Tried the "killall X" suggestion, no difference. Still only appears to
happen when using LICQ. I don't think it's related to temperature, as I've
been religiously watching my CPU usage (using ASLOAD) over the last coupla
nights. It's fairly happy around the 10-20% mark, peaking occasionally with
Netscape doing whatever it does.
(getting upset at the amount of fscking my system is doing, and the damage
being done to my uptime)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Smyth
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 2:07 PM
> To: 'ilug at linux.ie'
> Subject: Bizarre X crash
>> Get this: Using system, it hangs. No mouse response, no KBD response.
> NumLock/CapsLock don't do anything to the lights. Occasional flashes on
> the HDD light. Dead in the water.
>> BUT, can telnet in (eth) with no probs. Lynx from the remote machine still
> lets you browse over ppp0, etc. top says X is running at 98%. Kill X,
> nothing happens on the local console, still shows X. In fact, kill all
> processes in my username, still same.
>> Killed all I could one by one, synced a few times, umount -r all the
> partitions except root, and did a shutdown -r. Got the beep and the
> message on the telnet, but only a beep on the server. ps showed init level
> 6. All looks well. And stays just there for many more minutes. Did another
> shutdown -r, and lo and behold, the server resets, no shutdown, just
> straight back to the BIOS screen.
>> Background: RHL 5.2, Afterstep, running fine until last night, when I
> reinstalled LICQ 0.71 to get it working after a failed attempt earlier
> this week. This involved a major tidy-up, getting rid of qt2.0.1, qt2.1.0,
> and qt2.0.2 before reinstalling 2.0.2, cleaning out the old LICQ and
> reinstalling, etc. Got it running, happy, chatting, etc, and then the X
>> I blame LICQ.
>> Happened three times in total. It's an issue. Anyone any ideas???
>> Lemons etc,
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