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

brian . rumpole at frys.com
Tue Mar 23 13:16:46 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've been having this too for months now. Usually when I'm Alt-tabbing 
but not always. Sometimes when I hit some combo in emacs. And yesterday 
for the first time I couldn't get alt-ctl-f1 to work. Had to ssh in.
Openbox 3.1, 2.6.2 kernel, but happened with 2.4.20 too. No xmms running.


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