[openbox] Experiencing "hangs"... Is this openbox?

Jonathan Boler j.m.boler at sms.ed.ac.uk
Tue Mar 23 12:15:38 EST 2004

Mark Gjøl wrote:
> Hi, I'm having some weird episodes where X hangs - let me begin with a
> little (relevant) description of my system:
> I use the Debian openbox 3.1 package and am running on two monitors with
> Xinerama enabled. One monitor uses an NVIDIA-based gfx-card (the version
> is irrelevant, the problem persisted even though I upgraded the card),
> and the other a Matrox Millenium II.
> Anyway, when the system hangs I loose all control, but am still able to
> move the mouse. The first sign that this isn't a crash is that I am able
> to move the curser between screens (when X crashes the curser is
> restricted to whichever monitor it crashed on). Another sign is that I
> still recieve input from the programs running (eg. IRC). I can type all 
> I want, but nothing happens... Until a seemingly random period of time 
> has elapsed, after which everything I've tried to do is actually being 
> done. Sometimes I recieve focus again if I kill the active program from
> a remote machine.
> I have no idea whether this is an Openbox problem, an XFree problem or
> a driver problem, but I know it's bugging the crap out of me.

I get this sometimes aswell. If I ssh in and kill xmms then everything 
returns to normal. It only started since I changed to openbox but it 
happens so infrequently I've been unable to nail it down to either xmms 
or openbox.

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