[arch-general] Skype locks up my system, not even sysrq keys work

Victor Silva vfbsilva at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 17:30:47 EDT 2012

2012/7/23 SanskritFritz <sanskritfritz at gmail.com>

> When I do a videochat in skype, the whole system freezes after a
> while. This while can be a couple to 10+ minutes. The system locks up
> usually when I start or close some other apps in the background. When
> it happens the screen doesnt change anymore, and the sound stutters
> the last half second over and over again.
> Nothing helps, not even the magic sysrq keys (REISUB), which otherwise
> do work (tested it).
> I suspect this could be a result of a new videocard in the system (the
> problem started around that time, when I swapped the old GeForce 7300
> GS to a new 8600 GT), but everything else works flawlessly, 3D games,
> movies, compiz, everything, except skype. Is it possible that a
> hardware problem causes a problem of this magnitude only with skype?
> I couldn't find anything in the logfiles after reboot. There is no
> overheating of the nvidia card or cpu, I constantly check it with
> conky.
> Later I'm going to switch back to the old videocard, and test, to see
> if it is hardware related.
> Please help me to find the problem if software related.
> Cheers
> SanskritFritz

Any hint from /var/log/errors? Else any hint from calling skype from a
terminal and observing tty output?


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