At odd intervals (measured in quarter-hours, I think), F16 with
either Gnome or xfce will act up as follows.
The cursor remains visible, and moves according to the mouse; and
the eyes in panels follow it. But clicking, anywhere, right or left, does
nothing. Sometimes, if the focus is at the prompt on a terminal, that
will take input. Sometimes Ctrl-Alt-Bksp will bring a fresh login screen;
sometimes not. Sometimes Ctrl-Alt-Del will reboot; sometimes not, and
only the reset button (if any) has an effect.
Incidentally, the machine I still have F16 on gets an error
message on boot saying it has to use backup mode, or whatever it's
called, and can't do full Gnome 3.
Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.
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