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SubjectRe: [patch] voluntary-preempt-2.6.8-rc2-L2 PS2 keyboard gone south
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On Sat, 2004-07-31 at 20:24, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 23:57 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 21:13, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 20:05 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 19:21, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > > > > On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 13:38 -0400, Shane Shrybman wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > > M5 does that differently, yes - so could you try it? If you still get
> > > > > > > problems, does this fix it:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Ok, M5 locked up the whole machine within a few seconds of starting X.
> > > > >
> > > > > Me too, with voluntary-preempt=3... It seems I can trigger this randomly
> > > > > by heavily moving the mouse around while logging in into my KDE session.
> > > > >
> > > > > However, with voluntary-preempt=2 I've been unable to lock the machine
> > > > > yet.
> > > >
> > > > It looks like this is a mouse problem, I have a PS/2 keyboard and USB
> > > > mouse and have not had any problems yet with M5. I also found that with
> > > > L2, I could toggle Caps Lock fast enough to get significantly 'ahead' of
> > > > it, this no longer happens with M5.
> > >
> > > I have a PS/2 keyboard and a USB mouse.
> >
> > Weird. This is my setup also, and I have had no problems since
> > installing M5.
> >
> > Try:
> >
> > Option "NoAccel"
> >
> > in section "Device" of your XF86Config. Also try commenting out:
> >
> > Load "dri"
> >
> > in the "Module" section.
> >
> > This will ensure that the X server is not accessing hardware directly.
> > Normally this should not be a problem but a buggy video driver can cause
> > problems. On my machine, having 2D acceleration enabled caused
> > interrupts from other devices to be lost when dragging a window.
> >
> > Also, is the machine pingable after it locks up?
>
> Curiously, the machine is pingable, but I can't ssh/telnet into it: no
> data is received from the locked machine.
>

Hmm. Maybe the problem is filesystem or disk related. Is your root
partition on IDE or SCSI? It could be a SCSI problem.

Are you running software or hardware RAID?

This is the same behavior you get when, for example, a disk dies.

Lee

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