X goes blank with SAK SysRq
Raghavendra D Prabhu
raghu.prabhu13 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 14:27:09 PST 2012
When Ctrl-Alt-Bksp (with zapping) fails to resolve my
hang, recently I read about SAK which also works as killing all
on current console, and it is invoked as Alt-SysRq-K .
However, I noticed that invoking it with X running puts the whole system
into an unknown state -- blank screen on both monitors with my dual
setup -- to be resolved only through REISUB SysRq combination.
I tried SAK without X running and it works fine with getty
respawing. With X running however it goes into above state,
unresolvable without a hard reset or REISUB.
So, is anyone else facing this ? I am running with following
X.Org X Server 1.11.3
Release Date: 2011-12-16
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 3.1.5-1-ARCH x86_64
Current Operating System: Linux Xye 3.2.0-rc7-VYX #142 SMP
PREEMPT Thu Jan 5 19:18:50 IST 2012 x86_64
Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda6 ro quiet vga=773
devtmpfs.mount=on acpi_osi=Linux intel_iommu=off
Build Date: 17 December 2011 09:17:41AM
Current version of pixman: 0.24.0
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Also, the graphics driver is nvidia 295.09.
There is another way to resolve hung X ie with SysRq-E but it
kills all processes (even daemons) except init which I don't want.
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