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phantom_cyph 03-04-2007 06:03 PM

Bsod
 
Does Linux have it's version of the Blue Screen of Death? Just wondering...

frob23 03-04-2007 06:05 PM

It's called a kernel panic. And, although very rare, is a very unpleasant thing when it happens.

phantom_cyph 03-04-2007 06:40 PM

sounds pleasant...

stan.distortion 03-04-2007 06:48 PM

has a nice screen saver with a wide variety too :) great for scaring the crap out of you when you forget about it
cheers,
stan

easuter 03-04-2007 06:51 PM

They are not pleasant....

Anyway, you won't get them for no reason like in Windows.
Things like compiling your own kernel incorrectly, using bad quality modules (3rd party of course) could cause a kernel panic.

phantom_cyph 03-04-2007 07:04 PM

OH-you mean you actually have an error when it happens? I was thinking of XP that give an 'unknown error' whenever it darn well feels like.

(thats a d-a-r-n)

dasy2k1 03-05-2007 04:08 AM

the only times i seem to get kernel panics are when my grub config or simalliar is currupt or tries to boot somthing that isnt there anymore...

something like

KERNEL PANIC!:
tried to kill init
not syncing!

and the caps lock and scroll lock lights flash hypnoticly

rohit.tanu 02-17-2009 03:14 PM

How can we manually create the blue screen of death in linux? please answer if anybody knows....

uhcafigdc 02-17-2009 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rohit.tanu (Post 3447345)
How can we manually create the blue screen of death in linux? please answer if anybody knows....

I remember there being a screen saver...

edit: someone mentioned this above

Jeebizz 02-18-2009 06:09 PM

Speaking of BSOD as a screensaver; this is the BSOD screensaver for Windows. It makes calls to ntoskernel and puts up a BSOD but is actually simulated. It cycles through the boot screen then outputs a BSOD.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897558.aspx


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