gateway AMD64 laptop locks up once or twice a day

James Laska jlaska at
Wed Apr 8 12:00:30 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 06:30 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> on my gateway MX7120 (amd 64 athlon cpu), my desktop locks up hard
> maybe once or twice a day -- the only thing still functional is the
> cursor, which has the "I" format.  that's it -- i can move the cursor
> around via the USB mouse but nothing else -- no switching virtual
> desktops, no activating windows, no menu selections, no virtual
> consoles, no Ctrl-Alt-Bksp to kill my X session, nothing.  my only
> option is a hard power down and reboot.
>   thoughts?  i'd bugzilla this but i have no idea what i'd be
> bugzilla'ing.

Are sysrq [1] keys responsive when the system locks up?  You might be
able to increase the sysrq logging (sysrq-9) then inspect what the
kernel is doing at the time of the lock up (see sysrq-h for help).



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