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Old 10-19-2009, 01:58 PM   #1
Monev
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Unhappy random device lockup


hello slackers im a first timer on... well everything here (noob)

so as the title says from time to time all devices stop working, kb doesnt, the display freezes (shows the last thing that was on display) but the strange thing is that the mouse pointer still works, although no buttons work

i dont know what the problem could be, i looked at the xorg log and all the EE are missing FBDEV and i810 modules, no other problems

i have hit a brick wall, i always had problems with X input hotpluging so i removed the xorg.conf and everything started working, now all i have is this very miniscule problem, any ideas what could be causing this?

cheers and thanks
 
Old 10-20-2009, 07:03 AM   #2
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i have hit a brick wall, i always had problems with X input hotpluging so i removed the xorg.conf and everything started working, now all i have is this very miniscule problem, any ideas what could be causing this?

cheers and thanks
Hello,

What is your miniscule problem? You said that everything is fine after you removed /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

By the way, the intel graphic driver is known to cause trouble in Slackware 13.0. If you want to use back the xorg.conf file and use the intel driver, you can try one of the alternative intel drivers available in the
/extra/xf86-video-intel-alternate/ directory.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 07:09 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

Your post is short on detail, but what you describe sounds like the sort of problem that occurs with drivers for some Intel graphics chipsets.

This thread provides details:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-again-742820/

To help further requires more information:
What version of Slackware are you running?
What is your graphics? (Look at the output of 'lspci')
What Intel driver are you using? (Look at the output of 'ls /var/log/packages | grep intel')

Be warned, the best fix will probably be to upgrade to the latest Intel 2.9.0 driver and the latest stable kernel 2.6.31.4. This will be a challenging task for a noob, but you installed Slackware knowing this could happen and can embrace this, right? :-D

As an alternative, you could try specifying the vesa driver for your graphics in xorg.conf. This will provide stability, but will be a little sluggish and not allow for some eye candy features.
 
  


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