Feisty sometimes completely locks keyboard & mouse

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Tue May 8 12:49:43 UTC 2007

Paul S wrote:
> 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.
> regards,

Pretty sure not Xgl or beryl.  Neither show in ps ax and my desktop if 
the plain stock KDE with no changes.

How would I tell if they are running?


Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
Using Thunderbird on Linux

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