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I have a very strange problem... After the computer is turned on for two or three days (with X running), it just freezes. I can't move the mouse, the keyboard ...
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    Xorg 6.8.0 freezes


    I have a very strange problem...

    After the computer is turned on for two or three days (with X running), it just freezes. I can't move the mouse, the keyboard doesn't work (even numlock) and I can't switch to console. The only thing that helps is to reset the computer.
    At first I thought that something was wrong with RAM, but I've run memtest86 and it didn't show any errors.

    Any ideas on how to solve this would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Xorg 6.8.0 freezes

    Quote Originally Posted by Stalin
    I have a very strange problem...

    After the computer is turned on for two or three days (with X running), it just freezes. I can't move the mouse, the keyboard doesn't work (even numlock) and I can't switch to console. The only thing that helps is to reset the computer.
    Perhaps a power supply or heating problem? I've had computers hard-freeze because either I was trying to pull more electricity than the power supply could give, or that something in my case overheated and thus caused the system to lock up. I've had this happen before while playing 3D-intensive games as well. These might not be your problems, but I just thought I'd throw them out there.
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    No, I'm sure it isn't overheating because this system has been running for weeks under 100% load... Besides, this happens even when I'm away from the computer and the load is very small.

    I forgot to mention... When it freezes, the vent on the PSU starts to spin very fast which only happens when the system is under heavy load.

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    Similar problem

    I have gentoo installed with Xorg on two identical boxes. Everything works great but after about 4-24 hours X freezes on both and I am forced to reboot. I can usually still move the mouse but none of the windows will respond. After playing with the windows for a while the screen goes black and I am forced to reboot. No switching to virtual terminals or ctrl-alt-bksp here. It is really frustrating me. I have just install X86free and hopefully that will help something. Have you had any luck with this problem?

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    What Xorg version are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    What Xorg version are you using?
    "Xorg 6.8.0 freezes"

    edit: oh, were you asking ksas025 or Stalin?

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    That would be ksas025 I'm asking. I'm just silently assuming that the other part of the thread is dead.

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    Well it seems that I have resolved the problem... The thing is that I don't know what was the cause - I updated the nvidia drivers to 6629 and I found out that one of my RAM modules was bad.
    Everything seems to be working fine now, so I guess you should check both.

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    I have a similar problem with xorg 6.8.1 (6.8.1-12.FC3) on 2.6.9 SMP kernel x86. X freezes sporadically.
    From Xorg.0.log:
    Caught signal 11. Server aborting
    I can SSH into the box from another one and can reboot it. But I cannot get a console again.
    What have I do to clear the screen an make the console becomes usable
    Any ideas

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    same problem. i have no suggestions how to fix it :\
    this sucks

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