Exiting X: not so much....

Kevin Oberman rkoberman at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 03:53:48 UTC 2021

On Sun, Sep 26, 2021 at 6:19 PM J. Altman <freebsd at chthonixia.net> wrote:

> Greetings, list members....
> I run 12.2-release-p10 r370449 amd64 with an Nvidia Gforce 1050Ti.
> On Sept.26, I updated to the newest Nvidia driver. Ports were also
> updated on that day and more than once over the last month.
> What follows is a description of the state of things for about
> the last month.
> Startx works; Windowmaker works; as do all programs. As indicated
> in the Subject: line, exiting does not work.
> I initiate an exit, and after about or not more than ten seconds, an
> unusable black screen appears with a blinking cursor in the upper
> left corner. The keyboard and mouse are unusable; no switching to
> another tty and no ctrl-alt-delete.
> The desktop can only be rebooted by a warm reset or a power down.
> There is nothing relevant in Xorg.log: no errors nor warnings.
> Nothing in dmesg except the expected improper disk unmounting warning
> followed by fsck.
> I don't have the first clue what could be wrong nor do I have any
> idea how to begin troubleshooting. Given the paucity of information
> I can offer, can any advice be given to me?
> Thank you, and best regards,
> J. Altman
Can you log in over the network and see if you can get some clue  as to
what is hanging? Are X processes still running and can you kill something
to free things up?
Kevin Oberman, Part time kid herder and retired Network Engineer
E-mail: rkoberman at gmail.com
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