[Novalug] computer hangs up
mooniker at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 17:04:38 EST 2008
I also had the same problem a few years ago with Ubuntu. Turned out to
be something to do with my video card and X. I edited something in
xorg.conf (disabling DRI, I think) and the random albeit not frequent
I was/am using ATI radeon cards, circa 1999~2002. Recent versions of
Ubuntu (clean installs, wiping all config) no longer have that hiccup
and I don't have to edit xorg.conf anymore.
Here's the thread where I found my answer many moons ago:
On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Greg Walker <greg at lightdrizzle.net> wrote:
> I had the same problem with Ubuntu but I think it was related to my
> NVidia card/driver. X would lock up but the computer was completely
> accessible and progs would still run. dmesg pointed me to the problem.
> Once I swapped out the card everything worked great.
> Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> > Every now and then my Linux Ubuntu desktop hangs up. Mouse does not
> > move, trying a keyboard access such as cntrl+alt+F1 does not flip me to
> > a console screen.
> > I let it sit and run but control does not come back so eventually I do a
> > cold reboot.
> > For a while I thought it migh be the wireless mouse/keyboard so I
> > reverted to using a plug in mouse and keyboard.
> > It is rare enough that I am not seeing a pattern.
> > Anyone else have this happen?
> > Any suggestions as to how to try and figure this out/
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