Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 451663
Machine hangs, usually during a "yum update" run
Last modified: 2008-10-21 16:31:26 EDT
Description of problem:
The symptoms vary a bit, but the mouse stays responsive, but there is no
reaction to mouse clicks (or mouse click switches to a tab on e.g.
gnome-terminal), no reaction on gnome-terminal to text typed in, no change of
focus between windows, etc. alt-F1 takes me to tty1, and entering "root" at the
prompt gives no response, can't login as root. Pressing ctrl-alt-DEL has no
effect, pressing the power button (initiates a orderly shutdown here) does nothing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Very often. It seems to happen every time I try to update via yum (has been with
the last 2 or 3 rawhide kernels), seems to happen either when yum is finished
downloading stuff or while installing.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. See above
kernel-2.6.26-0.72.rc6.git2.fc10.i686 hangs too. Last good one seems to be
Just had another hang with kernel-2.6.26-0.81.rc7.fc10.i686, yum was halfway
through installing this time (sez new yum run + package-cleanup).
gnome-screensaver had kicked in, but typing my password at that gave just a
black screen, ctrl-alt-F1 took me to vt1, but typing "root" at the prompt got
Are you seeing this same problem with the latest 2.6.27 rawhide kernel?
Hasn't happened here for quite some time now, last one I saw was around the time of comment #2.
Thank you for your update. Please reopen this bug if it starts to happen again.