I upgraded yesterday to OpenSuse 11.4 Kde (fresh install from liveCD, was running 11.3 before without much troubles). Now, it freezes every now and then (4-5 times since yesterday), every time when I’m doing something (I let it run for hours to download/backup files without troubles, but sudently I open a tab with firefox, or open dolphin, and it freezes).
When it happens, everything is freezed, screen, mouse, cannot switch to tty, …
I’ve got no idea what to do for a diagnostic, any help is appreciated.
There is a similar (unsolved) thread here.
As soon as you boot up, open a terminal and run top. Try and leave the terminal somewhere you can see it so you can write down the processes hogging resources.
I’m new in opensuse. I’m not an expert in linux but i have installed more than 30 linux distros with no problem at all. Today i installed opensuse and it’s the first linux distro witch i can’t install right. I cannot install ati drivers because i can’t see all most nothing on display. I am really really disappointed. I have to give up.
Oops, forgot to answer this. I’m not sure it is behaving correctly since I switched to Linux (around 3yrs ago). It’s very often running full speed, making quite a lot of noise, and my computer can be quite hot, especially when doing things resources-demanding. At least, it is noiser and hotter than when I was using WinXP.
But I don’t see any significant differences between OpenSuse 11.4, 11.3 or anything I used before.
On 03/17/2011 07:06 AM, olivierkes wrote:
> Third crash of the day…
> [image: http://www.hydromel.ch/img/top_3.jpg]
> Is it useful, shall I continue ?
> By the way, the first time I was watching a video (I’ve had 100%
> success of freeze this way, and wanted a screenshot), second time can’t
> remember, third time was switching from a windows to another.
Do not post any more. The top screens are not showing any process being locked,
but with a single CPU it might not.
On IRQ 16, you have wired ethernet, graphics adapter, and one of your USB hubs.
Loosing that interrupt would certainly cause the computer to freeze.
What driver are you using for that Radeon? If it is the proprietary one, then
switch back to the non-accelerated version for testing. Desktop effects won’t
work. If that fixes the problem, then you will have to explore that on your own.
I do not debug closed-source drivers. How could I?
I had the same problem with OpenSuse 11.4 on a Dell Vostro laptop with nVidia graphics. I already removed the broadcom wifi drivers and disabled desktop effects, but my system still froze. Sometimes within minutes, sometimes after a couple of hours. I’ve moved back to 11.3 for now.
On 03/17/2011 05:06 PM, olivierkes wrote:
> lwfinger;2306717 Wrote:
>> On IRQ 16, you have wired ethernet, graphics adapter, and one of your
>> USB hubs.
>> Loosing that interrupt would certainly cause the computer to freeze.
> What do you mean by “loosing that interrupt” ? Is there something we
> can do about it ?
Do you recall posting the following?
> By the way, i sometime get some message like :
> >kernel: 1734.621464] Disabling IRQ #16
> If that means something to someone…
That means that the kernel saw some error (which was posted above that message)
and disabled IRQ #16. The usual reason is that no driver claimed that interrupt,
thus the kernel disabled it. It could be your graphics card, your wired
ethernet, or perhaps the USB hub. From what info you have given, I have no means
of telling, but I think it is a hardware problem.
For the record, the “irqpoll” thing might have done the trick.
I’ve been able to play a video for 30mn (that was my test case, never went over 10mn before) without any crash or kernel error message… I’m still waiting to confirm.