Alarming number of users getting hardlocks with Wine

eAi eAi at
Thu May 24 17:20:52 CDT 2007

I've had deadlocks every time I've tried to play Half-Life (1) on the 
current Ubuntu and current WINE. Had to restart the computer each time.

Other programs seemed to be fine, but I imagine Half-Life is much more 
"intensive" than mIRC (for example).


Stefan Dösinger wrote:
> Hi
>> Wine is a user-level process,
>> it shouldn't be able to cause a hardlock under any circumstances, right?
> Correct.
> The operating system must prevent user level apps from locking the system. So 
> hard crashes are by definition NOT wine's bug.
> I think its not the kernel that crashes, rather the X server that fails to 
> process new input. Often sshing in works, then you can kill the Wine process 
> keeping the X server hostage or the X server itself and your system works 
> again. That doesn't help the average user of course.
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