Re: hanging system

On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 09:26:40AM -0500, Jesse F. Hughes wrote:
> Jerry F. Davis <> writes:
> > Sometimes I get a real hard hang. One that I can't figure out a way out
> > of.
> > 
> > Sometimes the CTRL ALT Fx does not work at all. Heretofore when this bad
> > of a hang job has happened, I have had to do a HARDWARE SHUTDOWN which
> > of course I don't want to do. I would rather get into a console and do a
> > reboot. Is there anything other than a HARD shutoff that I can do at
> > that point?
> > 
> > Is this the fault of Gnome, Enlightenment or X?
> > 
> > Does anyone else have this problem?
> > 
> Geez, I thought it was only me.  I have the same problem.  It seems to 
> be worse since I upgraded Gnome recently.
> > Also, I have logged out and the login screen won't come up. What I do
> > then is to get into a virtual console (when i can), login as root. do an
> > init 3 and
> > then an init 5 and then the login screen comes up. Any other way of
> > doing this?
> > 
> > Does anyone else have this problem too?
> No idea about that one.

I had a hanging system that was causing memory corruption errors on
some production software that ran constantly.  I deleted the .gnome
directory and let the newer version of Gnome set that up again.  I
also don't use as many applets.  Try blowing away all .gnome
directories and starting up again and seeing if that helps.

Rebecca Ore

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