screensaver freezes system totally

pete peter.smout at
Tue Jul 13 08:01:34 UTC 2010

On 10/07/10 23:24, Frans Ketelaars wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Jul 2010 10:45:20 +0100, pete wrote:
>> On 07/07/10 14:56, A. Kromic wrote:
>>> On 05/07/10 13:25, pete wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> Namely when the screen-saver has been running for about 20mins it
>>>> freezes completely, and becomes totally unresponsive, only thing left
>>>> is a hard reset!
>>>> ...
>>> I have experienced a similar problem, it's 10.04 AMD64, an I use Compiz
>>> and screensaver was 3D; however, my GPU is Intel's. It doesn't really
>>> lock the whole system, just the screen, and even like that, windows
>>> temporarily showed when I used Alt+Tab. They wouldn't stay, but it was
>>> enough to bring up a terminal window and blindly pkill the
>>> screensaver...
>>> Best regards,
>>> A. Kromic
>> Hi,
>> This problem has reared it head again, his machine only had 'wobbly
>> windows' activated. good news this time i was there to check the logs!
>> the system log said it was running 'cron' as root then it stated that
>> 'no one cares, try booting without irq module' prior to freeze up.
> Please post the exact error messages.
> I guess it's something more like this:
> [51694.430013] irq 22: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll"
> option)
>> All of which means nothing except that we do care!
> I think the kernel means no driver cared to service the interrupt.
> I'm sure you care :)
> Use "cat /proc/interrupts" to see what the interrupt number refers to.
>> a brief bit of
>> googleing only digs up posts from 2001 / 2002 and are far to technical
>> for me to follow!
>> so my question is this why has this old (?) problem resurfaced now and
>> only on his machine, would following such an outdated solution work on
>> newer versions?
>> any help at all we would be grateful!
>> Pete
> Good luck!
>      -Frans
Hi All,

Sorry about the delay!

I have pasted into paste bin the logs links below.

The bit that caught my eye is from kern log:

-desktop kernel: [21195.790356] ata1.00: configured for PIO0
Jul 12 17:04:50 steve-desktop kernel: [21195.801312] ata1.01: configured 
for PIO0
Jul 12 17:04:50 steve-desktop kernel: [21195.805287] ata1: EH complete
Jul 12 17:05:00 steve-desktop kernel: [21205.331247] BUG: soft lockup - 
CPU#1 stuck for 61s! [compiz:1449]
Jul 12 17:05:00 steve-desktop kernel: [21205.340013] Modules linked in: 
nls_iso8859_1 nls_cp437 vfat fat xt_limit xt_tcpudp ipt_LOG 
ipt_MASQUERADE xt_DSCP ipt_REJECT nf_conntrack_irc nf_conntrack_ftp 
xt_state rfcomm sco bridge stp bnep l2cap binfmt_misc ppdev 
snd_hda_codec_nvhdmi snd_usb_audio snd_usb_lib gspca_stv06xx 
snd_hda_codec_realtek iptable_nat nf_nat nf_conntrack_ipv4 joydev 
snd_emu10k1_synth snd_emux_synth snd_seq_virmidi snd_seq_midi_emul 
nf_conntrack nf_defrag_ipv4 snd_emu10k1 snd_ac97_codec iptable_mangle 
iptable_filter ip_tables x_tables fbcon tileblit font bitblit softcursor 
usbhid hid ac97_bus snd_util_mem btusb bluetooth video output emu10k1_gp 
gameport snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss 
snd_pcm snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi 
snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_timer snd_seq_device gspca_zc3xx 
gspca_main videodev v4l1_compat v4l2_compat_ioctl32 psmouse snd 
serio_raw nvidia(P) k8temp vga16fb vgastate edac_core edac_mce_amd 
soundcore snd_page_alloc i2c_nforce2

Particularly the bit BUG: soft-lock up!

Graphics card  info etc:GeForce 8400 GS/PCI/SSE2

3.2.0 NVIDIA 195.36.24

Pictures slideshow is the screensaver being used!

Any thoughts?

Links:  : Mesages  : SYS Log   : Kern Log



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