Laptop lockup

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Feb 22 20:18:38 UTC 2008

On 02/21/2008 08:53 PM, Neil Cherry wrote:
> NoOp wrote:

>> BTW: What is your laptop & laptop specs (memory, cpu, ram etc)?
> model name      : Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4     CPU 2.80GHz
> stepping        : 9
> cpu MHz         : 1599.960
> cache size      : 512 KB
>               total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
> Mem:        498880     481952      16928          0      10424     146012
> -/+ buffers/cache:     325516     173364
> Swap:       698788      32252     666536
> 40G Drive


Another question? Are you seeing disk activity (disk light) when it does

Reason for asking is that I have another system (desktop) that exhibits
almost exactly what you are seeing on your laptop if it sits idle for
some time. In fact it just did it this morning. I can see the disk light
thrashing about, however if I Ctl-Alt+F1, the tty1 login eventually
comes up (takes about 2 min as I think the disk activity is taking up
all of the cpu), but it takes another 2 minutes between the username and
password prompt. Once I get in, the tty is pretty much unusable as it
takes 2 minutes between each command.
  The one other time that this happened I was able to Ctl-Alt-Del and
eventually used the power button to power down. This time I've just
disconnected the network link and I'm going to let it go for a few hours
to see if the disk activity eventually stops. If I recall, I reinstalled
Tracker on this machine (have purged tracker from all of my otheres), so
it could be tracker doing it's index:

I'll let you know if that's the case on my system.

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