Linux lockup

Byron Clark byron.clark at
Mon Mar 26 13:22:46 MDT 2007

On 3/26/07, Brian Hawkins <brianhks at> wrote:
> I've ran a memtest for over 9 hours and that is fine.  The system seems
> to run pretty cool.  It doesn't lock up when I'm really pushing it.  The
> lock ups tend to be random, like I'll go to click the back button while
> surfing the internet and wham!.  It is a total lockup too.  I cannot
> even ssh to the box from another machine when it happens.

Just a wild guess, but what kind of video card does this computer
have?  I've seen very similar behavior when using Savage based video
cards.  The following line in xorg.conf fixes the problem:

Option "ShadowStatus" "on"

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