Linux freezes

Posted on 2006-06-06
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
Hi im running linux in runlevel 3

Now when i end the Current KDE Session it freeses at

synaptics deviceOff called

I can control - c back to promt but it getting annoying

Can anyone help please?>

Question by:bryanchellen
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    chkconfig --level 12345 synaptics off


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    unknow service
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    Try then chkconfig --list and post the result.

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    Author Comment

    I have now notices this only happens if i unplug my USB Wireless Dongle in the side!

    Whats the procedure for doing this???


    Author Comment

    ok i have tried modprobe -r zd1211

    it seemed to work but it still freezes!

    It does not freeze if the usb dongle is in and up!


    Author Comment

    This is what it says in the log messages

    Jun  6 16:16:13 chrislap su: (to root) cleonard on /dev/pts/1
    Jun  6 16:16:23 chrislap kernel: zd1211:USB ST Code = -71
    Jun  6 16:16:23 chrislap kernel: usb 2-7: USB disconnect, address 2
    Jun  6 16:16:23 chrislap kernel: zd1211_disconnect
    Jun  6 16:16:23 chrislap ifdown:     wlan0
    Jun  6 16:16:23 chrislap ifdown: Interface not available and no configuration found.

    How do i stop this happening?
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    Expert Comment

    synaptics is laptop touchpad  device driver and if you're using SuSE on desktop PC you can disable or even better delete or uninstall driver and service using YAST software manager .

    open console terminal windows  login as superuser ( su ) type password and then type

    /sbin/service synaptics stop      ( to stop the service deamon)

    and then

    /sbin/chkconfig --del synaptics   ( to delete entry )


    /sbin/chkconfig --level 2345 synaptics off

    good luck

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the help

    BUT now it does not look like its actually that thats making it crash for a start if i press control + c it gets me to prompt and its happeing randomly!

    How do you troubleshoot in linux

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    Accepted Solution

    Troubleshooting in Linux:

    You are in run level 3, in which case try Ctl-Alt-F1,F2,F3 etc give you alternative consoles. You may find that one of them is error output.



    This will give you a log from the boot process - any hardware devices producing errors?


    tail -f /var/log/...filenames

    There are logs for almost everything here. (This is the default for RH based distros - your log files may be elsewhere).

    When it freezes...try ctrl-alt-F (another console) Can you log in? Once logged in:


    ps -aef

    Any processes using too much cpu? Which process is 'frozen'?...then look at the log files associuated with that process.

    Just a few ideas about where to look.


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