neutro Posted February 10, 2004 Report Share Posted February 10, 2004 (edited) Interesting thread. My symptoms are somewhat different, but they're there, with variable frequency, since Mandrake 8.x. I too have a nVidia card (GF2 MX440) on an Asus mobo with Via chipset (Asus A7V266). When I lock-up, it would be typically while using Mozilla, while actually doing something (scrolling, or typing in a form -- believe it or not, right now I'm hoping that I'll be able to finish this post without a crash), alhough recently I got Quake3 lock-ups too. When a mozilla lock-up occurs, I can still move my mouse pointer around, but no widget or GUI element is responsive. In the past the only solution was to alt-sysrq-S/U/B since I can't access my computer remotely, and alt-backspace (restarting X) or ctrl-alt-Fn (changing virtual console) wouldn't work. I checked with "top" in batch mode however, and I can confirm that when those lock-ups happen, X is using somewhere around 98% of the CPU. Quake3 lock-ups feature a frozen video and a looping sound, and X uses around 70% of the CPU. At least now with the 5336 drivers, I'm not forced to reboot -- alt-sysrq-K works well (it didn't before). It happens a few times a week, now under Mandrake 9.1 with updates installed. Still this elusive bug, well, bugs me since a long time and I'm on it. I'm currently running Mozilla with strace -o -ff B) Edited February 10, 2004 by neutro Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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