On Thu, 2006-01-26 at 17:15 +1030, Tim wrote:
On Wed, 2006-01-25 at 21:59 -0800, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> My FC4 system hangs in that interval after logging off (or shutting
> down) from KDE but before the Fedora login screen comes on. I can
> move a cursor around with the mouse on the blank screen but get no
> response from clicking it, or from hitting anything on the keyboard.
> So, the reset button -- after which a command-line login appears and
> there's a normal-looking shutdown. The re-boot and login look normal.
> Is there some other way of logging off (or shutting) down that might
> give me a clue as to what's happening?
> I suspect a USB-related hardware issue but don't know for sure.
What about the reset button? Something appears to be missing from the
"So, the reset button" should read "So I hit the reset
One chance to see where the problem might be is to switch over to a
console (e.g. CTRL+ALT+F1), log in as root, then issue the poweroff
command and watch the sequence of events.
The system just shuts down normally.
You could also try just doing a telinit 3 or 1 in there, instead of
poweroff, if you want to see whether quitting the GUI without going as
far as shutting down shows up where a problemm is.
This is a neat diagnostic tool!
When I do a teleinit 3 the first message is:
PuteA login: FATAL: Error inserting acpi_cpufreq
Then I get normal-looking service start-up lines (with an OK at the end
of each) for pcmcia, irqbalance, lmsensors, and anacron. Then the
Googling acpi_cpufreq gives me plenty of users saying they have problems
related to this message (or at least are getting the message). But I
haven't found any solutions yet!
Again, my specific problem occurs in logging off from KDE using the GUI.
The system hangs before the login screen comes up.
Thanks for the help!