hald causes periodic system freezes
|||Ubuntu EeePC Kernel||
I've got a Asus EEE PC 900 on which I have installed the newest Ubuntu (8.10). To make the hardware work I had set up a few optimizations, one of these is the EEE-PC-optimized kernel by Adam.
Now to the bug:
-Description: The system produces periodic freezes every few seconds (about every 10 sec). During this freeze it completely hangs for a part of second. So if you listen to an MP3 or watch a movie there is a VERY annoying break every few seconds. Even during normal web-browsing this freeze is clearly noticeable.
-Supposed cause: After hours of searching the Internet and looking for a reason on my EEE I think I've finally found the process which causes this trouble: It's hald. The system monitor showed me this process for a really short time on the top of the list (system usage). But this was the first and (until now) the last time it could reach the top of the list (I suppose the time of height system usage of hald is mostly much to short to be even shown by a prog like top). After I've killed hald the freeze was gone, but hald's functionality unfortunately too...
Hope this description helps to find and destroy this annoying bug!
Thanks a lot in advance! You are doing great work!