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Re: XMMS hanging system?

On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 06:58:41PM -0400, Steve Gran wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've just experienced my first ever system crashes.  They were all within
> the last several days (after an upgrade that included an upgrade of XMMS),
> and they all happened shortly after opening XMMS.  There were only three
> total, and it's not consistent, but XMMS & X are the only consistent
> factors.  I saw that someone else was having some problems with system
> hangs, and so I regenerated my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 on the off chance that
> that was it, but it continued.  Anybody else having any problems with this?
>  I took a look at the bug reports, and saw some related problems, but
> nothing that seemed to be this bad - I'm getting total lockups (no keyboard
> response, even).  
> I'm not sure how to troubleshoot - I've looked through the various logfiles
> in /var/, and it doesn't look like there are any obvious error messages,
> although I'm kind of a newbie at this.  Any responses or suggestions would
> be appreciated.  I've only been running Debian for about six months, but
> thisa is the first hang, and (although it was in a sick way nice to know
> that nothing is perfect) fairly upsetting.  In the meantime, I'm not using
> XMMS, to see if my box will hang whithout it.
> Thanks in advance,
> Steve

Since you say there is nothing in the logs, is doesn't sound like the
kernel crashed.  Perhaps just X got frozen?  Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is
usually set to kill X.

Helps if you give info about the type of system and kernel version.

Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>

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