[racket] DrRacket/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

From: Neil Toronto (neil.toronto at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Apr 27 17:30:17 EDT 2013

I've had this kind of thing happen on a system without a lot of RAM and 
a broken hard drive that took too long (sometimes forever) to respond to 
system calls. DrRacket uses a lot of memory, so it'll swap easily.

I don't remember which log you look in for errors like that. You might 
also try a fsck on the drive the swap space is on and see if it hangs or 
spits out I/O errors.

Neil ⊥

On 04/27/2013 03:02 PM, Robby Findler wrote:
> I'm not sure how to better communicate with ubuntu, but if you run
> drracket from a shell / terminal window then there might be some output
> in that window after the crash happens that might be a hint.
> Robby
> On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Patrick King <slowthought at gmail.com
> <mailto:slowthought at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     New to modern Linux, screwing up Racket for far too long...
>     DrRacket is hanging repeatedly for me under Ubuntu... the screen
>     will darken and the program will become unresponsive. It eventually
>     dies, Ubuntu tries to report the problem, and fails.
>     FWIW, Firefox often exhibits similar behaviour when I'm on GMail
>     trying to tell you of my troubles, but Ubuntu's reporting tools seem
>     to work better.
>     Hints?
>     TIA, Pat
>     PS Life under Ubuntu is still far better than life under Windows,
>     but I suspect my root problem is a very crash prone Acer laptop.
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