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Re: sudden power loss (WAS: sudden power loss on tibook)

On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 23:33 -0600, Tommy Trussell wrote:
> On 11/30/05, Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
>         Do you occasionally see weird Oopses or apps segfaulting  or
>         is this
>         your only problem ? I wonder if it could be bad RAM, though I
>         doubt it.
> Nothing unexpected that would point to RAM. I was trying to remember
> the last segfault I had and I cannot. (Though MY personal memory isn't
> so great!) I do occasionally see odd messages in dmesg about the hard
> drive, and Xorg won't let me switch to virtual consoles using keyboard
> commands. But I can switch by opening a terminal window and using the
> chvt command, so that's probably a configuration issue I haven't
> tracked down.

Yes, there are various dodgy bits with the mac keymaps in recent

> If you know another way to generate lots of PMU activity I'd be happy
> to try it. Maybe a shell script sending random harmless things to
> pbbcmd ?

We'll see, I'll try to reproduce here.

> P.S.: Under Xwindows I use gdm and xfce4 ... not many bells and
> whistles compared to KDE but more suited to the 266 Mhz processor. I'm
> mentioning that just in case it matters somewhere.

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