Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 23 2007,00:53
This only happens if I'm running under a WM. I'm trying JWM today, but we've seen the issue many times with Fluxbox over the past few days. I can perform the same action with a shell only and can recover because the system stays receptive.
Let me describe one scenario. I'm downloading an album from <a href="www.jamendo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jamendo</a> and my wifi loses connection with the AP. I'm using rtorrent in a console window. When this happens I can't find any way to use the WM any more. Ctrl+Alt+Bksp doesn't work - navigating to another desktop with the keyboard shortcuts doesn't work.
At this point, the Caps Lock light is flashing on my laptop and so is what seems to be the Scroll Lock light. There's no way to recover, I have to power off the machine.
I'm already trying to figure out about the network connection drop, but this freezing situation is much more important now.
How can I track what is going wrong in the WM environment when this happens?
1) DSL v4.1, trad hd install
3) rtorrent downloading this.
We've had the same thing happen with Firefox running under Fluxbox. This rules out the WMs, the apps. We have two laptops... it happens on both. This rules out hardware. I bet the same thing would happen if I was running hardwired to ethernet if I disconnected the cable.