speaking of freeze:::
I have seen a tooltip on the taskbar icons literally stop/freeze a desktop process such as
Sometimes getting rid of the tooltip requires (get this) unplugging/replugging my flash
Sometimes hitting the keys Ctrl-Alt does the trick.
Other wise power down/up!
All this began with F9/KDE 4.0.5
Sometimes the tooltip flashes!
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 10:21:44 -0600
Subject: Re: Fedora 9 Freeze At Login
On 2-Sep-08, at 8:55 AM, Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
> On 9/2/08, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> Kyle Lanigan wrote:
>>>>>> Have you tried logging in in text mode?
>>>> Earlier you might have been able to enter text mode by Ctrl-Alt-F1,
>>>> or alternatively by using something like Knoppix to edit /etc/
>>>> and change id:5 to id:3 .
>>> The Live CD works amazingly fine on my computer.
>>> If possible, could you give an in-depth instruction on what to do
>>> the ID:5 change to ID:3?
>> Firstly, I'm no Fedora guru, and the other Tim is much more likely
>> than me
>> to have the correct diagnosis.
>> It is just that if the system freezes in this sort of way,
>> my first step would be to eliminate problems with X by running in
>> One way to do this is to edit /etc/inittab, and change the line
>> This line in inittab determines which mode linux boots into.
> I had to do exactly that cause after install, when I tried to log in,
> my system froze. In my case there is something wrong trying to boot
> into X mode directly. If I boot in runlevel 3 and then startx, I have
> no problems.
> However, if I kill the X server (or normal logout) and then try to
> start it up again with startx, the system hangs up again (can't kill X
> server, the kernel doesn't seem to catch the ACPI events when I push
> the switch off button...)
> Kyle, do you see any unexpected image after typing your name and
> password, some bizarre screen or is it just a clear frozen image of
> your desktop?
Yea, it's just a clear image the desktop background while mouse,
keyboard and everything else just sits frozen there.
I'm gonna give a go to some of the other suggestions to see if that
lets Fedora run.
>> The trouble is, if the system is not working it is not clear
>> how you can edit this file.
>> My suggestion was to use Knoppix.
>> (But the Fedora Live CD can probably be used in the same way.)
>> Knoppix allows you to mount your Fedora partitions
>> while Linux is running on the CD.
>> This lets you edit files in your Fedora setup.
>> Timothy Murphy
>> e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
>> tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
>> s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
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