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Old 04-03-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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Question Dual Boot XP-Fedora 6 crashes/reboots only when running Fedora


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Running FC6 i386 in GNOME with the same settings I had for the past week, and with no hardware or software changes in over a day (including package updates via yum), the computer has begun to randomly shut down during use while booted in Linux. This problem is not tied to the X server, I have deduced, as it occurs with no X server running in console mode, as well.

I originally suspected a hardware problem, as the power supply fan was making odd sounds while booting, but after running Windows XP SP2 for three days as a test, no similar issues have occured.

I manually approve all updates, and this problem started happening in a period of time where no updates had been recently installed. Or any other programs, for that matter.


It's happened 5 times consecutively.

Problem occurs whether or not X is running, so X and, by association, xorg.conf are unnecessary.

I use ATI fglrx 8.33 with X.Org 7.2. But, again, the same thing happens in bash with X killed.

There are no new daemons running. The only feasible cause of this problem is something having to do with software, because hardware changes haven't occured--I thought my power supply might be failing, but I have experienced no issues of this sort in Windows, leading me to believe it is some problem with the kernel or possibly with some daemon, but I cannot keep it booted long enough to test each individual one nor to compile a list of all that I have running at any given time.

I originally suspected a hardware problem, as the power supply fan was making odd sounds while booting, but after running Windows XP SP2 for three days as a test, no similar issues have occured.

I haven't the slightest, foggiest inkling of a clue as to the origin of this problem, because no changes seem to have motivated its occurance, and nor can I think of any reason for its existence.

Power managment settings have gone untampered with, and even minute settings like X server specifics and package updates have been executed with no effect. This issue arose out of nothing.

Any assistance as to this issue would be greatly appreciated, but this is all the information I can give you. There is no obvious reason this should be happening.
Does anyone here have any ideas as to the problem? I am a Debian person and know absolutely nothing about Fedora. I am posting this for someone else.
 
Old 04-04-2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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Send here the logs of your computer, especially at the moments right before the reboot.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 07:24 AM   #3
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Fedora 6 crashes/reboots

I have the same issue with a stand alone server. It appears the server does not even have time to update the log files since the crash is immediate and the reboot automatically starts. I tried even watching the system resources to see if I could locate a ram dump or a runaway process but no dice.

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Old 04-17-2007, 12:31 PM   #4
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Linuxera will tell u the right answer

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Old 04-20-2007, 10:16 PM   #5
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It appears that is was pcscd. I stopped the service and that corrected the issue but I am not sure what will need to be done for the users that need the pcscd running.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 06:49 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=rodschell]It appears that is was pcscd. I stopped the service and that corrected the issue but I am not sure what will need to be done for the users that need the pcscd running.

It is not pcscd.

It appears that the /var/log/messages file has no updated messages and only has ....
restart

It was hardware (ram) that was causing the error. Not bad ram but ram needing moved and reinstalled. RESOLVED

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