[PD] pd running fine, then unexpectedly freezing on ubuntu

Chris McCormick chris at mccormick.cx
Thu Jul 26 07:58:18 CEST 2007

On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 07:51:12PM -0400, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jul 2007, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> >Which version?  I just installed Ubuntu Studio, and have played with Pd 
> >only a bit so far.  I definitely haven't seen anything like that.  If the 
> >whole thing is freezing, then it's very unlikely to Pd's fault, since the 
> >OS will prevent programs that kind of access.
> Not true... I got sudden freezes (presumably kernel panics, but could not 
> see any error messages) while just trying out GEM's DV camera support code 
> transplanted into GF. I wasn't in suid root not root login, just plain 
> user. That was in 2006 with some distro dated >= 2004. This is just 
> an anecdote, but this isn't something so unlikely, because it was a usual 
> kernel of a usual distro.

If you've ever heard kernel hackers discussing the deeper darker parts
of the Linux Kernel this would not suprise you! Here be dragons.

(Our only consolation is that it's slightly less likely to destroy
everything you love than those other popular operating systems).




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