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Logging Out

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:36 am
by ImOkRuOk
Hi, after many problems, I finally got my gentoox back up.. (dont ask, lol)
Now only 1 (or 2) remain;)
When I log out of any wm, GDM always goes insane.. lookin like a circus midget with a Rainbow Hammer smacked my TV.. (scrambled pascal colors)
I've tried to fix gmd with magic, but I havnt tried to use any other login managers... maybe I'll try kdm, or xdm?
Also.. I have no sound at all:/ heh... I've run emerge sync and magic, both say done.. so I think I'm up to date, or my box is messin with me~
Any insights:)

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:39 pm
by ShALLaX
Yes, this is a bug which I just found out. I think its to do with the kernel framebuffer driver not reinitialising properly after Xfree reloads. I'll report it to the maintainers. As for sound, magic fix alsa && magic.

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:50 pm
by ImOkRuOk
cool, thnx man:)

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:54 am
by TMLPiper
Yes, I know I should go snoop around the bugreports for Xfree but, you know, lazy and all. I was just wondering whether anyone has heard anything further here about this mildly annoying bug? ShALLaX?

I had the same problem and switch to kdm

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:03 am
by linbox
I changed the /etc/conf.d/local.start

and remarked all lines that include gdm
and add an extra line


also edit the /etc/rc.conf XSESSION variable


this way I can also shutdown with the right mouse logout through KDE and I don't have to go to the menu to choose the shutdown program

Is it possible to have this as the default login manager?


Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:03 am
by ShALLaX
No way, I spent a lot of time on GDM - its a superior login manager. If you prefer KDM - you use it ;p

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:46 pm
by Krazy

I think I've run into a similar problem when logging out, but using VNC. See viewtopic.php?t=3108
One of the things I was un-aware until yesterday was that the main display was also borked when VNC was borked (I run this box headless).

I noticed in my situation that xdm service in /etc/init.d seems to help in this regard.
Note: My version is different than the stock home 4.0 version, tho', since I emerged both gdm, and xorg-x11 to try and fix my issue.
{To be clear, the xdm service starts gdm on my box, but YMMV ;)}

So any update on the "rainbow" bug? Anybody know if the problem is supposed to be fixed yet?

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:41 am
by ShALLaX
Nope, no update. Pretty sure its to do with Xboxfb, but no one seems interested enough in fixing it.

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:14 am
by yasuo

same here.
if i log out or just restart gdm for any reason gdm becomes unusable :/
(remindes me of the PC-bug where the framebuffer becomes unusable while using the nvidia driver and the tv-out is activated)

back to Topic:
how can i switch to xdm as default?(and how to deactivate this virtual keyboard?)

i dont know kdm very well but i dont like kde and dunno if kdm is as slow as kde ^^

thank you in advance :)

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:37 am
by ShALLaX
Thats not back to the topic. Please use the Q&A forum.