[Novalug] System lockups (was Out Of Memory)
Fri Aug 12 00:58:34 EDT 2011
On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 07:39:27PM -0400, Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Aug 2011, Roger W. Broseus wrote:
> >Might the problem be with chrome? I thought of this because FireFox
> >sometimes causes problems. There
> >is even a FireFox extension - Memory Restart - to monitory mem usage and
> >force a restart.
> AHA! I was becoming sure that Firefox had something major to do with the
> periodic freezing up of my computer. I will look for that extension.
> I get these freeze ups where the mouse vanishes and non of the keystrokes
> to go to another terminal or anything. then sometimes the caps lock and
> scroll lock keys flash. The only thing I can do is a hard reboot.
I've seen this occaissionally, usually when I've got 8 virtual
screens, with a half dozen windows on each and a couple of VM sessions
running on other systems, displayed on my screen via an "ssh -X", and
I'm flipping back & forth between screens with a bunch of cut&pasting.
The issue for me is that the window manager becomes unhappy. (I can't
ssh'ing into my primary system from another box, and doing the
appropriate "kill -#" to reset the wm seems to solve the problem
without a hard reboot.
FWIW, I use fvwm. I customized this to do just what I want years
ago, and haven't found any CDE/KDE/Gnome/Whatever that I like as much.
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