After a while using the graphical installer and moving between various
screens, the installer always "locks up" in an interesting way: the mouse
pointer is still moveable, but nothing reacts to mouse clicks or key
This happens every time I use the graphical installer, but not at the same
time every time. The system is as follows:
CPU: Pentium 233 MMX
Memory: 96 MB
Disk: 650 MB IDE
Video: Matrox Mystique (170 MHz RAMDAC, 4 MB RAM)
NIC: Intel Etherexpress 100+
Mouse: Regular two-button PS/2
Could this be related to glitchiness in the X server?
If you switch with virtual console 1 (hit alt-cntl-f1) is there any
error messages, like a python traceback?
I can't switch to console, since the system doesn't respond to any keyboard
input whatsoever. The only thing that indicates that the system isn't completely
frozen is that the mouse pointer is still moveable (but nothing responds to
mouse clicks, and some icons for the back and next buttons tend to disappear
when the system behaves this way).
I can't always reproduce it. I can perform a complete install without this
problem, but it can also happen right in the keyboard selection window.
There is no recovery except a hard reboot, since it doesn't react to keyboard
Does it still happen in beta3?
No, I haven't had this problem yet with beta3 (but I've only performed one
install with beta3, and that worked fine). I'll test it more extensively when
beta4 arrives. If it still works, I'll close this bug.
If this problem was related to X, it might have been solved with 4.0.1 in beta3?
Or am I totally off?
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Beta-5
Probably an X problem -- calling it fixed.
As I haven't been able to reproduce this in neither beta3 nor beta4, I'm closing