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Re: apparent crashes persist.

On Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 08:59:55AM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 08:04:53AM -0400, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> > After much further trying (documented to some extent in this thread) I'm 
> > back to suspecting the software again.  I've summarized the state of 
> > affairs as it's known as of now and filed it as a bug against xorg:
> > 
> >   bug #379480: Mouse and partial keyboard freeze on AMD64
> > 
> > Somehow the pattern of failure seems wrong for a hardware problem -- 
> > not really random enough, it seems to affect things that (I think)
> > are different pieces of hardware (USB mouse and pre-PS2 keyboard), and 
> > it affects things differently that (I think) are the same piece of 
> > hardware (i.e. different keyboard keys behave differently after the 
> > "crash").
> > 
> > Advice on tracking it down, and experiences others have on ASUS 
> > A8N-VM-UAYGZ motherboards are still very welcome, of course, but perhaps 
> > I should move this discussion to the xorg mainling list.
> Are you using ps2 or usb mouse and keyboard?

A usb nouse

> Is the bios up to date?
> What is a pre-ps2 keyboard?  ps2 keyboards have a small round 6 pin
> connector just like ps2 mice.  Old AT keyboards had a 5 pin din
> connector that was quite a bit larger.

A five-pin din connector., with an adapter to plug into the ps2 port on 
the comnputer.  

>  Does anyone still use those?

Yes.  Best keyboard I've ever owned.  Except for my Alphasmart which I 
bought about a year ago.

> Is usb legacy support enabled in the bios? (if you don't use a usb
> keyboard, try turning it off).
> Which window manager are you running?  For a while I saw a lot of
> lockups when I tried to run firefox under kde.  Use anything other than
> kde, and crashes/lockups went away.  That was a few months ago though.
> Seems better now.

icewm, fvwm.  Both had the same problems.  Never used kde.  The problem 
does seem to be less severe these days than a few months ago, though.

> --
> Len Sorensen

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