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Old 12-10-2004, 05:36 PM   #1
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KDE freeze


Please help...

Just moved from SuSE 9 to Slackware 10. I love it, my "Linux Vocabulary" has tripled in just the two days of partitioning drives, installing, and editing xorg.conf. This is where I think my problem lies.

KDE 3.3.1 locks up up intermittently. Sometimes after three hours, sometimes after 20 min. My Keyboard dies except for the Caps lock and Scroll Lock lights flashing, the mouse won't work and I can't switch to another session. All I can do is power off the machine.

I'm wondering if this a KDE, Slack, or Xorg problem. and wondering if there is a log I can look at to track down what went on just prior to the crash.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

xorg.conf reflects a viewsonic with the correct vert and hor. synchs.

Thanks
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Old 12-10-2004, 08:05 PM   #2
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I don't know too much about it myself
but this can be anything

my 2 cents:
run xwmconfig (as user, not as root) and change to gnome or smth, startx & work with it ...
if it doesn't freeze, it's KDE, if it does, it's something else
have you added memory lately?
I've experienced thesame problem as you today but it was because my mem was running in dual channel, and my ram's don't share thesame memory chips, wich can often cause system crashes

maybe you should check this?
greetz
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Old 12-10-2004, 08:25 PM   #3
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after it hangs and once rebooted, do a " #tail -n 25 /var/log/messages "
( this will print the last 25 lines ).

if you did any hardware changing that could also be a hint as said above.
( and try gnome to check )

if you have a second pc connected , you could try to use ssh, to see if it's a real hang,
or just the graph. sys.

egag
 
Old 12-10-2004, 09:43 PM   #4
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Sounds like one of my PC's when it was overheating. Don't know if that's the situation here, but just something to think about.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 05:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply folks. Came down with the flu, so it'll be a little bit before I can try everything out. I just reinstalled last night because I elected not to install any other desktops other than KDE, and I hadn't had a chance to do to Gnome Dropline. However, I appreciate your replies and I'll get to the bottom of it as soon as I get a little healthier.

Thanks again.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 06:28 PM   #6
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Hi, when you get better please post the last 25 lines of your log/messages.

Secondly please be aware of this issue:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...random+freezes
 
Old 12-20-2004, 02:41 PM   #7
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thanks for your time folks,

I've been through my BIOS (Gigabyte GA-7 VAX) and I haven't been able to find a PnP setting, I read that the setting needed to be off, and have looked to disable it before but I'll have another look.
Here is the tail you asked for. I can make out some of it but the majority is Greek to me.
bb

Dec 20 13:35:53 darkstar kernel: hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik
<vojtech@suse.cz>
Dec 20 13:35:53 darkstar kernel: hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
Dec 20 13:35:53 darkstar kernel: mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
Dec 20 13:35:54 darkstar kernel: usb.c: registered new driver usbscanner
Dec 20 13:35:54 darkstar kernel: scanner.c: USB scanner device (0x04b8/0x0802) n
ow attached to scanner0
Dec 20 13:35:54 darkstar kernel: scanner.c: 0.4.16:USB Scanner Driver
Dec 20 13:35:54 darkstar kernel: usb.c: registered new driver usblp
Dec 20 13:35:54 darkstar kernel: printer.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 4 if 1 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04B8 pid 0x0802
Dec 20 13:35:54 darkstar kernel: printer.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
Dec 20 13:36:00 darkstar usb.agent[1224]: ... no modules for USB product 0/0/0
Dec 20 13:36:06 darkstar logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug start (exiting script)
Dec 20 13:36:06 darkstar sshd[1321]: Server listening on 0.0.0.0 port 22.
Dec 20 13:36:19 darkstar /usr/sbin/gpm[1381]: imps2: Auto-detected intellimouse PS/2
Dec 20 13:37:57 darkstar kernel: CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
Dec 20 13:37:57 darkstar kernel: PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
Dec 20 13:37:57 darkstar pppd[1512]: pppd 2.4.2 started by root, uid 0
Dec 20 13:37:57 darkstar pppd[1512]: Using interface ppp0
Dec 20 13:37:57 darkstar pppd[1512]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS0
Dec 20 13:37:57 darkstar pppd[1512]: PAP authentication succeeded
Dec 20 13:37:57 darkstar kernel: PPP BSD Compression module registered
Dec 20 13:37:57 darkstar kernel: PPP Deflate Compression module registered
Dec 20 13:37:58 darkstar pppd[1512]: local IP address 4.245.52.133
Dec 20 13:37:58 darkstar pppd[1512]: remote IP address 63.215.29.115
Dec 20 13:37:58 darkstar pppd[1512]: primary DNS address 209.244.0.3
Dec 20 13:37:58 darkstar pppd[1512]: secondary DNS address 209.244.0.4
 
Old 12-21-2004, 01:38 PM   #8
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Is there something here that is extremely obvious that I'm not catching?

I guess I should add my PC specs as well

AMD 1800+ XP w/ CpuMate Heatpipe
Gforce 64MB 4200 ti
640 MB Ram 2700
40 GB WD HDD
ViewSonic P815 21" monitor
56K Ext. Modem
DVD CDRW combo
52X CD-ROM
ps2 Keyboard
USB opt. wheelmouse
USB Epson CX3200 Scan/Print/Copy
3 80mm fans 2 pulling in (one across the CPU) 1 blowing out. CPU is never above 100F

Maybe this helps?

Last edited by 13blue; 12-22-2004 at 01:02 AM.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 04:19 PM   #9
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resolution

I had Swap partitioned on another drive /hdb and it wasn't being used. So i reinstalled and built swap into the /hda.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 04:49 PM   #10
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I've been having an issue where my 10.0 install will just freeze for about 10 seconds randomly and then is fine, the only app I have running each of the times is gaim, maybe that's the issue for me. Do you have anything consistently running when it freezes?
 
Old 02-05-2005, 06:34 PM   #11
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I had this on a Gentoo machine. Only here, it was overheating that did it (flashing links and all). Are you getting Machine Check Exceptions in your logs?
 
Old 02-05-2005, 11:42 PM   #12
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top

I ran "top" in the CLI. at the suggestion of a friend and there was a big fat zero in the amount of swap being used.
 
  


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