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Old 10-23-09, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default urxvt + ncurses causes machine to hang

I have a problem in Archlinux where using ncurses apps like alsamixer or vitetris in urxvt cause the machine to hang. The hang is total - no ping, no magic sysrq. I don't get the same problem in other terminals like xterm or xfce4's terminal.

I've tried using strace/ltrace after remounting the root FS sync, but there's nothing obvious. The crash seems to occur while writing escape codes to the terminal AFAICT. I also tried using netconsole, but I can't get anything from the kernel before the crash at all.

Since I've also had a couple of occasions lately where just typing in urxvt has crashed X, it makes me wonder if this freeze is related to Xorg/Nvidia drivers/GPU, especially as the kernel seems to know nothing about it. Also, changing the xorg driver to "vesa" stops the crash happening.

Could such a specific combination really cause the driver to crash? Any idea how I can possibly debug this? There is nothing in the Xorg logs.

rxvt-unicode 9.06-3
kernel26 2.6.31.4-1
xorg-server 1.6.3.901-1
nvidia-beta 190.40-1

[Note, I was running the current stable release, nvidia 185.18.36-2 which showed the same problem, before someone suggested I try the RC]
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