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[SLUG] linux grinding to a halt
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- Subject: [SLUG] linux grinding to a halt
- From: Christopher Booth (ATP) <christopher.booth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Feb 19 12:57:02 2002
- Organization: Fuji Xerox Australia
Sometimes (too often) I am working on my Mandrake 8.1 machine and suddenly everything grinds to a halt making me have to do a cold boot.
This is quite annoying and has the potential to corrupt data and losing information I am working on.
This happens sometimes when using Mozilla, or anything that is too processor or memory intensive.
I tried this morning to open a Compressed G4 multipage tif file in ee and it did it. I somehow got it back, I can't get to a virtual terminal by ALT F2, neither can I ALT Backspace, CTRL ALT DEL, ALT F4 or anything. Keystrokes don't register. The mouse sometimes moves slowly.
I was logged in from another machine via ssh and that isn't responding either.
Anything I can do to stop this happening, I installed a monitor but it is practically useless :p