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Re: apparent crashes persist.

On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 07:21:06AM -0400, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
>  On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 09:43:55PM -0500, Jaime Ochoa Malag?n wrote:
> > An importat thing about havig ssh acces is the problem is not wqith
> > the machine is with your applications, try vesa X driver...
> > 
> > You could have only a unstable X...
> I'm currently running the vesa X driver.  Previously I had the problem 
> with the nvidia X drivers.
> The problem shows up as dead mouse pointer.  Which maked X pretty 
> useless.  But if the system is in a state where it might expect keyboard 
> input, it continues to react to the keyboard.  I can continue to enter a 
> URL into firefox (though it won't load a new one when I press enter), 
> and the tab key allows me to change panes in firefox -- tab between ads, 
> images, and so forth.  However, the ctrl-alt-F* keys no longer work.
> In fact, the specificity of the problem suggests that it is probably not 
> a RAM problem at all.  But it doesn't rule out other hardware, such as
> maybe the mouse itself, or the USB controller the mouse plugs into.

And it doesn't seem to be a problem with 64-bit cleanlines or with 
leftovers from tortuous upgrades.  I installed 32-bit etch on a spare 
partition, with the same failures.

It might be hardware, but probably not RAM.  It might be a device-driver 
for one of the new nvidia chips on the AMD-64 motherboard (the reason 
why I'm using etch instead of stable).

Still no idea how to track this down.

-- hendrik

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