Thinkpad Freezing (Re: [ltp] Odd apm issue)
Wed, 24 Jan 2001 09:47:56 -0500
There are issues with the savage driver for the T20/T21, that cause it to freeze during
rapid scrolling of the screen or when running xscreensaver. I am not sure if its an
interaction with other programs (such as apm or sound) that cause this. I do know that
if I leave the machine in a VT as opposed to running X+screensaver, I dont see the
freezing. The longest uptime on my machine has been about 4 days (not running
Do other people experience the freezing? It does not co-incide with any messages in the
syslog. The only out of it is to do a power-recycle.
> I'm sorting out two problems that causes mine to freeze up.
> The first is my sound module - it's awful!!! Any suspend activity
> will lock it up. And if X is running, I'm dead.
> The second is my Ethernet. By default I keep getting an eth0 from
> my built in NIC. But with a Wireless LAN card it locks up
> periodically because it's thinking that eth0 is a valid port.
> Mark Krischer wrote:
> > i've got the same problem on a T21.... checking /var/log/messages shows the system
> > going for hours and then just stopping. no error messages, or apm messages or
> > anything.
> > --mk
> > tom wrote:
> > > hal King wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I'm running 2.4.0 on a IBM i1400. Kernel configured for APM will all options.
> > > > When I leave the box on it's own, it seems to go into suspend and never
> > > > returns. It will not respond to key or mouse (both USB and TrackPoint)
> > > > movements. No function keys respond. My only resort is to hold the power
> > > > button down for 20 seconds until it powers off. If I have my wireless NIC
> > > > it blanks the screen, but comes up with any key press. I changed
> > > > the option in /etc/apmd to tell the daemon which virtual term is the X term
> > > > but no luck. Anyone have any suggestions?
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > hal king Unix System Group email@example.com
> > > > pgp key http://web.utk.edu/~hck/hal.asc No hot dog, email.
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> > > try isolating the problem by removing unnecessary drivers one at a
> > > time and see if the missing module allows you to continue a
> > > restore operation.
> > > I think that your wireless NIC is actually preventing it from a
> > > deeper suspend mode...
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