Re: MacVim possibly causing the machine to freeze
This is interesting.. Although I cannot help much to find the root
cause, I have experienced the same (or a similar) problem. I never
attributed it to MacVim though, I more suspected Virtue Desktops..
(possibly in a strange conjunction with Firefox, since quitting it
quite invariably kills Virtue forcing me to re-launch it).
I run Tiger (10.4.11 now, but the freeze has occurred rarely but for
many months). Same thing happens: *nothing* in the GUI is responsive,
save moving the pointer and closing the lid for sleep/wakeup. In my
case, no keyboard command has any effect either (not even
Cmd-Opt-Esc). Originally it seemed to happen when I Cmd-tabbed, but
I've since experienced it when e.g. activating/moving windows (any,
not specifically MacVim IIRC). It happens *very* rareley though --
sometimes weeks (maybe even months) apart.
I have also thought about a hardware problem (I have a 1 gen. MacBook
Pro), but the problem is maybe a bit too consistent and not bound to
e.g. pounding the keyboard at a location of a weak circuit.. ;] Note
also that I've always been able to ssh to my machine and e.g. do a
My very uninformed idea is that it *isn't* MacVim-related (as
mentioned above concerning Virtue, which does some surgery to the Dock
runtime I think); but I'll keep it in mind just in case I detect some
kind of pattern (and if it happens again I'll try ssh:ing and e.g.
kill:ing MacVim just to see what happens). If I weren't so addicted to
MacVim I'd run without it just to exclude it from possible suspects;
but I can't really let go of it right now.. ;)
I suspect telling this isn't much help at all, but perhaps someone may
recognize and realize something I cannot think of.
On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 6:43 PM, rphodges <rphodges@...> wrote:
> > Sorry about this very non-helpful reply...I wish there was more that I
> > could do... :-(
> > /Björn
> I didn't expect much. I figured I give it a shot anyway, hoping
> someone else experienced
> the problem. You might be on to something with your 10.5.2 idea.
> I've been changing
> things on this machine so frequently with Apple software updates and
> new applications
> I can't remember when the problems surfaced, if they did after a
> particular change. However, I think
> I'm going to start recording that information from now on. I'll let
> you know if I find anything.
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