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Old 03-04-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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Bsod


Does Linux have it's version of the Blue Screen of Death? Just wondering...
 
Old 03-04-2007, 06:05 PM   #2
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It's called a kernel panic. And, although very rare, is a very unpleasant thing when it happens.
 
Old 03-04-2007, 06:40 PM   #3
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sounds pleasant...
 
Old 03-04-2007, 06:48 PM   #4
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has a nice screen saver with a wide variety too great for scaring the crap out of you when you forget about it
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:51 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 03-04-2007, 07:04 PM   #6
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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)
 
Old 03-05-2007, 04:08 AM   #7
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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
 
Old 02-17-2009, 03:14 PM   #8
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How can we manually create the blue screen of death in linux? please answer if anybody knows....
 
Old 02-17-2009, 03:48 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rohit.tanu View Post
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

Last edited by uhcafigdc; 02-17-2009 at 03:50 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 06:09 PM   #10
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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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