I'm running Solaris 10 1/13 (x86) on a HP EliteBook 8470p laptop. I log into the CDE desktop. Everything (audio, video and network) seems to be running ok until I logout. When I logout, the screen goes blank (the same color as the workspace background), but the login window does not re-appear. So far, the only way I've been able to recover is to reboot the laptop. Update: I learned I can "logout" if I "kill -9" my Xorg process. This returns me to the login window.
What I've tried/learned so far:
- The same thing happens if I log into the Java desktop.
- All users are affected, including root.
- I can still login remotely with rlogin and ssh.
- I can still login using remote desktop from another Solaris x86 workstation.
- The login window appears to be there, I just can't see it. First, I login remotely with rlogin. Next, I enter my username & password on the laptop. Then from my rlogin session, I do "ps -deaf" and I can see a list of my desktop's login processes. I just can't see anything on the screen. I can logout of the desktop (using keystrokes in the blind to find the logout). Again, I use "ps -deaf" to verify the logout worked.
- The ps command confirms dtlogin, dtgreet, and Xorg are still running.