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From: Francisco Ares <frares@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] ntfs-3g problem (I suppose) - locking system
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:18:35
1 Hello.
3 During some months now, this machine was (and still is, sometimes)
4 suffering from a strange progressive lock down. It always has begun with
5 the web browser, passing to the whole X environment, and finally I could
6 not even use a console.
8 After several trial and error actions, as no log entry could give any hint
9 on what is going on, it seems that I found something consistent.
11 This machine is a dual-boot Linux/Windows, as my wife once in a while needs
12 to work on a Windows O.S. . The lock down starts when she saves a file
13 received by e-mail in a ntfs-3g mounted partition, so that file would also
14 be accessible whenever she uses Windows.
16 The reason why I suspect of ntfs-3g is that when the lock down starts, that
17 is, if only the web browser locks, just unmounting (and mounting back
18 later) that partition, recovers the web browser functionality. Sometimes,
19 when the lock down has already affected the whole graphic environment, but
20 I still may use a console, again unmounting that same partition also
21 unlocks everithing.
23 I have already tried to emerge ntfs-3g with different use flags, but the
24 problem persists. Even built a new kernel and re-emerged ntfs-3g after
25 that. Now ntfs-3g package is using its own "fuse".
27 I would really appreciate any hints on what to do or where to look for any
28 more information on this subject. Perhaps I am still looking at an effect,
29 and not the cause.
31 Thanks
32 Francisco
34 --
35 "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you
36 and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have
37 one idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."
38 - George Bernard Shaw


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] ntfs-3g problem (I suppose) - locking system "Randolph Maaßen" <r.maassen60@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] ntfs-3g problem (I suppose) - locking system Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] ntfs-3g problem (I suppose) - locking system Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>