On Thu, 2010-01-28 at 22:05 -0500, Gene Smith wrote:
Rex Dieter wrote, On 01/28/2010 09:17 AM:
> On 01/27/2010 10:24 PM, Gene Smith wrote:
>> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote, On 01/27/2010 11:43 AM:
>>> KDE 4.3.4, F12.
>>> IIRC the "Switch User" function hasn't worked for me in any
>>> KDE 4. I just get a blank pop-pup window with nothing to select except
>>> the "Close" widget.
>>> Is this a known problem or is it yet another consequence of incompatible
>>> config files between versions?
>> Basically worked for me except using crtl-alt-F8 to get back to original
>> login put just a couple of white squares on a black screen.
> Hint to me of a video driver problem (perhaps not happy about launching
> > 1 X server?).
> -- Rex
Yes, I tend to agree. Looked similar to what I see after doing suspend
to ram or disk and *trying* to come back. Using free radeon drivers for
mobo resident video. Works OK on on F11 install with same mobo but
proprietary drivers (not available on F12).
We're kind of getting away from the point here. My X server is running
on vt7, so the problem Rex mentions is not germane to my particular
issue (and I have an Intel mobo with Intel video).
To repeat, the menu item "Switch User" shows a blank pop-up and nothing
else. It does this the first time and every other time. It doesn't do it
on a fresh user account, where it works correctly. The obvious inference
is that there's problem with an old config file in my own account. I'm
asking for clues on where to look.