Feisty sometimes completely locks keyboard & mouse

NoOp glgxg at mfire.com
Tue May 8 15:28:11 UTC 2007

On 05/08/2007 05:49 AM, Larry Alkoff wrote:
> 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

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