Re: Suse 9.1 Very Buggy :(
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 13:53:16 +0100
Devon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've just installed Suse 9.1 Professional and while I am quite pleased
> with this new release I am disappointed as well because there seems to be
> just too many bugs in it.
> One problem is that when playing an audio CD with XMMS using DAE, the
> system will randomly freeze and kde becomes unresponsive. XMMS will
> eventually stop playing but the damage is done and rebooting is the only
> way to get it to work again.
> I am using ALSA BTW and a 2.6 SMP kernel.
Try turning on sysrq.
At least then you can attempt to escape X without rebooting.
alt-sysrq-<letter>, pressing z lists the possible options.
Useful ones will terminate all processes except init (causing respawning
ones to... respawn), sync the disks, remount disks read-only, hard reboot.
(sssub us a common one, ensure all disks are properly synced, unmounted and
then hard boot, stops problems with fsck)
Unless of course, it is a total lockup. It might be the X driver though, if
you have nvidia's...
> Also on occasion typing from the keyboard (standard, non-USB model)
> becomes un-responsive and the letters are about 2 seconds behind hitting
> the keys.
Not seen that one.
> Audacity will not run correctly claiming it can't connect directly to the
Or that. Have to give it a shot tonight, probably just a permissions problem
though (try making /dev/dsp* rw to all)
> QjAckConnect hangs and then dies when I start it.
permissions again possibly.