problem with system freeze

Siju George at
Fri May 28 02:07:23 PDT 2010


There is a file 'x11-freeze.tgz' in my $HOME/crash.

Its contents and the story as in the README.txt in it is:

>cat README.txt

This archive contains the following files besides this README file.

-rw-r--r-- 1 hifxadm hifxadm   49962 2010-05-28 07:19 dmesg.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 hifxadm hifxadm   41483 2010-05-28 07:20 messages
-rw-r--r-- 1 hifxadm hifxadm   18269 2010-05-28 07:16 pkg_info.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root    root          0 2010-05-28 13:25 README.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root    root        542 2010-05-28 13:24 startx-error.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 hifxadm hifxadm    7606 2010-05-28 07:31 ttys.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 hifxadm hifxadm     189 2010-05-28 07:18 uname.txt
-rw------- 1 hifxadm hifxadm 5722112 2010-05-28 06:59 xdm.core-latest
-rw-r--r-- 1 hifxadm hifxadm 5722112 2010-05-28 07:37 xdm.core-oneDayb4latest

dmesg.txt:               ASCII C++ program text
messages:                ASCII English text
pkg_info.txt:            ASCII English text
README.txt:              ASCII text
startx-error.txt:        ASCII English text
ttys.txt:                ASCII English text
uname.txt:               ASCII text
xdm.core-latest:         ELF 32-bit LSB core file Intel 80386, version
1 (SYSV), SVR4-style, from 'xdm'
xdm.core-oneDayb4latest: ELF 32-bit LSB core file Intel 80386, version
1 (SYSV), SVR4-style, from 'xdm'

I was getting the freezes very often on X but it never core dumped again.
When the freeze happens I cannot even toggle the Num lock on the key board.
It gets stuck.

So I tried to get a core dump by pressing <ctrl><alt><esc> and it
dropped to ddb prompt but the keyboard
would not function for me to type 'call dumpsys' in the ddb prompt.

I then noticed a message on the console that xdm has core dumped.
I saw that there were many versions for /xdm.core

So I disabled xdm in /etc/ttys to see if the ststem would freeze on a
manual 'startx'.
But X wouldn't start. The error message is in "startx-error.txt"

Thanks :-)


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