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From: daid kahl <daidxor@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] OS inaccessable after brief uptime in X
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 08:32:41
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] OS inaccessable after brief uptime in X by Harry Putnam
1 > I keep having a problem where the OS becomes inaccessable after
2 > running in X for a while.  I haven't noticed a time pattern yet but it
3 > doesn't take long sometimes.
5 > I see no problem when starting X and I see nothing in
6 > /var/log/messages that gives a clue about what is happening.
7 >
8 > I'm running fairly up to date Desktop profile on kernel:
9 >
10 > I'm not sure how to track down the problem since I'm not seeing any
11 > give away clues in /var/log/messages
12 >
13 > So far, once the lockup has happened it appears there is no way in
14 > other than the reboot switch.
16 Can you read through the recent thread titled " ~amd64 : X11 (?)
17 crashing"? Myself and others post many trouble-shooting ideas for
18 buggy X operation.
20 It could be any number of things, but I think at least 4-5 different
21 suggestions were posted. That'd be a good place to start. If all
22 that's tried, then let us know and we can consider other options.
24 On that thread, and maybe another, there is discussion about FF and
25 youtube. I found I had to recompile FF after updating the kernel for
26 audioout on flash, since there must have been some changes to ALSA.
28 Regards,
29 daid