the old .kde directory into the new
    one, for example your KOrganizer data or your KDE Wallet files. All
    other settings and customizations should maybe be done manually in the
    KDE Control Center, unless you really want to find out which file in the
    old .kde directory causes the problem.

    Regards,
    Florian


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  4. Re: can't log out

    On Sunday 29 January 2006 07:48, Florian Kulzer wrote:

    > Check ~/.xsession-errors for error messages which appear after an
    > unsuccessful log-out attempt. Maybe they will give you a clue where
    > it goes wrong.
    >
    > Close all programs, quit all applets in the system tray and try to
    > log out again. Does that change anything?
    >
    > Generate a new, "clean" user and see if the problem disappears if you
    > log in as that user. If so then it is clear that the problem is
    > somewhere in your regular user's ~/.kde directory (which contains all
    > user-specific settings of KDE). In that case you could move this
    > directory out of the way by renaming it and then you could copy the
    > new user's .kde in its place. If logging out still works after that
    > you can carefully copy important files from the old .kde directory
    > into the new one, for example your KOrganizer data or your KDE Wallet
    > files. All other settings and customizations should maybe be done
    > manually in the KDE Control Center, unless you really want to find
    > out which file in the old .kde directory causes the problem.


    Thanks for the advice - I'll give those things a try.


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  5. Re: can't log out

    Hi,

    On Saturday 28 January 2006 20:45, D. Michael 'Silvan' McIntyre wrote:
    > On Saturday 28 January 2006 10:47 pm, Ben Saylor wrote:
    > > ctrl-alt-backspace to get out. Sometimes, it will work, however.
    > > I have kdebase 3.5.0-4, but I've had this issue for quite a while
    > > with older versions as well. How can I fix this?

    >
    > Me too. You're not alone. I have no idea what's going on, but I
    > have to log out of KDE twice, and even then it only works 75% of the
    > time. This has been true since waaaay back. I have a vague,
    > unproven idea that it has something to do with KMail, since manually
    > closing out KMail all the way (from the taskbar icon) seems to
    > increase the probability that logging out will actually work.


    Hm... I'll have to try that and see if it makes a difference. Anyone
    else have this problem or have an idea?


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  6. Re: can't log out

    On Sunday 29 January 2006 07:48, Florian Kulzer wrote:
    > Ben Saylor wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > When I select Log Out from the K menu and click "End current
    > > session", "turn off computer" or "restart computer", most of the
    > > time, the dialog disappears and nothing happens. If I do this
    > > three times, the dialog will no longer appear when I click "Log
    > > Out", and I have to hit ctrl-alt-backspace to get out. Sometimes,
    > > it will work, however. I have kdebase 3.5.0-4, but I've had this
    > > issue for quite a while with older versions as well. How can I fix
    > > this?

    >
    > Check ~/.xsession-errors for error messages which appear after an
    > unsuccessful log-out attempt. Maybe they will give you a clue where
    > it goes wrong.
    >
    > Close all programs, quit all applets in the system tray and try to
    > log out again. Does that change anything?


    I don't get any new messages in ~/.xsession-errors after an unsuccessful
    logout attempt. However, the problem seems to occur if and only if
    qjackctl is running, so I think I've found the culprit. As a
    workaround, I'll just quit qjackctl before logging out. But it still
    seems like a problem with KDE that an application can cause logout to
    fail silently. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Ben


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  7. Re: can't log out

    Hi,

    I have to logout twice before the system really starts to log out (or shut
    down, (dependent of my choice). It happens on an ubuntu breezy system with
    kde35 packages (kmail 191 and as fare as i know no process named qjackctl is
    running). (I know this is a debian-kde list, but I am also working with
    debian testing/unstable with kde 35 from alioth, not with this kind of
    problems). Another (related) problem on my ubuntu-system is that after a
    visit to another console i found my session locked and asking for a password,
    but not accepting the password of the user of that session.

    Eldert

    Op maandag 30 januari 2006 03:01, schreef Ben Saylor:
    > Hi,
    >
    > On Saturday 28 January 2006 20:45, D. Michael 'Silvan' McIntyre wrote:
    > > On Saturday 28 January 2006 10:47 pm, Ben Saylor wrote:
    > > > ctrl-alt-backspace to get out. Sometimes, it will work, however.
    > > > I have kdebase 3.5.0-4, but I've had this issue for quite a while
    > > > with older versions as well. How can I fix this?

    > >
    > > Me too. You're not alone. I have no idea what's going on, but I
    > > have to log out of KDE twice, and even then it only works 75% of the
    > > time. This has been true since waaaay back. I have a vague,
    > > unproven idea that it has something to do with KMail, since manually
    > > closing out KMail all the way (from the taskbar icon) seems to
    > > increase the probability that logging out will actually work.

    >
    > Hm... I'll have to try that and see if it makes a difference. Anyone
    > else have this problem or have an idea?



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  8. Re: can't log out

    Ben Saylor wrote:

    [...]

    > I don't get any new messages in ~/.xsession-errors after an unsuccessful
    > logout attempt. However, the problem seems to occur if and only if
    > qjackctl is running, so I think I've found the culprit. As a
    > workaround, I'll just quit qjackctl before logging out. But it still
    > seems like a problem with KDE that an application can cause logout to
    > fail silently. Thanks for the suggestions!


    One more suggestion: Maybe you can at least automate this workaround by
    putting a script in ~/.kde/shutdown which will kill qjackctl for you.
    (You can simply create the directory if you do not have it already.) In
    the script a simple "pkill qjackctl" or "pkill -signal 9 qjackctl" might
    do the trick for you. This might not work, however, if KDE already hangs
    before it reaches the stage in which it runs the shutdown scripts.

    Regards,
    Florian


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  9. Re: can't log out

    Ben Saylor wrote:

    > When I select Log Out from the K menu and click "End current session",
    > "turn off computer" or "restart computer", most of the time, the dialog
    > disappears and nothing happens. If I do this three times, the dialog
    > will no longer appear when I click "Log Out", and I have to hit
    > ctrl-alt-backspace to get out.


    In my case, the first attempt often fails, a second seems to always work.
    It is frustrating.
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