[Solved] Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

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[Solved] Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

Post by sqlpython » 5. Jun 2013, 14:06

I am talking frozen mouse pointer and all keys. The only item that works is the On/Off switch. :D
Yeah, I can smile but not all that funny.
I didn't publish this on the BUGS forum because I don't know that it is yet as and the lockup may be due to my hardware.
Has anyone else experienced any lockups with Salix 14 Xfce.?
Here is my History and environments.
I have made two installs with the Same Download/DVD..
.......One on my Thinkpad SL410 (Centrino) 4gb mem (which has not yet Locked ever.
.......Second on my New Dell Inspiron (i5 intel) 14z 6gb mem (which has locked about 5 times )

Each of these have 5 partitions the Thinkpad 3 primary and 1 divided extended partitions
The Dell Inspiron has 9 partitions all primary GPT running the new BIOS with UEFI disabled.

Each also has installed (besides Salix 14 Xfce) these Linuxes ..Calculate, Siduction, Wheezy, and then the last Linux is the Thinkpad has Sabayon and the the Inspiron Bridge/Arch..
Most Importantly, while all the other Linuxes on both machine recieve frequent use and all Updates.. NONE have Ever Locked or displayed any abnormal behaviors.
Maybe a Slackware issue that has not popped up yet but I can't Google an example.
Any & All feedback is appreciated.
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Re: Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

Post by mimosa » 5. Jun 2013, 18:05

I have expereinecd a range of hardware-specific troubles and my interpretation is that the particular kernel that found its way into Slack 14.0 has more such issues than the 13.37 one. In other words, there appear to be some regressions, as well as hte usual inevitable failure to keep up with the latest hardware. Upgrading to a more recent kernel is often beneficial. But on most machines, in my experience, all has been well.

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Re: Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

Post by sqlpython » 5. Jun 2013, 18:19

Thank You for the reply.
I am running the std kernel 3.2.29 ..and 3.2.45 is available and I considered a change.
However,, then I read that some were having their own problems with freezing on 3.2.45..
Read here
http://blog.lysender.com/2013/05/slackw ... -graphics/

There does not seem to be many people on the net posting problems with 3.2.29. So, I am wondering if the potential issues will get any traction without complaints and attention.
I will keep watching and log my circumstances If and When the freeze occurs again..
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Re: Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

Post by sqlpython » 6. Jun 2013, 17:47

UpDate
New Lockup Today June 7 2013..
Noticed that with Updates recently the atheros alx module no longer Booted.
Wouldn't modprobe either. So I had to reinstall the module.
Due to Updates I had to reinstall the Atheros alx module in Siduction & Bridge Also but not #! Wheezy nor Calculate.

I was considering that maybe a module was causing the Lockup and such unneeded module could be blacklisted. I don't see any that are trouble or unecessary.
Have a look.

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Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq_dummy           1119  0 
snd_seq_oss            25020  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      4568  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                41624  5 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_seq_device          4276  3 snd_seq,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_pcm_oss            33318  0 
snd_mixer_oss          13144  2 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6                  238973  28 
rfcomm                 28303  8 
bnep                    8561  2 
cpufreq_ondemand        5272  4 
speedstep_lib           2567  0 
acpi_cpufreq            4977  0 
mperf                    923  1 acpi_cpufreq
freq_table              2150  2 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand
lp                      7119  0 
ppdev                   4710  0 
parport_pc             16691  0 
parport                26191  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
fuse                   58347  5 
uvcvideo               55700  0 
joydev                  7636  0 
videodev               66935  1 uvcvideo
rts5139               269957  0 
i915                  377168  2 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     21657  1 
snd_hda_codec_idt      47698  1 
psmouse                54506  0 
dell_laptop             9392  0 
drm_kms_helper         22873  1 i915
drm                   151284  3 drm_kms_helper,i915
intel_agp               8712  1 i915
intel_gtt              11603  3 intel_agp,i915
serio_raw               3349  0 
dell_wmi                1209  0 
dcdbas                  4308  1 dell_laptop
agpgart                21927  3 intel_gtt,intel_agp,drm
processor              22956  1 acpi_cpufreq
mei                    27885  0 
iwlwifi               177785  0 
video                  10017  1 i915
thermal                 6587  0 
sparse_keymap           2492  1 dell_wmi
i2c_algo_bit            4543  1 i915
i2c_i801                7016  0 
i2c_core               16485  6 i2c_i801,i2c_algo_bit,drm,drm_kms_helper,i915,videodev
thermal_sys            12122  3 thermal,video,processor
btusb                  10396  2 
wmi                     7255  1 dell_wmi
hwmon                   1033  1 thermal_sys
battery                 9564  0 
snd_hda_intel          19471  2 
button                  3633  1 i915
ac                      2563  0 
evdev                   7314  10 
snd_hda_codec          70473  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
snd_hwdep               4898  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                59244  4 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc          5893  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
snd_timer              14830  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd                    43944  14 snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_seq,snd_seq_oss
soundcore               4634  2 snd
mac80211              203119  1 iwlwifi
cfg80211              145334  2 mac80211,iwlwifi
alx                    63563  0 
bluetooth             133100  23 btusb,bnep,rfcomm
rfkill                 12432  5 bluetooth,cfg80211,dell_laptop
loop                   14683  0 
lines 51-69/69 (END)
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Re: Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

