Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100715
Machine Freezes with 2.4.20.* kernels after ~20 minutes
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
Laptop freezes up if left alone for 10-30 minutes.
I don't however have to do anything to trigger it.
I.e. I can boot the computer, walk away for a while, come back and the machine
I initially assumed it happened when the screensaver would kick in,
but if I stand and watch I can see the system go into screensaver
mode without siezing up.
I have five kernels installed in my system.
the problem happens with kernels
but not with kernels
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot computer with a 2.4.20 kernel
2. log in (in graphical mode)
3. walk away for 20 minutes
Screen eventually goes black.
It is however, still on (emmiting dark light).
This appears identical to the "blank screensaver" that takes the screen if you
leave it unattended in the graphical login window (before you log in).
The System will respond to nothing locally execpt the power button (not mouse,
not keyboard, not cntl-alt-F?).
HOWEVER, I CAN ssh in from another machine.
Thus I can pull diagnostics off of the machine via the ssh connection,
if you request that I send any.
Running RedHat Linux on Dell Inspiron 4100 Laptop, with 1 Gig of memory.
Software at least thinks it sees:
video card: ATI Radeon Mobility M6 (16 megabytes memory, driver:radeon)
monitor configured-thousands of colors (16-bit)
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