System hang under F16

John Wendel jwendel10 at
Sat Nov 19 04:46:23 UTC 2011

On 11/18/2011 04:18 PM, Deron Meranda wrote:
>>> today, twice, the system has hung completely as I opened a
>>> new window. The new window was different on the two occasions;
> I have no idea if it is related, but twice with F16 I've had Gnome
> completely lock up. The mouse pointer would move, but otherwise the
> screen was completely unresponsive, not even any of the keyboard hot
> keys would work (Alt-F*, ctrl-alt-del, etc).
> However the OS was still running, and I could ssh in from another
> machine. After killing the gnome session processes everything would be
> okay, no reboot needed.
> When it locked it up I was usually "playing" pretty hard with the
> gnome interface, opening and closing windows quickly, etc.  I do use
> emacs, but none of my lockups involved interaction with any emacs
> windows.
> Using gnome-shell-3.2.1-2.fc16.x86_64
I've had a few gnome-shell hangs with f16. In all cases, 
ctrl-alt-backspace worked to kill it and it then restarted.



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