Re: Gnome desktop almost totally unresponsive in Jessie
- Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:29:31 -0800
- From: "James H. H. Lampert" <jamesl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Gnome desktop almost totally unresponsive in Jessie
On 11/8/17, 10:55 AM, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
The output of 'ps aux', 'iostat', and 'free -m' would help identify the
problem. Also, 'cat /proc/mdstat' if you have a RAID setup.
. . .
After a mostly-off-List discussion with Mr. Sanchez, I gave up and did a
"shutdown -r" on the system.
After a re-IPL, Gnome was back to gnormal, and everything else was back
up as well.
It's not like it's an AS/400, or even a state-of-the-art Linux box,
that's designed to run for years at a time without an IPL -- it's an old
Dell PowerEdge 400SC.
And I'd forgotten: it DOES have RAID: a hardware RAID controller with
two mirrored pairs on it.
No sign of damage to the mirrored pairs, but a full cold-start might be
necessary to be sure of that, if not an actual controller-level diagnostic.