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Old 11-13-07, 11:29 PM   #7
rummage_bin
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Default Re: Random Lockups on Multi-CPU Systems

I have an HP dv6500z laptop (AMD turion dual core 64 with nvidia 7150 graphics/chipset running 32 bit version of Ubuntu 7.10.)

I had to install the "restricted driver" from nvidia and tweak xorg.conf in order to get the display to function at full resolution.

The computer screen will freeze up, including the cursor, and the caps_lock light will start blinking on and off.

Moving the mouse or typing something has no effect (the cursor stays frozen, the caps_lock continues to blink).

This will happen at random times, sometimes when the laptop is just sitting there unattended, and it always requires a power cycle to unfreeze.
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