Feisty sometimes completely locks keyboard & mouse

Paul S paulatgm at gmail.com
Tue May 8 01:58:21 UTC 2007

Larry Alkoff said the following on 05/07/2007 09:11 PM:
> I'm using Kubuntu Feisty on a new drive in the same machine but 
> different drive I formerly ran Dapper Dan with no issues at all.
> At least 4 times in the past few days Feisty has completely locked up 
> while I was typing - twice typing an email in Thunderbird and once just 
> typing a command into Kterm.  Each time both the keyboard and mouse stop 
> working.  Only a hard reset brings the computer to life.
> When I reset after such a lockup, I see a message about a crash handling 
>   and inviting me to click to see details, but when I click, the box 
> disappears.
> I've searched /var/log/* for some evidence of this to no avail.
> Since the only non-common element is the drive (both purchased at the 
> same time, same brand, size etc) and the version of Linux loaded from a 
> downloaded and burned cd, it has to be one or the other.
> It could also be some race condition bug.
> Mostly I suspect the version of Linux but it's such a bear - easy to 
> reload and hard to re-configure.
> Anyone have any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this?
> Larry

You don't meantion if you are running Xgl and / or beryl.  Either of 
these will freeze my keyboard and mouse as you describe, but without 
them running, I have no freezes.


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