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Old 11-02-2005, 03:03 PM   #1
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gnome Crashing randomly

It seems that gnome crashes sometimes randomly. When it does my cursor turns into the one u see when u move the main panel (where the apps menu is). then it appears the system just locks. I cant switch between windows or menus dont popup when clicked on. But it's back to normal when I restart my comp. why?

version 2.10.2
sarge 64bit unstable
kernel 2.6.8-11

Last edited by linuxmandrake; 11-02-2005 at 03:05 PM.
Old 11-03-2005, 12:23 AM   #2
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Try reinstalling gnome packages in the List using synaptic.
Old 11-04-2005, 03:01 AM   #3
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If still have some control over your system then you could try reinstalling Gnome. You should be able to kill the Xserver with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, or switch to virtual console by doing a Ctrl-Alt-F1. Alt-F7 will get you back to X.

Most likely the problem lies within XF86Config-4 and your graphics card. Check out the "VideoRam" setting and also the "HWCursor" setting.

Also check out these dirs/manpages:

man Xserver
man 5 XF86Config-4

Also go to and browse through all documentation related to your graphics card.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by basileus; 11-04-2005 at 03:09 AM.


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