Xorg/Gnome/KDE freeze on latest release

Gobbledegeek gobbledegeek at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 19:37:48 UTC 2007

PS:  This can happen some 10-15 mins  into an  X session, not always
immediately on login. Suspect applications are firefox  and
firefox2.0 and  Konqueror. Seems to happen soon after launching  any
of these applications.


On 1/18/07, Gobbledegeek <gobbledegeek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello  All
> 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
> fine.
> I see this  on both  regular 4.4BSd and ULE scheduler based kernels
> Please reply-to-all as I am not  subscribed.
> --
> Rgrds
> GobbledeGeek
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