LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-23-2011, 02:26 AM   #1
boler
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: London
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 16
Slackware Crash Behaviour


Hi,

I was working on my desktop last night when my Slackbox froze up. Actually I was reading a pdf file in Okular when it happened.

My question is a general one in that every time this happens my mouse and cursor movement functionality still works fine i.e., if I move my mouse around then the cursor moves on the screen as normal. However, the mouse buttons and keyboard loose all their power. Even Ctrl+ALT+F1 won't take me back to the shell and I am forced to reboot at the main switch.

So if the computer can still operate the mouse position (in a crashed state) why then cannot it (be made to) operate any other emergency kill process functions?

Regards, Tim

(P.S. I know that it was caused by KDE's buggy code but KDE 4.4.3 is still part of Slackware 13.1 hence the thread title.)
 
Old 02-23-2011, 04:25 AM   #2
bgeddy
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Liverpool - England
Distribution: slackware64 13.37 and -current, Dragonfly BSD
Posts: 1,810

Rep: Reputation: 227Reputation: 227Reputation: 227
Quote:
So if the computer can still operate the mouse position (in a crashed state) why then cannot it (be made to) operate any other emergency kill process functions?
Quite possibly there may be a crash/loop in keyboard handling code but the mouse handler code still works - as seems to happen here.

Have you tried ctrl+alt+backspace to kill X? If this fails then try the "raising elephants" trick - i.e. hold down Ctr+printscreen and hit (slowly in turn) R,E,I,S,U,B - wait a little while for a result after each alpha key is hit. This nearly always gets through and will shut down stuff in a more orderly manner than just powering off or rebooting.

Edit: Hope you see this edit - I got the above a bit wrong it's Alt+printscreen and hit (slowly in turn) R,E,I,S,U,B - sorry - I don't often have to do this!

Last edited by bgeddy; 02-23-2011 at 05:34 AM. Reason: Mistake
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-23-2011, 05:21 AM   #3
boler
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: London
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Posts: 38

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
ok thanks bgeddy. I haven't tried that one. I'll write it down and see if it works next time.
 
Old 02-23-2011, 07:08 AM   #4
allend
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Melbourne
Distribution: Slackware-current
Posts: 3,431

Rep: Reputation: 848Reputation: 848Reputation: 848Reputation: 848Reputation: 848Reputation: 848Reputation: 848
Quote:
I know that it was caused by KDE's buggy code
Do not be too hasty in blaming KDE. This sort of instability may actually be due to the graphics driver.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply

Tags
crash, kde


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird graphical behaviour and X crash/freeze. yezu Linux - Desktop 1 02-05-2009 03:55 PM
Emergency Fedora Install after HD crash. Can I change windows behaviour? eoinrua Linux - Newbie 10 12-14-2008 01:53 AM
Strange behaviour of gaim in slackware jayakrishnan Slackware 5 09-18-2006 08:23 PM
Slackware 10 bootdisk crash Francis Linux - Newbie 18 04-29-2005 07:49 PM
Slackware X Crash! skate Linux - Newbie 4 09-26-2003 02:30 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration