[ale] Linux lockup issue
cwoodruff at openpenguin.com
Tue Jun 17 07:33:11 EDT 2003
No I cannot get it outside X. Thanks for the hint Danny.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Danny Cox" <danscox at mindspring.com>
To: ale at ale.org
To: "ALE Mailing List" <ale at ale.org>
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 11:43 PM
Subject: Re: [ale] Linux lockup issue
> On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 13:57, Chris Woodruff wrote:
> > Has anyone seen this? I have a stock Red Hat 9 machine and if left to
> > with no activity it will lock up on me. The cap lock and num lock
> > the keyboard will blink but all I can do is a reboot. I have searched
> > tried to find a solution but have come up empty. Anyone have a clue?
> > have that does not function on the machine is a old Aureal soundcard
> > the sourceforge project drivers cannot be used for).
> That sounds like you've dropped into kdb. It blinks the Caps lock and
> Num lock leds when it's activated, either by an oops or a panic.
> If you're in X, then there's nothing you can do, short of blindly
> typeing "go\n", and trying to look at some logs. You should reboot
> soon, though.
> If you can reproduce it while not in X, then you can use the various
> kdb commands (like bt: backtrace), and see what it was doing when it
> went belly-up.
> kernel, n.: A part of an operating system that preserves the
> medieval traditions of sorcery and black art.
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