8.10 freezing a lot more recently.

wirechief silvermachineman at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 17:08:43 UTC 2009

It would be interesting to know with these "freezes" how do you recover ?
is the screen completely frozen ?
Their is a bug with intel and mesa however we think it is not
affecting users with mesa 7.3 or
When I had issues with freezing i used RSEIUB to recover
Alt+SysRq+r ( The LEFT Alt key ) ( SysRq is on the same button as print screen )

Give a little time between keystrokes.

The r stands for put keyboard in raw mode
The s for sync the disk
The e for terminate all processes
The i for kill all processes
The u for remount all filesystems read only
The b for reboot the system

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Steve Cook
<yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com> wrote:
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> NoOp wrote:
>> On 04/15/2009 08:04 AM, Dirk Freitag wrote:
>>> Steve Cook wrote:
>> [...]
>>>>> The computer is only a few months old.  It is a Lenovo IdeaPad
>>>>> S10 with an Intel Atom processor.  I am unable to check the
>>>>> temperature in the BIOS, but I am fairly certain that it is not
>>>>> overheating.  I do only have 1GB of memory, so I think this
>>>>> could definitely be contributing to it.  I will have to
>>>>> continue to watch it.  Thanks for the input though.
>>>>> --
>>>> 1 Gig of memory is quite adequate.  I have a machine running 8.10
>>>> with 384MiB of memory and a 500MHz CPU with out any problems. The
>>>> times have suffered lock ups have always been hardware problems.
>>>> Generally reseating cables etc. has cured them, or replacing
>>>> power supplies. Just because a machine is new doesn’t mean there
>>>> isn’t a hardware problem.
>>> This is true.  I am really hoping that I am not having hardware
>>> issues already with this machine.  Maybe I should have noted, that
>>> it only freezes and has problems when my girlfriend is using it for
>>> school trying to take online tests and classes through IEs4linux.
>>> She has to use IEs4linux because the site that she has to use to
>>> take her online courses do not like Firefox in Linux.  She uses
>>> Firefox on her windows laptop at her house for these sites without
>>> any problems.  But if you try to access the sites through Firefox
>>> in Linux, you get an error saying that the site only works under IE
>>> or Netscape.
>> In that case, I'd recommend trying prefbar[1] and setting the 'User
>> Agent' to IE WinXP. That will temporarily 'spoof' the UA so that the
>> site thinks it is talking to IE. If she can use Fx from her Windows
>> machine, then she should be able to use it from your linux machine.
>> If you have a link to the sight (one that does not require a
>> password), then it should be fairly easy to see what the browser is
>> sniffing for.
>> [1] http://prefbar.mozdev.org/
> I was going to suggest https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59
> which has help me in the past.
>>> So I installed IEs4Linux to see if that would work, and it did,
>>> except when she went to take a test, the computer froze.  And it
>>> keeps freezing (at different points I might add) when she tries to
>>> take a test on the site.  I apologize that I was not more specific
>>> with my first email, but maybe this is the issue?
>> Perhaps. However, I also have IEs4Linux (IE6) installed on several
>> systems - the lowest being 1.6Ghz/768MB - and it seems to be
>> reasonably well behaved. (My son also takes courses where IE is
>> _required_ & Fx will not work at all - even with UA spoofing).
> Can’t say I’ve had much success with IEs4Linux, it has never been
> particularly stable on any machine I’be tried it on.
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