In order to recover from a frozen session...
The keyboard is evidently locked and the Display is frozen and the mouse can move
but clicking on anything has no effect.
I don't know if it is coincidence or not but I recently discovered that I could suspend to
memory in Fedora 11 on my Centrino based HPDV4000 system.
When I first installed Fedora 11, suspending worked but waking up did *not*. I guess
some recent patches made the power manager a little smarter. There are still some
The screen saver and suspend work one time after a reboot, subsequently the
screen saver does not come on, the screen blanks ( but the backlight stays on) and
the system does not suspend.
I got around this problem by writing a tcl daemon that watches the interrupts and if
no activity ( keypress, mouse movement, or touchpad action) occurs in a suitable
interval it will call /usr/sbin/pm-suspend.
This seems to work fairly well but I have been getting several interface freezes a day...
I can ssh into the laptop from another machine but I don't seem to be able to kill and restart
the gnome session ( other than issuing a reboot command from the ssh session).
Is it possible to get a new session started without a reboot?