[debian] unexpected troubles
neiljerram at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 12 22:22:08 CEST 2009
Is this generally the best place for Debian questions? Or is
I've just installed Debian again, and am surprised to be experiencing
some low-level problems. Hopefully they are easily fixable.
As context, what I'm aiming at is:
- Debian - for the best available package management
- E17 + Illume - for Raster's keyboard, decent launcher and easy
switching between windows
- John Sullivan's fso-el - for performing phone functions from within Emacs.
I've installed e17, and the UI comes up as expected. I set an overall
scaling factor of 2, to make everything easier to read and press.
The problems I'm seeing now are:
- Load average unreasonably high. Right now, for example, my top says
"load average: 8.11, 8.13, 8.09". Yet CPU usage is only reaching
- Emacs never appears, yet can't be killed. E.g. I clicked on the
launcher icon for Emacs about an hour ago, and nothing has appeared
yet. "ps waux" shows that there is an emacs process:
root 1579 0.0 3.2 25700 3952 ? DNs 17:44 0:00 /usr/bin/emacs23
But "kill 1579" and "kill -9 1579" seem to have no effect on this.
- Battery not apparently charging. I'm using the USB lead from
another Linux computer, which successfully charges OM2009/Paroli and
SHR. But with Debian there is no + on the battery icon, and no orange
(or blue) light behind the power button.
- ssh (via USB) not working. The desktop end looks fine:
neil at arudy:~$ netstat -rn
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
192.168.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
192.168.11.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
0.0.0.0 192.168.11.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
neil at arudy:~$ ssh 192.168.0.202 -l root
ssh: connect to host 192.168.0.202 port 22: No route to host
- "shutdown -h now" doesn't work, and so I have no way of shutting
down cleanly. I get a message saying that the system is going down,
but then nothing else happens.
Can anyone see the cause(s) of these problems and suggest how to fix them?
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