Subject: Re: recent instability
To: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: George Michaelson <email@example.com>
Date: 04/20/2006 10:03:29
On Wed, 19 Apr 2006 19:53:53 -0400
"Steven M. Bellovin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Two days ago, I upgraded to 3.99.18 from 17 April. Since then, my
> laptop has frozen once and spontaneously rebooted once. Has anyone
> else seen that sort of instability?
> --Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
I get freezes from mplayer sometimes. I can't yet track down what it
is. no kb, no mouse, nada. I think its a freeze,
not just a UI lock. Interestingly, the fn+<F-key> tasks to blank screen
still works, but suspend/resume keys don't.
I still can't resume X from console mode (ie run X twice without
reboot inbetween), it locks hard. I wish I knew a way to prevent that.
recover from a zzz/sleep is fine, its only when I drop out of X to
console mode it refuses to resume into X.