Re: Kernel lockups with 2.0.3x

Mike A. Harris (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:35:03 -0400 (EDT)

On 26 Jul 1998, Andi Kleen 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.

Heheheh, I should have read this message before replying... ;o)

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