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Old 08-06-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
Yury
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Unhappy Periodically freezes mouse cursor in X.


I have a problem with X. Periodically my mouse cursor freezes and i must use keyboard to open xterm, become root and type "reboot". When i tried to kill X using Ctrl+Alt+Backspace or switch to virtual console X completely freezed and all i could do was to push reset button :\
I use USB wheelmouse, my video card is Nvidia GeForce 6100 on their driver with 3d acceleration.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 08:22 PM   #2
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Check your HD access light. If it's "on" your problem may be similar to mine: When my (old, failing) secondary HD controller "flubs" an access, and the kernel is waiting for the interrupt -- which never comes -- everything else is halted. (Sometimes the wait "times out" after five minuets, but then the "request" is reposted, and I'm back to "wait for interrupt.")

This is sometimes recorded in the log files in /var/log, but often not.

If the above is not your problem, try running a terminal window executing top (where you can see it) and see if it shows some process using all your resources when your "freeze" happens. (Of course the "freeze" will most likely happen when "top" is "paused," but you might get lucky.)
 
  


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