due to compositing, probably ... Re: KDE 4.3 freezes too often now

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 17 18:33:43 BST 2009

On Monday 17 August 2009 17:04:52 Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> On 08/17/2009 06:55 PM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Monday 17 August 2009 15:43:39 Guido Pinkernell wrote:
> >>> How about
> >>> "Raising Elephants"?:
> >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key#.22Raising_Elephants.22_mn
> >>>em on ic_device
> >>
> >> Yes. Thanks a lot, Dotan. I didn't know about this. Very useful indeed!
> >
> > So how do you use that, if, as you say, the keyboard doesn't respond?
> SysRq is hardwired into the kernel.  If the kernel didn't panic, SysRq
> still works even if X stopped processing keyboard events.  And from the
> sound of it, the kernel did not panic in this case since the mouse still
> moves, so the kernel must be running.
Interesting, because (some months back) I have been in the same situation and 
tried the SysRq 'magic keys', just in case, but without success.

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