Bug 77675 - System freezes or autorepeats input in runlevels 3 and 5
Summary: System freezes or autorepeats input in runlevels 3 and 5
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 73733
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-11 21:57 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-11 22:16:57 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-11 21:57:37 UTC
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Description of problem:
At runlevel 3, system runs for 10 or 20 minutes but freezes (ceases to respond 
to keyboard or mouse).  If I startx/gnome, if it starts at all, it freezes 
within a few minutes if I just let it sit and in less than a minute if a do 
anything at all on the desktop.  Sometimes at runlevels 3 and 5, the system 
begins generating autorepeating characters, usually when I try to type 
something but sometimes on its own.  This has occurred during and after logon 
at runlevel 3 and using the graphical logon.  There are no error messages 
during boot or afterwards.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.There is no specific sequence of events that trigger the problem.

Actual Results:  At runlevel 5, any keyboard or mouse activity will cause 
freeze if continued for anything close to a minute.  If there is no mouse or 
keyboard activity after startx, it freezes after a few minutes.  At runlevel 3, 
it takes much longer.

Expected Results:  The system should not freeze.

Additional info:

Dell Workstation 530, dual Xeons, dual 36 MB SCSI (on-board controller), 1 GB 
RDRAM, on-board firewire /w external Sony DVD+R/+RW, on-board 3Com NIC, PCI 
Linksys LNE 100 v5 NIC, SoundBlaster Live 512V, Nvidia Quadro2 EX /w Dell-
provided drivers for RedHat 8.0.  Have installed Dell drivers using provided 
rpm and have recompiled and reinstalled the Dell drivers - same problem.  Have 
done multiple formats and RH8 install attempts.  Rated high severity because 
system is unusuable; however, this is not a machine that I use to earn my 

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-11 22:00:04 UTC
You may want to try without the Dell provided display drivers to see if that
improves stability.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-11-11 22:16:51 UTC
In response to notting@redhat.com:  The first day or so I did try both the
drivers in the RedHat retail and the latest Nvidia linux drivers.  Got the
freezes and so starting working with the Dell drivers.

Just set a new record for X11/Gnome - managed to run long enough to launch
up2date and start downloading packages.  It froze in the middle of the first
download.  Don't think I will attempt any more up2dates, too great a risk of
freezing during a package install.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2002-11-12 08:47:38 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73733 ***

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