Re: Kernel lockups with 2.0.3x

Andi Kleen (
26 Jul 1998 02:17:27 +0200

"Mike A. Harris" <> writes:

> On Sun, 26 Jul 1998, Alan Cox wrote:
> The entire screen was shifted a random amount to either the left
> or the right (depending on how you look at it. The bottom 2
> inches went black, with the odd random colored pixels showing up
> here and there, in diagonal lines - not straight lines though,
> roughly diagonal, and equally spaced every so many cm on the
> screen at the bottom. A couple windows were only partially drawn
> on the screen (partially updated). The X cursor was on the
> desktop, but froze. My mouse and keyboard were totally dead. No
> LED's either... A couple other black patches were here and there
> on the screen.

The new console code sometimes tries to write a kernel message to the
screen when it shouldn't. This could be caused by this if your x
server/graphic card really does not like that.


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