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Old 04-20-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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cryptic problem.


Ok, every hour, at 36 minutes after, my pointer freezes and then my X is corrupted horribly for about 4 seconds and whatever music i'm playing chokes and loops during this also. Afterwards everything is fine. I hear hard drive access leading up to and during this occurence every time. None of my user accounts have any cron jobs that could be related. I don't know what log files to look for. Need some help diagnosing this. Sorry I don't have anything more like error messages(that I know of)
 
Old 04-20-2003, 11:40 AM   #2
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Just after it happens try:
tail /var/log/messages

See if anything has just happened.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 01:32 PM   #3
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got it right before and right after it happened: these lines were generated in /var/log/messages when it happened:

Apr 19 23:36:25 Hrothgar network: Shutting down loopback interface: succeeded
Apr 19 23:36:26 Hrothgar gpm: gpm shutdown succeeded
Apr 19 23:36:27 Hrothgar apmd[3845]: System Suspend
Apr 19 23:36:27 Hrothgar kernel: hcd.c: suspend 00:10.3 to state 3
Apr 19 19:36:31 Hrothgar kernel: usb-uhci.c: interrupt, status 20, frame# 0
Apr 19 19:36:31 Hrothgar kernel: usb-uhci.c: Host controller halted, trying to restart.
Apr 19 19:36:31 Hrothgar kernel: hcd.c: resume 00:10.3
Apr 19 19:36:31 Hrothgar usb: Initializing USB controller (usb-uhci): succeeded
Apr 19 19:36:31 Hrothgar usb: Initializing USB controller (ehci-hcd): succeeded
Apr 19 19:36:31 Hrothgar kernel: mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
Apr 19 19:36:32 Hrothgar network: Setting network parameters: succeeded
Apr 19 19:36:32 Hrothgar network: Bringing up loopback interface: succeeded
Apr 19 19:36:32 Hrothgar ifup: SIOCGIFFLAGS: No such device
Apr 19 19:36:32 Hrothgar ifup: Failed to bring up eth1.
Apr 19 19:36:32 Hrothgar network: Bringing up interface eth1: failed
Apr 19 19:36:32 Hrothgar netfs: Mounting other filesystems: succeeded
Apr 19 23:36:33 Hrothgar apmd[3845]: Normal Resume after 00:00:06 (-1% unknown) AC power

Note that there was an eth1, but I disabled it. I get one small error message when booting, which is rare, so I decided to go the lazy route and not fix that. Those couple lines are no problem to me. The problem seems to be something like it is going into momentary suspend for some reason that I am unaware of. Can i tell the advanced power management daemon to chill out some how?
 
Old 04-20-2003, 02:16 PM   #4
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Try:
1) Disabling apm in the bio
2) Adding " -noapm" to your kernel arguments
3) Stop the "apmd" service.

If this solve the problem and you want apm support you can try adding options back in to see where the problem is. I don't know what distro you are using so I'm not sure what the problem may be.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 02:45 PM   #5
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I'm going to outright disable apm like you said, but I just noticed something quite odd. look at that log, how there was a time change back 4 hours and then forward 4 hours. Very strange. I synced with ntpdate again and then monitor blanked, like in power saving, until i moved the mouse. And more apm messages in /var/log/messages. I'll get it worked out.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 02:49 PM   #6
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That is odd - I only really looked at the commnds not the times. It could be something to do with the hardware time not being set tot he same as localtime but that is only a guess.
 
  


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