Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause

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Date: Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 4:12 pm

Just had another lockup, a hard one (not even the mouse pointer would
move) In addition (and this always happens, I forgot to mention it), the
audio in the sound buffer at the time of the lock-up will loop over and
over again making a sort of jack-hammer noise depending on what was in
there at the time.

This time, I had no proprietary Nvidia driver going, so that's
eliminated as the cause. Unfortunately, I didn't ping the machine
because it suddenly occurred to me that I'd never tried to ping the
machine when it was working, so any result might be meaningless. I'll be
sure to capture that baseline today.

The other things I've eliminated is Flash playback, as this happened
when I was playing back a long mp3 (a BBC podcast) in Totem. One other
pattern I've noticed is that these hangs always happen when I'm playing
back something with audio. I guess the next logical test is to go a week
or so without playing anything and see what happens.

So, I think it has to be the sound card. Whether it's a driver issue or
a hardware issue remains to be seen.

You can consider this email an angry rant more than anything, I suppose.
:-/ Thanks for the help.

-- Darren
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[LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Darren Landrum, (Fri May 22, 3:59 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Ricardus Vincente, (Tue Jun 9, 9:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Darren Landrum, (Fri May 22, 4:06 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Loki Davison, (Sun May 24, 11:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, James Cameron, (Fri May 22, 4:16 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Darren Landrum, (Fri May 22, 4:35 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, James Cameron, (Fri May 22, 5:08 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Darren Landrum, (Fri May 22, 5:21 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Nick Copeland, (Fri May 22, 1:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Fri May 22, 1:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Darren Landrum, (Sat May 23, 4:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Ken Restivo, (Mon May 25, 1:41 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Ken Restivo, (Mon May 25, 6:24 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, James Cameron, (Mon May 25, 5:15 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, drew Roberts, (Sat May 23, 6:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Darren Landrum, (Sat May 23, 8:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Pieter Palmers, (Sat May 23, 9:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Darren Landrum, (Sat May 23, 10:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Eric Steinberg, (Sat May 23, 11:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, david, (Sat May 23, 11:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Darren Landrum, (Sun May 24, 1:50 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Ken Restivo, (Mon May 25, 1:44 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, James Cameron, (Sun May 24, 2:24 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Darren Landrum, (Sun May 24, 2:42 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, James Cameron, (Sun May 24, 11:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Folderol, (Sun May 24, 6:31 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Ken Restivo, (Mon May 25, 1:45 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Darren Landrum, (Mon May 25, 2:15 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Darren Landrum, (Sat May 23, 9:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, david, (Sat May 23, 10:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups plus MOTU UltrLite Mk3, Norval Watson, (Sat May 23, 9:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Cedric Roux, (Sat May 23, 6:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Justin Smith, (Fri May 22, 1:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Gerhard Zintel, (Fri May 22, 9:46 am)
Re: [LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause, Darren Landrum, (Fri May 22, 11:41 am)