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Old 08-18-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Freeze when switching to tty


I have an annoyance that I need to deal with. I can't stand this anymore, and I need to work.

When I switch to a tty, the computer freezes. Anytime I ctrl+alt+F? the computer locks up tight. The caps light doesn't respond; nothing gets a response; leaving it sit does not clear it up. I suspect a kernel panic.

I today got the same response when changing resolution from Configure-KDesktopisplay.

I can find nothing obvious in the logs. I need to have a better idea where/how to look for this issue.

The system is:

Debian Lenny (last updated last week; dealing with this problem several weeks)
KDE 3.5
Pentium 3 1Ghz
Ram 256 MB
Dual Video:
3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo Banshee
ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 RF/SG AGP
 
Old 08-18-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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Most likely candidate would be the graphics drivers; what are
you using for which card? And are you running a frame-buffer
console, or normal text mode on the ttys? Which card is used
for the ttys?



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