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Re: complete system lock up

On 10 Dec 2002 12:31:11 +0000
Ben Thompson <bent@hydramotion.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am having some serious problems with my sid system. I am getting
> regular system lock ups when using x-windows. I have not noticed the
> system lock up when I'm just using the console so I think it must be
> something to do with x. There are a few different ways to make it crash,
> one way which works every time is to open the taskbar preferences
> dialogue in kde, or another way is to load up and start using
> openoffice. It can happen at other seemingly random times though when
> running general applications in x. When the system locks, the mouse
> pointer freezes and the keyboard does not respond so I have to do a hard
> reboot everytime.
> I would really appreciate it if someone could suggest how to go about
> troublshooting this problem.
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Ben Thompson <bent@hydramotion.com>

A good way to start is by looking at .xsession-errors in your home directory.  Also if you can set up another computer that can telnet/ssh into your freezing box then when it is frozen you can still log in and at least kill X; this will prevent you from having to reboot.


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