Re: [SLE] Strange partial freeze
From: Adam Vazquez Kb2jpd Internet Mobile w/ Treo (adamvaz_at_earthlink.net)
To: Kevanf1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 16:00:00 -0400
Hello from Adam in NYC
Open a terminal or Control-Alt F1.
run top. Press i . If one of the processes is 'find', then 'find' is looking for all the text on the mounted drives and cataloging it for future search. You can kill it or wait for it to complete the task.
To kill it, Press q to quit top. On return to the prompt, type 'killall find'. If no feedback, it killed the process. If no process, it will complain.
Check your panel performance.
The panels in KDE and GNOME are file dependent and are not cached nor placed on a ramdisk. Everytime you use it, you are going to start disk io and on a slow machine may have to fight with background processes.
From: Kevanf1 <email@example.com>
Subj: [SLE] Strange partial freeze
Date: Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:18 am
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
I'm running 9.3 at present with the KDE desktop (not completely up to
date but not straight out of the box). It's installed on an 80gb
drive in a home built PC comprising of an AMD 500 KII 3DNow CPU and 3x
128mb PC100 DIMM's. Graphics card is an Nvidia 64mb running on the
Nvidia drivers. After about 10 minutes of use I find the screen
partially freezing. Not a complete lock up but nearly as good as. I
can move the mouse cursor no problem. Try to click on a button
anywhere (running software or taskbar) and nothing happens. I've
tried leaving it for anything up to another 10 minutes. Everytime I
end up having to hard shut down (power switch at the back of the PC).
This is new behaviour and does not happen with other distros that I
run from time to time such as Ubuntu 5.04 or Zenwalk Linux. I'd run
TOP but if I do I wouldn't have any way of actually reading the output
(hidden behind whatever I am running). This has happened when I have
been running Firefox or Konqueror while going through system settings.
I have run Memtest for around 12 hours with no problems being
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