[buug] Tracking down lockups?

Bob Read unixjavabob at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 15 16:44:03 PST 2003


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--- Claude Rubinson <rubinson at email.arizona.edu>
> Hi all,
> My notebook's started experiencing "seemingly"
> random lockups where,
> every so often, X (keyboard and mouse) will freeze
> for a few seconds.
> I'm looking for suggestions on how to track down the
> problem.  A
> review of the system logs doesn't reveal anything
> unusual.  Where else
> should I be looking?  Or is there something specific
> that I should be
> looking for that I might be missing?
> I'm not really sure when this started happening.  A
> couple of weeks
> ago, perhaps.  Unfortunately, in that time I've
> installed a new patch
> to gpm, a new module for my wireless card, and, of
> course, a number of
> package upgrades have come in from Debian.  I do
> seem to notice this
> behavior more often when Mozilla-Firebird is running
> but that may just
> be my perception.
> Before I start disabling modules and daemons and
> trying to track down
> the cause by the process of elimination, I'm
> wondering if anyone might
> be able to provides some hints and/or techniques for
> tracking down
> such a problem?
> Thanks,
> Claude
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