Blue screen of death
chris.rouch at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 14:58:01 UTC 2010
On 27 July 2010 16:44, Alex <mysqlstudent at gmail.com> wrote:
> As if to say, "F"-you, the screen changed from my normal desktop, with
> Firefox, Azureus, a few terminals, and a few VMs running, to a solid
> blue screen with just the Fedora squiggly 'F' in the middle of the
> screen, and the whole computer locked up.
> Completely dead. Catatonic. Unresponsive. Nothing in the logs.
you could reboot, switch to a text console (e.g ctrl f2) have a look
in $HOME/.xsession-errors, though I've you've logged in again already
it's probably been overwritten. my guess would be that something
killed your X session. If you're running f13 and have an nvidia card,
then I've seen this too. The only way i got a working environment was
to switch to nouveau and disable 3d eye candy. Anything else caused
problems. (actually the f12 kernel + f13 nvidia rpms also worked on
f13, but I decided that was a backwards step) if you have other
hardware or are running f12 then this is something else (though
looking in .xsession-errors is still valid).
> What the hell happened?
> This is really aggravating, because it has been one problem after
that's kind of the point of fedora. if you want something stable, use
CentOS (or RHEL) or maybe an ubuntu variant. I think the benefits of a
cutting edge distro outweigh the drawbacks, but I agree that it is
very frustrating when something fundamental stops working.
> and I'm beginning to rethink my decision on this desktop.
> Ideas greatly appreciated.
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