Bug#618285: xserver-xorg: X server freezes (nouveau driver)
On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 03:45:18 +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2011-03-14 02:48:32 +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > Actually, I suspect a kernel-related problem, because when I rebooted
> > (from ssh), the same image remained on the screen instead of getting
> > the usual textual messages of a shutdown.
> This problem occurred again. This time I was using an external monitor.
> First the mouse pointer started to behave abnormally: it was slow to
> move, on the external monitor it was randomly changing shape, and on
> the laptop screen it was invisible. When I wanted to quit the X server,
> the image was showing the root window and was no longer updated.
> I could ssh the machine and saw that the Xorg process was no longer
> running (but the screens were still showing the root window of Xorg).
> I found no other solution than rebooting the machine.
Does this still happen? Can you get dmesg and X log when you ssh in
and the box is frozen?