Re: Linux Freezes in X

Subject: Re: Linux Freezes in X
From: BF (
Date: Sat Aug 28 1999 - 15:31:32 MDT

I am a ydl newbie, but I may have a solution.
My mac running the Mac OS used to do the same thing(same symptoms -linux)
till the cpu fan was cleaned.
>From: Benjamin Karas <>
>To: cwrulug@cwrulug.SCL.CWRU.Edu,
>Subject: Linux Freezes in X
>Date: Sat, Aug 28, 1999, 1:25 PM

>I have a problem buys,
>YDL just froze (again) while in X. Over the summer, YDL Champion 1.0
>would freeze after just a few hours in X windows. I couldn't diagnose
>this problem because I didn't have a network. This fall, I upgraded to
>YDL Champion 1.1 and placed myself on a network. The problem appeared to
>disappear and I rejoiced and drank lots of CocaCola.
>However, just half an hour ago, my computer froze while I was in X windows
>(gnome-core 1.0.6-2, enlightenment 0.15.5-32, XFree86-Xpmac-
>I tried to ssh to my computer from a friend's linux box, but the
>connection never finished. Ping said my computer was not alive. No
>connections what so ever. My computer was sitting there.
>Before I get flamed for not pressing the magic 'quit-X' keypress, I did
>try this, along with a number of other keypresses ( including ctrlaltdel,
>which is enabled on my computer), but nothing happened. The mouse would
>not move either. This is what I consider a freeze.
>I was able to reboot my computer using cmd-ctrl-power. The really bummer
>part about all this is that I cannot reproduce this in any way. It just
>What should I do? Is there any more diagnostic info you guys would like?
>I don't want an average uptime of 6 days without a journalling
>-Ben Karas
>ps. I'm using a 2.2.6 kernel downloaded from YDL.

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