Re: apparent crashes persist.
On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 07:21:06AM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.