Re: Gnome hang on logout.


On Sat, 2008-04-05 at 15:03 -0400, Jason Cipriani wrote:
> I am running Gnome 2.20.3. I just recently updated from a previous
> version of Gnome (I do not remember what the previous version was but
> it was at least 4 or 5 months old). I do not use a graphical log in. I
> am not logging in to a remote machine, this is all local.
> Since updating, when I kill the X server with Ctrl+Alt+Bkspc, or when
> I log out properly via System -> Log Out, everything disappears
> (including the mouse cursor) except for the desktop background, and
> then it gets stuck. I know the machine is not completely hung, because
> if I press Ctrl+Alt+Del the system will shut down properly and reboot
> -- although the desktop background will remain on the screen until the
> reboot actually happens. When it is in this state, I can't switch to
> text terminals, or do anything at all (including Ctrl+Alt+Bkspc). I've
> given it at least 5 minutes to exit but it does not (I remember having
> issues logging out with the old version where gconfd or something
> would stay running for a long time after the gnome desktop ended -- I
> do not know if this is related; that didn't cause me problems logging
> out but it did cause me problems if I tried to restart gnome again too
> quickly before gconfd had died).
> This problem happens 99% of the time -- it does *not* seem to happen
> if I log out within the first few minutes of starting Gnome, but I
> haven't been able to determine what I need to do to make it start to
> hang. It does not seem to be a general X problem, because I can use
> other desktops and window managers (and just X by itself) with no
> issues. This problem did not happen at all before I updated Gnome.
> I am not familiar enough with Gnome to know where to start looking;
> it's becoming a major issue because it is not possible for me to log
> out or switch users without rebooting the machine. What I found on
> Google either didn't match my description or was a problem with remote
> connections. Nothing in /var/log or my user dir jumped out at me
> either. What is a good starting point for investigating?

1. Any messages logged to ~/.xsession-errors ?

2. does top report any gnome app pegging cpu , when viewed from a VT
( Ctrl+Alt+F1)

3. probably an strace ?

> Thanks,
> Jason
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