Bug 679558 - System freezes unless there is mouse or keyboard activity
Summary: System freezes unless there is mouse or keyboard activity
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-02-22 20:49 UTC by Remco
Modified: 2011-04-14 04:55 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-04-14 04:55:00 UTC
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Description Remco 2011-02-22 20:49:54 UTC
Description of problem:
After a few seconds of inactivity (no mouse or keyboard usage), the system freezes. Cursors stop blinking, the System Monitor stops updating, and videos start replaying in a short loop, like a buffer is constantly replayed. If I move the mouse or type on the keyboard, the system unfreezes again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is on Nouveau Testing Day for Fedora 15

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot nouveau testing day image with default options.
2. Open a terminal.
3. Wait a few seconds.
Actual results:
The cursor stops blinking.

Expected results:
The cursor keeps blinking.

Additional info:
A workaround exists: if you put in nolapic_timer as a boot option, the system doesn't freeze anymore.

It also happens on Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/643822

Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2011-03-25 05:18:52 UTC
Have you tried the 2.6.38 kernel?

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