Re: Kernel lockups with 2.0.3x

Andi Kleen (
26 Jul 1998 02:26:08 +0200

Andi Kleen <> writes:

> "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.

Sorry. Ignore that. I somehow thought you were refering to a 2.1 kernel,
but on 2.0.35 that's not the fact of course.


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