[olug] RH 7.3 froze up?!?!!?!

Timothy G. O'Brien irishmasms at netscape.net
Sun Jul 21 00:26:41 UTC 2002

Ok, the laptop was running RH 7.2 until Installfest, where I got a copy of the install CD's and fought through the upgrade. The specific kernel version I do not know, nor if I am running the crossover plugin.

Yes, I do have network connectivity to the laptop, and still have good link lights and traffic even though the GUI is frozen up. Never thought of telnetting to it though; never even thought I could. 

The link Chris Miller sent along (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/22137) seems similar, but does not have a good answer (yet).

Now, I was (and still am) having a sound issue, which developed when I upgraded to the new version of RH. I get a window that pops up & says 
“Informational – artsmessage”
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver 
device/dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device 

So, I just booted the laptop to RH and all is fine so far.... nice and frustrating. Any pointers to fix the sound problem & tshoot the lockup issue would be appreciated... I will purchase the first round of shots next time! lol

Mike Hostetler <thehaas at binary.net> wrote:

>Are you running the Crossover plugin? I've had something similar to this 
>happen to me with that. It had to do with the OSS sound drivers in the 
>2.4.18 kernel.
>If you don't have Crossover, but have sound configured, it may be a 
>place to start. Try booting with an alternative kernel.
>If you have another machine, and you can plug the network into the 
>laptop, have you tried telneting to it?
>just some random ideas. Some more info would be helpful, like -- has 
>this laptop ran Linux before? If so, what distro was it? What kernel was it?
>Timothy G. O'Brien wrote:
>>Well I just booted up my laptop to RH 7.3 - when it promptly froze up. I still have the KDE desktop, but can not get anything else or the cursor to move. 
>>How the hell do I shut it down, other than unplugging the power & battery?
>>Why would this happen? Any way to prevent it in the future?
>>Thanks from the Linux & RH 7.3 newbie....

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