Post by 2009tester » 8. Jun 2013, 12:23

i am having similar lock-ups of X server.
Mouse n keyboard dont respond.

But, my internet connected radio keeps working!!!

it should be a problem with x server.
Which log should I check?

I tried new kernel on repo.
it does not boot up at all.

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Re: Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

Post by sqlpython » 8. Jun 2013, 21:16

^ Yes same results here..
Wifi Radio continues to work with GUI display Unblimished but Mouse/Keyboard locked solid.
I have also been wanting to check logs but have not got to read them as of now.

Also I ran the troubled install which is the Dell Inspiron 14z with Salix Xfce 14 installed for 9 straight hours without any lockup yesterday. During my test I ran non stop the Chromium Browser and Thunar. I used these apps multiple times. Further as I was working on other machines the XScreenSaver was continually stopped and started. The XScreenSaver was set to Random mode so Lots of Screen Saver variety without a problem.

So, I have not nailed down the impasse as of yet ...
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Re: Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

Post by sqlpython » 20. Jun 2013, 06:05

Not really seeing anything in the logs that reoccur at point of failure except that posted below.
Jun 19 21:58:44 darkstar kernel: [ 32.916179] wlan0: associated
Jun 19 21:58:48 darkstar ntpd[2181]: new interface(s) found: waking up resolver
Jun 19 21:58:55 darkstar ntpd[2181]: new interface(s) found: waking up resolver
Jun 19 21:58:55 darkstar kernel: [ 43.563498] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present

Jun 20 05:16:26 darkstar kernel: [ 0.000000] DMI: Dell Inc. Inspiron 5423/0F45CW, BIOS A08 11/26/2012
Jun 20 05:16:26 darkstar kernel: [ 0.000000] e820 update range:
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Re: Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

Post by sqlpython » 22. Jun 2013, 04:10

As these lockups have been occurring for over a month on the Inspiron 14z and can't determine the source of the problem I decided to reinstall.
Also I decided to eliminate all software possibilities by downloading and burning another ISO. This time I downloaded and burned Salix 14 Xfce x86_64s

So I will now track the newly installed 64bit Salix on the Inspiron 14z and report any lockups and General results of the install. I don't expect any issues.
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Re: Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

Post by tigerflag » 29. Jun 2013, 20:46

I had this problem with Slackware 14. Happened four times in the first few hours, twice while playing Iago. When Iago wasn't crashing it still managed to use up 100% of my CPU and would freeze every few seconds.

I had a disc of Salix 13.37 Xfce, 64-bit, installed it, and have not experienced any lockups. Iago runs normally. I was about to upgrade to Salix 14 in order to get Calibre, but now I'm going to hold off.

Edit: Just found my notes from dmsg after the first crash. Not sure if this was the cause of the crash, but it stood out (sorry, I don't know how to format to post code):

kernel: [377.614440] nm-applet (3146): segfault at ffff3ff0 ip b63dbbae
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Re: Lock Ups with Salix 14 Xfce

Post by sqlpython » 1. Jul 2013, 04:39

Thank You fro the info @tigerflag
I don't believe that my problem was specific to Salix 14 nor Slack 14
I am blaming either the Inspiron 14z or a Bad burn.
I have had Salix 14 32bit Xfce running for months on my Thinkpad SL410 without incident.
More interesting would be a post of your

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lspci
command to see your hardware.
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