Debugging lockups that happen while running X?

Garrett Cooper yanegomi at
Tue Aug 2 04:55:08 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Jos Backus <jos at> wrote:
>    Hi,
> I was wondering if any progress has been made regarding debugging of system
> lockups that occur while running X? My system (tracking -current, updated
> every few days) has been locking up reliably every day or so for a few months
> now. It would be great to figure out what the cause is. As it stands, when it
> happens all I can do is hit the Reset button as the keyboard is non-responsive
> and usually I'm greeted by a frozen screen saver image.
> Any suggestions on how to get more information about this crash? It never
> seems to happen outside of X, btw.

    x11 driver in use? Video card? Versions of ports? When were the
ports last built? Etc?

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