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Apr 3, 2011

I've been using ubuntu 10.10 for about 6 months and have enjoyed it up to now. However, in the last few days I have been getting repeated crashes where the monitor goes black and the login screen appears.I can't identify a definite trigger although it seems to be more common when using firefox. Could anyone suggest where I should look to solve the problem? I thought it might be related to desktop effects so switched from compiz to metacity but that didn't work. I haven't updated or installed any new graphics card drivers

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The graphical login screen is loaded just fine. Though very shortly after (a moment after the loading screen could be seen) it crashes back to the graphical login. And that happens no matter what wm I'm trying - gnome, kde3, kde4, e16, e17, even twm.

It happened after the logout after a zypper up yesterday morning. Looking through the list of what packages were upgraded (two machines, both last zypper up'ed last Sunday, checked on the second one after the problem with the first one), the only packages which might be responsible are kwin or qt4.

The graphics card seems to be fine (NVidia 9600), as it happens whether or not I use nv or the propietary driver. Also tried reinstalling it from the repo as well as using the binary blob from NVidia. Has been tested on Windows and games are running fine there, so it shouldn't be the card.

What is strange, is that when calling upon sax2 -r from runlevel three, the initial screen loads nicely, but sax2 crashes back to the cli once one presses 'Change Configuration'. No error messages are being printed.

Any pointers on how I can narrow down the cause (and get it fixed)?

OpenSuSE 11.2 + KDE 4 factory & enlightenment & qt 4.6 repos
X.Org 7.4-35.3
Kwin 4.3.98-406.6
libqt4 4.6.1+4.6.20100202-1.1


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tmpfs Use% is 1%
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---------- Post added at 07:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:24 PM ----------

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