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Re: [opensuse-factory] TW suddenly freezes: keyboard not responding
Il 08/07/2018 16:14, simonizor ha scritto:
On Sunday, July 8, 2018 1:58:20 PM CDT, Marco Calistri wrote:

From time to time since several months now, I noticed freezes on my TW:
suddenly system went unresponsive and I can't input anything by the

All the apps loaded keep working regularly but I can't input any command
by the keyboard.

Only mouse navigation through the windows is functional.

I red some reports on the Web that this is a common occurrence for Intel
i915 video cards which I'm using here on my Leonovo Z470, then I tried
to modify the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-intel.conf by changing former
AccellMethod parameter from *sna* to *uxa*, without any beneficial

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-intel.conf
Section "Device"
    Identifier "Intel Graphics"
    Driver "intel"
    Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"
    #Option "DRI" "3"
    #Option "TearFree" "true"

My grub default is like this:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash scsi_mod.use_blk_mq=1
intel_idle.max_cstate=1 resume=UUID=b0674d72-5b01-402b-8e0f-cf69170e6b05"

The only command that so far works to unlock the keyboard to me is to
send an HUP signal to agetty:

ps -ef|grep agetty
root     16419     1  0 13:32 tty1     00:00:00 /sbin/agetty -o -p -- \u
--noclear tty1 linux

sudo kill -HUP 16419

Does somebody faced similar issue and found a definitive solution?



I'm pretty sure I'm having the same problem.  I have an Intel i7 6700T
with an HD 530 GPU.  I have my accelmethod set to glamor with tear free
enabled also.  Probably about once a week-ish, my system will not accept
*any* keyboard input at all seemingly at random.

Sometimes I can press 'Ctrl + Alt', and then I'm able to use my keyboard
normally again.  Other times, that doesn't work and I have to hard
reboot.  I haven't tried killing agetty as you've shown, though.

Give it a try to "HUP agetty" to avoid the more drastic system reboot.
For a raw solution you can always add *nomodeset* to kernel to ignore
the Intel driver, but of course it will make you loose the graphical


Marco Calistri
Build: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20180704
Kernel: 4.17.2-2.gddde22d-default - Cinnamon 3.8.7

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