I am using openSUSE 12.1, 64-bit, with KDE 4.7.2.
My motherboard is MSI Eclipse X58.
My graphics card is Radeon HD 4850.
As I said in the subject line, the desktop no longer shuts down
properly. This started about a week ago when an update that had
something to do with the kernel got installed. I am not exactly sure
what the update was about, but I remember it had something to do with
uname -r shows this kernel 3.1.10-1.13-desktop to be installed.
Anyhow, every time that I click on the Shut Down icon, the desktop
starts the shutdown process but then hangs at the green KDE screen that
shows a lizard. My only recourse is to press the power button on the
desktop case and shut down that way.
What can a Linux newbie like me do to solve this problem?