I`ve experienced these things twice on my Arch already. I don`t know if it`s just a hardware failure.
During my multitask job on Arch suddenly the music from Amarok choked and I`ve lost keyboard and touchpad control.
Jun 13 01:56:22 skywalker psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 5 bytes away. Jun 13 01:56:23 skywalker psmouse.c: resync failed, issuing reconnect request Jun 13 01:59:59 skywalker syslog-ng: syslog-ng starting up; version='2.0.9' Jun 13 01:59:59 skywalker Linux version 2.6.25-ARCH (root@architect) (gcc version 4.3.0 (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri May 16 14:52:43 CEST 2008
The worst thing is that after forced shutdown even BIOS couldn`t get up. After few shutdowns I`ve decided to unplug and plug the power wire again (I`m using my laptop without a battery) and just then BIOS responded.
However alarming accident.
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