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Re: Machine freezes almost deterministically

I would try another keyboard.  Just a thought.
Quoting Merdad Akyol <merdad@xmail.net>:

> Hi all,
> I'm not really sure if this is a problem of Debian, but I'll give it a try
> here. I'm 
> using Debian Sparc 3.0_r2 out-of-the-ISOs on an Ultra 450. After some minor
> problems 
> the basic system seems to be running decently, so I planned to install some
> additional 
> debs (also from the official ISOs) using dselect.
> Unfortunately this turned out to be rather time-consuming: When I hit the
> PgDown-key in 
> the selection menu, my box froze and wouldn't react on any input from the
> keyboard (but 
> I could still toggle the keyboard's LEDS). Several reboots later (it's hard
> to get 
> unused to the PgDown-Key) I am convinced that this behaviour is _almost_
> deterministic. 
> Once or twice the box would survive a keypress on PgDown and seldomly it
> would freeze 
> after (multiple fast) keypresses on the "normal" down-key. At the last freeze
> I was 
> additionally logged in via ssh and the box didn't respond in the ssh session
> either. 
> Finally I ditched dselect and decided to give aptitude a try (fortunately it
> starts 
> with an "a", so I could install it without too many key-downs :-)). But after
> the first 
> PgDown in aptitude the box froze again.
> I could possibly manage to install my system by avoiding the evil PgDown-Key,
> but later 
> on the box should be running really stable. So I would rather fix this
> behaviour. Any 
> hints/suggestions?
> TIA, Merdad
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