Quasi-freezes in F16

Beartooth beartooth at comcast.net
Fri Nov 25 18:58:09 UTC 2011

	At odd intervals (measured in quarter-hours, I think), F16 with 
either Gnome or xfce will act up as follows.

	The cursor remains visible, and moves according to the mouse; and 
the eyes in panels follow it. But clicking, anywhere, right or left, does 
nothing. Sometimes, if the focus is at the prompt on a terminal, that 
will take input. Sometimes Ctrl-Alt-Bksp will bring a fresh login screen; 
sometimes not. Sometimes Ctrl-Alt-Del will reboot; sometimes not, and 
only the reset button (if any) has an effect.

	Incidentally, the machine I still have F16 on gets an error 
message on boot saying it has to use backup mode, or whatever it's 
called, and can't do full Gnome 3. 

Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.

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