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Re: KDE dies



On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 02:16, Edwin Humphries wrote:
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> Problem is, KDE starts OK, runs OK for an indeterminate time, then just 
> freezes, and requires (up till now) a hard reset to "fix" it. (I believe 
> Ctrl-Alt-F1 opens another tty session, and I'm not sure, but I suspect this 
> is one of the combinations I tried.)
> 
> What's really weird is that it seemed to affect the USB system somehow, as the 
> USB mouse didn't work afterwards in XP (to state the obvious, this is a dual 
> boot system).
> -- 
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Ok... If KDE and runs for an indeterminate time, then this points to an
application failing or a system error such as memory or a hard drive I/O
seek error.
To reset KDE a <CNTL+ALT+BKSPACE> will kill KDE so that a hard reset is
not necessary. If this does not kill and restart X, then something else
is possibly failing. Check these;
1) Will keyboard Num Lock and Caps Lock still work?
2) If so try <CNTL+ALT+F1> to get a terminal and log in.
3) If you can log in check /var/log/dmesg for error messages and post
with dmesg as an attachment. 
4) Run the command < ps -A and check/log the last several (10??)
entries.
5) That the USB mouse has issues after reboot, though, indicates that
this is a system error. Do you have a PS-2 mouse to check this?
--
jludwig <wralphie comcast net>



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