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Old 02-23-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Question My Linux Desktop hangs sometimes


Hello


Well my question is why does a Linux desktop hangs all of sudden???????????????????

>>>> I'm using f10 and yesterdae i was just running mpg123 ,terminal ,opened "firestarter" and opera with 6 tabs and another terminal with top.....Then it suddenly got stuck the X is not responding and i can still move my mouse .....sometimes it just hangs and i have to use

"Ctrl+Alt+Backspace"

>>>>if i use the above method i have to lose the work i'm doin??????

>>>>Is there any other solution to recover from this issue with out loss of work ???????

>>>>Why does this strange thing happens ,is ram a criteria ?????Would you mind briefing on this!!!!!!


>>>>One more important thing is I use firestarter,The red ones in "event" tab are a threat to the system??????????

Thanks In advance


 
Old 02-23-2009, 11:59 PM   #2
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it might help if you specify your system spec... and maybe your kernel version and other main software specifications you are using
 
Old 02-24-2009, 12:01 AM   #3
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Isn't Fedora noted for its instability?
 
Old 02-24-2009, 12:01 AM   #4
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Which desktop do you use? You could try killing the plasma process and running it again. I've had it stall the desktop previously, but I think the back patches I installed (I use SuSE) may have remedied the problem.

You might indicate how much ram you have. Look at the output of the `top' program and the `pidstat' program. See if a particular program is being a hog.

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Old 02-24-2009, 12:39 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vinnie_vinodh View Post
"Ctrl+Alt+Backspace"

>>>>if i use the above method i have to lose the work i'm doin??????

>>>>Is there any other solution to recover from this issue with out loss of work ???????

Try going to a vertual terminal instead of killing X. Use Ctrl+Alt+F1 instead of the command use mention above. This will put you into a virtual terminal. Login as root and use the ps command and check which processes may be the cause of the problem (possibly opera or mpg123) and kill them. Return to the X session using Ctrl+Alt+F7
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 02-24-2009, 02:40 AM   #6
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Try going to a vertual terminal instead of killing X. Use Ctrl+Alt+F1 instead of the command use mention above. This will put you into a virtual terminal. Login as root and use the ps command and check which processes may be the cause of the problem (possibly opera or mpg123) and kill them. Return to the X session using Ctrl+Alt+F7
cheers,
jdk




>>>>>>>>Thank You<<<<<<<<<<
 
Old 02-24-2009, 02:41 AM   #7
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Which desktop do you use? You could try killing the plasma process and running it again. I've had it stall the desktop previously, but I think the back patches I installed (I use SuSE) may have remedied the problem.

You might indicate how much ram you have. Look at the output of the `top' program and the `pidstat' program. See if a particular program is being a hog.



>>>>>>Thank You<<<<<<
 
Old 02-24-2009, 02:52 AM   #8
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it might help if you specify your system spec... and maybe your kernel version and other main software specifications you are using


Thank You

>>>>amd 64 processor with 1.8 ghz and 512 ram
2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.i686

>>>>>>apps like opera ,mpg123 and cisco Packettracer5.1 and trasmission and some times wine!!!!!!!!to run pass4sure and other windows apps


Thanks IN advance
 
Old 02-24-2009, 03:43 AM   #9
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Thank You

>>>>amd 64 processor with 1.8 ghz and 512 ram
2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.i686

>>>>>>apps like opera ,mpg123 and cisco Packettracer5.1 and trasmission and some times wine!!!!!!!!to run pass4sure and other windows apps


Thanks IN advance
512 RAM is not to much
At this moment I already use 612 MB just running Firefox
And LXDE as Gui with really a small Gui
Any how this apply for Fedora 10 x86_64
 
  


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