Logout is restarting whole X thing

Bug #162449 reported by Fred on 2007-11-13
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #149330: GDM restarts X on logout. Edit Remove
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gdm (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

I use Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

When I select System->Quit...->Log out, it kinda restarts the whole X Window System.

It kicks you back to console, then starts it up again, and flickers the screen.
I think it would be better if it did it all smoother, without kicking you back to the console, without all the screen flickering.

When you logout in Windows XP, it behaves much more nicely without kick you back to console and start it all up again.

jtholmes (jtholmes) wrote :

thank you for taking the time to file a report

You said you are kicked back to console could you elaborate.

The normal behavior or log out is
Remove the normal X display and and make the screen black for a few seconds
then bring up the login screen.

This sounds like what you are getting.
However, different video react differently and my flash more or less when the
screen is black, prior to the Login screen being repainted.

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

When I logout, the screen goes black, then it prints couple lines of text, like 5-6, where it says something like;
* Starting...
It goes too fast for me to be able to read it.

Like, I run 1280x1024 in graphics mode X, then when I click logout, it puts computer into 640x480 in console mode, prints 5 lines of text, then back to graphics mode.

If you press Ctrl+Shift+Backspace then you will see and feel the same as me. Because that is what happens.

Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

Hi there
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with the development version of Ubuntu, Hardy Heron?

Thanks in advance.

Changed in gdm:
assignee: nobody → sourcercito
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

Hello, yes I still experience this behavior.
Don't you?

When you press the "Logout" button, does the computer not switch video mode, and you see a black screen for a second, then it start X back again?

I get the same thing.

After logging out the system drops into a console for a split second. There doesn't seem to be any log output that would be of value either. That or I'm not checking in the right places..

I'm on a HP Pavilion dv4170ca Laptop.
Graphics: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (Integrated)

Changed in gdm:
assignee: sourcercito → nobody
Changed in gdm:
status: Incomplete → New

Looking at the logs I can see that X is restarting after a log out. Personally I do not see the console output on the computer I'm using right now, but I'm quite sure I've seen it before.

I am marking this as a duplicate of Bug 149330 since they report the same problem.

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