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Re: Strange bug freezing my laptop



> Hi guys.

Helllo,

>>From time to time (rather randomly), my CPU gets used at 100% (at
>> least,
> my laptop's led blinks a lot), my mouse works (I can move it but not
> click) but not my keyboard. Then, about 30 seconds later, even the mouse
> stops moving and I have to hard-reboot my laptop.

Doesn't look like a CPU consumption but more like a memory problem... have
you tried monitoring your memory usage? (even with the system monitor
applet) If you aren't working as root on your laptop you could use
pam_limits to limit your memory usage (and see what process gets killed by
using too much memory) or keep an eye on a top sorted by memory usage.

> As I listen to music all day long, it always happens while playing music
> (of course it could a coincidence). So, I filed a bug against rhythmbox:
> GNOME bugzilla's bug #127814
> (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=127814).
>
> Then, I noticed that it also happened with XMMS and MPG123, as well as
> rhythmbox-gstreamer and rhythmbox-xine. I also tried to

Could be an acpi problem, lots of laptops are acpi only, disabling acpi
might damage them (CPU overheat, etc)... can you tell your laptop's
getting hot? who knows... the fan might not run as often as it should, but
then if RH8 was running fine...

my bet is a memory leak.

>
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> Julien Olivier <julo altern org>

Bien le bonsoir ;-)

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