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Date:      Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:26:29 +0100
From:      Christoph Sold <so@server.i-clue.de>
To:        seanw@gosmalltalk.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: freebsd 4.2 freezes on my box
Message-ID:  <3A94E955.87A261FA@i-clue.de>
References:  <000201c09ca5$e990ed20$049e92d0@xtdl.com>

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Sean Glazier schrieb:
> 
> I have a PII 266 with 256 ram that I have installed freebsd on.
> 
> I installed Xfree86 and am running kde. if I run kvt the box freezes
> entirely. you can't so much as telnet to the box. it is completely hung.
> there is nothing in the messages file either about a panic or problem.
> 
> anyone have any idea about what causes this. I can also be running other
> applications and it will hang such as vi or the compiler or anything. I
> think it is a kernel problem but it could be related to the X server as
> well.
> 
> Since I saw no report of it I submitted a problem report.
> uname -a reveals
> 
> FreeBSD passion.xtdl.com 4.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.2-RELEASE #0: Mon Nov 20
> 13:02:55
>  GMT 2000     jkh@bento.FreeBSD.org:/usr/src/sys/compile/GENERIC  i386
> 
> so I have the default generic kernel. Is there something I have to play with
> to get it working.

Since it is xvt which makes problems, I suggest,

1) xterm as workaround

2) cvsup to 4.2-Stable

3) compile KDE 1.1 from the ports. IMHO KDE 2 is still unstable.

HTH
-Christoph Sold

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