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Old 07-25-2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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xterm locks up during ssh


Just started tonight. I ssh user@host.com and login. I can vi a file, move files, do this, do that and about 3 minutes into the session - nothing, locked tight. Even ctrl[ doesn't do a thing. Only thing that works is the X in the top right corner.

FC8 Linux 2.6.25.10-47.fc8 #1 SMP
All current packages loaded. It was fine yesterday, tonight :-(

Suggestion???

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Chuck
 
Old 07-26-2008, 03:40 AM   #2
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Tough one--sounds like a memory leak or something similar. Have you tried running "top" so you can watch what's happening system-wide to see if it's consuming lots of resources?

Still, you said it only started tonight. Can you think of anything AT ALL, even unrelated, you changed that could affect SSH or even the entire system that you did in the last few days?

Mike
 
Old 07-26-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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top - 09:01:58 up 12:34, 4 users, load average: 1.62, 1.13, 0.52
Tasks: 193 total, 2 running, 191 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu0 : 0.3%us, 0.7%sy, 0.0%ni, 99.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Cpu1 : 2.9%us, 1.6%sy, 0.0%ni, 95.4%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 2074368k total, 1719348k used, 355020k free, 501900k buffers
Swap: 8963608k total, 0k used, 8963608k free, 647600k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
3288 root 20 0 187m 35m 9784 R 1 1.8 11:00.76 X
3361 chuck 20 0 17936 4352 3408 S 0 0.2 0:03.81 gnome-screensav
3450 chuck 20 0 26220 7512 6468 S 0 0.4 2:57.49 multiload-apple
13973 chuck 20 0 33828 11m 9480 S 0 0.6 0:00.56 konsole
14008 chuck 20 0 2404 1056 784 R 0 0.1 0:01.39 top
1 root 20 0 2112 628 544 S 0 0.0 0:01.14 init
2 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
3 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0

Situation: I'm at home sshing to where a web page is hosted doing changes & updates going back and forth xterm/firefox/xterm/firefox/xt xt xt $@%$!## I'm going to post this, kill firefox and ssh again. And no I haven't done anything to the system this past week - a couple of "you have new updates". (later)
 
Old 07-26-2008, 11:55 AM   #4
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Well firefox wasn't it - I've got my hosting company trying the same thing - could be on that end - problem is I've only got 1 location I can go to try it.
 
Old 07-27-2008, 01:01 PM   #5
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Hosting company says they can't see any problem - Firefox won't run java any more - so.... <sigh> FC-9(dvd) has 5hr left.

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:44 AM   #6
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Wow, this is a real head-scratcher! Since you're downloading FC9, let me know if that solves the problem. If not...

Mike
 
Old 07-28-2008, 08:39 AM   #7
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