Alarming number of users getting hardlocks with Wine

Scott Ritchie scott at
Thu May 24 13:19:23 CDT 2007

Reading the Ubuntu forums, I've noticed quite a few reports from users
complaining about Wine deadlocking their system - keyboard unresponsive,
with no solution but to restart the entire computer.

Sometimes users report this problem after running ANY Wine process -
even winecfg.

I'm not sure what's causing the issue.  At first I thought it was a
hardware thing (perhaps ATI's infamously terribly drivers), but would
that still prevent winecfg from working?  Wine is a user-level process,
it shouldn't be able to cause a hardlock under any circumstances, right?

Anyone else seen these kinds of reports?

Scott Ritchie

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