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Discordant note on KDE 4.8.4 logout MEPIS12

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Discordant note on KDE 4.8.4 logout MEPIS12

#1 Post by eemaestro » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:58 pm

KDE Black Screen of Death
When I log out (Application Launcher Menu....Leave.....Logout), the computer sounds a discordant note, and then the screen goes black. It stays black for three minutes. I get tired of waiting for the KDE login dialog, and reboot.
Anybody have this problem, or know where to look for any error message(s)? Do I need to kill open applications before logging out?

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Re: Discordant note on KDE 4.8.4 logout MEPIS12

#2 Post by DBeckett » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:19 pm

eemaestro wrote:KDE Black Screen of Death
When I log out (Application Launcher Menu....Leave.....Logout), the computer sounds a discordant note, and then the screen goes black. It stays black for three minutes. I get tired of waiting for the KDE login dialog, and reboot.
Anybody have this problem, or know where to look for any error message(s)? Do I need to kill open applications before logging out?
Try this. it works for me on several distros to solve that same issue.

Find /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc. Edit as root, find this stanza, and add the bold line. Reboot.
[X-:*-Core]
AllowNullPasswd=true
AllowShutdown=All
NoPassEnable=false
NoPassUsers=
ServerArgsLocal=-br -nolisten tcp
ServerCmd=/usr/bin/X
TerminateServer=true
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Re: Discordant note on KDE 4.8.4 logout MEPIS12

#3 Post by eemaestro » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:19 am

I found the [X-:*-Core] stanza in /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc and added the TerminateServer line you suggested, as superuser. Then I logged out. It did not fix the problem. So I rebooted.

Next I changed ServerArgsLocal to what you suggested. (from ServerArgsLocal=-dpi 96 -nolisten tcp) Then I logged out. (The NoPassEnable and NoPassUsers were already set the way you suggested.)I got the same discordant note. But instead of a black screen of death (BSOD), I got a login dialog box. I logged back in. YAY! Problem fixed. This stuff is all greek to me, so am so happy you shared your fix, DBeckett. Thank you.

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Re: Discordant note on KDE 4.8.4 logout MEPIS12

#4 Post by DBeckett » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:56 pm

 
Great. I always love a happy ending.

As for the discordant note....
You can change that to something else or eliminate it altogether. Go to
System Settings -> Application and System Notifications and then choose KDE Workspace from the Event Source dropdown. You can change the sound for logout, or disable it if you like.
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#5 Post by eemaestro » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:38 pm

Me too! The happy ending is thanks to you, DBeckett.
Okay, I looked in the KDE Workspace menu you mentioned. I poked around and discovered the discordant note I didn't like is /usr/share/sounds/KDE-Sys-Log-Out.ogg. I listened to some other sounds and selected KDE-Im-Sms.ogg because that one most sounded like,
"Good night, Sir! Sweet dreams until I have the pleasure of serving you again." spoken in a polite and cheery tone.

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