Why does KDE logout fail when a user is using csh ?

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Issue

  • Why does KDE logout fail when a user is using tcsh ? The only way to terminate the desktop session is to use Ctrl+Alt-BckSpc to kill X. This is seen predominantly with LDAP accounts with homedir over NFS automounts.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • KDE
  • tcsh shell

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