x-windows crash and freeze
The problem is sporadic and does not happen very often, so analysis is difficult. Here is what I have noted.
At a random time (aprox once every three months?) a program in xorg will freeze. The mouse arrow/pointer/cursor cannot move outside of the window area for whatever program I happened to be in when the freeze happened. Clicks within the window are ignored. All keyboard input (including the key combination to force xorg to exit) is ignored.
I have heard that in some versions of linux, one can press the on-off button on the computer and linux somehow senses this and starts a shutdown process. Attempting this during the crash yields no results.
The only thing that can be done at this time is to unplug the computer and then plug it back in again.
One other things: the program is differnet each time. Today it was a file manager. A new months ago it ocurred in xmms. This is why I think it is xorg and not a particular program.
Any ideas what could be causing this?
How to make it not happen again?
Oh: I'm running slackware 12.