Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134225
inconsistent system freeze - caps lock and scroll lock flashing in unison, in seemingly random pattern
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:04 EST
Description of problem:
Upon boot before login, sometimes on login, sometimes at the login screen, sometimes
after entering my login information, the mouse
stops updating, the system pings but won't let me ssh in, and the keyboard is flashing the
caps lock and scroll lock lights at the same time in a seemingly random pattern. Can't
switch to virtual terminals, can't hit control-alt-delete or sysrq reboot, pressing the power
button doesn't even work. I have to hold it down for five seconds to do a hard shutdown.
System is a Dell Dimension 8200 1 GB RAM, PS/2 KB, USB mouse, GeForce 4 Ti4200, Turtle
Beach Santa Cruz, TI Firewire card, e100b NIC.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot system
2. sometimes you can actually log in
3. wait until it happens again
Not a random freeze
for this report to be useful we need more information such as the
actual crash data (might be in /var/log/messages) and the kernel
modules you are using (lsmod will tell you that)
Created attachment 104583 [details]
Created attachment 104584 [details]
var log messages
It seems you have both the nvidia binary kernel module and the vmware
kernel modules loaded.
Please report this problem to Nvidia via their customer technical
support, and they will likely address the issue in a future driver
update. Thanks for reporting this problem to Nvidia.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73733 ***
Yes, I've been using the nvidia drivers and vmware since RedHat 8, 9, and RHEL 3 were
released, all the while never having a problem; except when you would release new kernels
or glibc's and not regression test them. The only thing that has changed in the last month
is a new version of XFree and two new kernels from you. You'll excuse me if I'm skeptical
that code that I've been using since before 2.4.18 kernels just all of the sudden out of
nowhere made my system unstable. More so when others report that 2.6 and non redhat
bastardised 2.4 kernels work fine.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.