I've got a recent installed Dell C600 laptop with updated Gentoo Linux. Kernel version is 2.6.3-gentoo-r2. The problem exist even if I switch to a 2.4 kernel.
Ok... Here we go.
When I login to the CLI or X and opens a terminal with the root user, I'm not able to type 'exit' to logout. The entire system hangs. No ssh, no ping, no numlock flashing. I can exit from a user shell without problems. I've tried to update/reinstall pam without success.
I tried at first Gentoo forums, but didn't get any answers.
It's kinda irritating to reboot the computer every time I forget the problem.
The system log isn't saying anything at all.