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Linux freezes

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?>

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bryanchellen
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enyamadaCommented:

Hi,

Try

chkconfig --level 12345 synaptics off

hth
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bryanchellenAuthor Commented:
unknow service
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enyamadaCommented:
Try then chkconfig --list and post the result.
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bryanchellenAuthor Commented:
I have now notices this only happens if i unplug my USB Wireless Dongle in the side!

Whats the procedure for doing this???

Thanks
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bryanchellenAuthor Commented:
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!

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bryanchellenAuthor Commented:
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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nedvisCommented:
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 )

or

/sbin/chkconfig --level 2345 synaptics off


good luck
nedvis
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bryanchellenAuthor Commented:
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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pjedmondCommented:
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.

Type:

dmesg

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

Try:

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:

top

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.

HTH:)
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