after an update, my desktop is freezing solid after several moment after desktop has loaded… the problem started feb 11 2009 after an update… after some playing around it turns out to be the beagle… if one creates a new account it works fine… until kerry is used then on the next restart the desktop will freeze soild again… remove beagle and related from the computer the freezing stops…
The only way that I can get out of the mess is to power-down the machine by removing the mains likely to cause a hard-disk failure.
I got trapped by this syndrome when I tried an early version of KDE 4.2. Very irritating. Seemed to be related to my video driver (I have ATI fglrx on an 64bit machine). I got around the problem by going to fvwm for a while. Much more stable. After a few weeks, I just reinstalled the latest KDE 4.2 and ATI’s 9.1 release of fglrx. These play well together.
I have the same problem with desktop freezing, as I reported in the forum earlier.
The symptoms are:
Caps lock LED starts blinking continuously,
Total desktop freeze. I need to power down the machine to come out of it.
Someone suggested that the problem was beagle. It does not seem to be the case. I have removed beagle and I still suffer from desktop freeze.
Someone else suggested problems with NVidia cards. It does not seem to be the cause, as I have run my desktop for days, on nvidia, with full compiz effects.
However, whenever I turn my wireless on, the desktop freezes after a few moments, showing the symptoms. As long as I have my wireless off, and I work on the wired network, I have absolutely no problems.
devendra rai adjusted his/her tinfoil beanie to write:
> However, whenever I turn my wireless on, the desktop freezes after a
> few moments, showing the symptoms. As long as I have my wireless off,
> and I work on the wired network, I have absolutely no problems.
this sounds like a kernel prob with your wifi modules, the blinking led
shows a kernel crash, it might be better if you start a new thread with
your hardware details and symptoms.
also have a look at your log files to see if there are any messages that
might indicate any probs and post relevant bits ( not too long )
As for a quick suggestion in Yast>System>Kernel Settings>Kernel Settings
tab tick the Enable SysReq Keys if your machine locks up again then you
might be able to do a clean reboot by pressing:
to sync the drives which will flush any unwritten data to dusk
Which unmounts all drives
will reboot the machine
Unless the kernel is absolutely borked these should work which should
stop the machine doing a fsck on reboot, note this does not always work
but it might put some meaningful; info into the logs which would
otherwise be lost if the disks are not sync`ed.
Oh by the way the SysReq key is also the Print screen key