Xorg/Gnome/KDE freeze on latest release
gobbledegeek at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 19:35:30 UTC 2007
I've been seeing system freezes on freebsd 6.2 Release and also the
older RC2. Absolutely No errors reported in logs. Suddenly the mouse
cursor movement is reduced to a crawl, and the keyboard freezes.
Mouse-clicks do not launch any applications or switch tasks. I
cannot switch back to vty1/2/3... or any console and had to resort
to cold-starting a dozen times to recover from the hangs in the last
few days, dirtying my filesystem in the process each time.. sometimes
had to reinstall corrupted kde/xorg packages
I'm writing this mail from windows, so I do not have the uname and
Xorg logs with version numbers, but from memory its
freebsd 6.2 release#3 i386 machine. Xorg release 6.9. KDE version 3.5.4 .
In case my version number recall is mistaken - Gnome/KDE are the
versions obtained remotely on the 15th of Jan. I did cvsup and
buildworld steps today 17th of Jan. The problem has remained since
RC2. I did not have X during RC1, so I don't know if it was
present in that release.
This is on an athlon64 cpu soc 754 with nforce3 250gb chipset with
Radeon 7500. DRI is loading correctly on startup. No hangs on
windoz, so its not a hardware issue. Unless its got to do with
freebsd drivers for usb wireless (iBall) keyb/mouse. But the system
never hangs if I don't load X/Gnome/KDE. Sound/Artsd seems to work
I see this on both regular 4.4BSd and ULE scheduler based kernels
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