[nSLUG] X freeze, odd error mssg (kernel panic?)
mspencer at tallships.ca
Wed Aug 28 18:45:24 ADT 2013
Here's an odd one:
Left unattended, off line, running Slackware 11 + X + twm, box was
frozen when I returned to it: No response to mouse or keyboard,
"host unreachable" when attempting telnet from another box.
Caps Lock and Scroll Lock LEDs were blinking steadily.
Reboot with Big Red  Switch. The last entries in syslog before
the reboot was:
Aug 28 13:11:30 [Last entry for other stuff that worked okay]
Aug 28 13:53:00 nudel pppd: Cannot determine ethernet address
for proxy ARP
Aug 28 15:33:27 nudel syslogd: recvfrom UNIX: Sncket opdration on
Aug 28 17:50:24 [Reboot, proceeds normally]
Note odd typo made by "UNIX", Sncket opdration
The Xorg log from the frozen session ends:
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional
(WW) I810(0): Successfully set original devices
(WW) I810(0): Setting the original video mode instead of re
Yes, seems to end in media res at "...of re".
grep doesn't find "Sncket" anywhere in the kernel source. Google
doesn't find any hits on "Sncket opdration". Various people have the
"Socket operation on non-socket" error when actually attempting socket
connections. Some have the same blinking LEDs at (failed) boot.
Any thoughts on what happened when I wasn't looking?
 Local values of "red". Power button on the computer, not
completely cold boot by powering off at the power bar switch.
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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