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Old 09-09-2010, 01:27 AM   #1
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System hanging


I am using suse 9.1 installed longtime ago. It was working smoothly. But nowadays it is giving problem, while working it gets hanging I can't do anything Then i have to press reset button only. I checked 'df' commnd system is not full. Dono what went wrong with system I hav not even installed new software also. Can anybody tell me what mightbe wrong?

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Old 09-09-2010, 01:44 AM   #2
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Does it respond to Ctrl-Alt-F2? If only your X server is hung, then you might be able to use that key sequence to switch to another console and troubleshoot further. You could also try Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, which usually tries to kill only the X server. Otherwise, do your logs show any errors? Start with /var/log/messages.
 
Old 09-09-2010, 04:28 AM   #3
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I have tried to press ctrl-alt-f2. System is not taking any keys. I have do reset only. In log message I couldn't find any errors. Dono what is happening.
 
Old 09-09-2010, 04:33 AM   #4
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I would look for a hardware problem, like memory.
You could run memtest from a live CD.

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Old 09-09-2010, 04:40 AM   #5
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One more point, actually in my motherboard capacitor started to bulge. I have both windows XP & suse 9.1. While working on XP no problem appears. This hanging problem comes only when working on suse 9.1. I think If it is only hardware problem then for both xp & suse problem should come.
 
Old 09-09-2010, 04:58 AM   #6
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@repo Sorry if i am asking for more elaboration. you mentioned hardware problem, like memory. And you told to run memtest from a live CD. I didn't know how to do this Can you what it is?
 
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You can download the memtest.iso, and burn it to CD
Take a look at
http://www.memtest.org/
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html

However, there are linux live cd's with memtest included.

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Is this memtest is only for RAM test?
 
Old 09-09-2010, 02:36 PM   #9
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Is this memtest is only for RAM test?
Yes, only for RAM.

I would also take a look at the logs for any clues, located at /var/log/syslog and messages.

Did you do anything right before the hangs started ?

Do you happen to use the proprietary nvidia driver ?
 
Old 09-14-2010, 12:58 AM   #10
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If it is RAM problem, if am right booting also shouldn't happen rite. But my system boots correctly I can work also.
There is no sequence for hanging. System hangs some times while typing codes, or compiling codes, or whenever system is idle also. Also there is no particular time gap after booting.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 04:16 AM   #11
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Hey Hi,

Recently I was also facing the same problem in my rhel system and that is also in dual partition mode . So if you want you can try the things that I have used but I am not sure about the negative impacts of the solution and I am working to find a better solution to it.

What I found is in this type of situation it is the acpi which makes the system hang.

So u try to boot the system with kernel parameter "acpi=off".

That worked for me and now my system is working f9. Initially it used to hang after 15 mints of use and now its been 1 day I have implemented the solution and it's working f9..

I suggest you to try this.

If you have got any other solution in the mean time then please let us know as its already late.

Lastly sorry for the late reply ( actually I have joined the forum recently)
 
Old 09-14-2010, 05:04 AM   #12
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Hey Hi,

Recently I was also facing the same problem in my rhel system and that is also in dual partition mode . So if you want you can try the things that I have used but I am not sure about the negative impacts of the solution and I am working to find a better solution to it.

What I found is in this type of situation it is the acpi which makes the system hang.

So u try to boot the system with kernel parameter "acpi=off".

That worked for me and now my system is working f9. Initially it used to hang after 15 mints of use and now its been 1 day I have implemented the solution and it's working f9..

I suggest you to try this.

If you have got any other solution in the mean time then please let us know as its already late.

Lastly sorry for the late reply ( actually I have joined the forum recently)
 
Old 09-14-2010, 05:06 AM   #13
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But from past almost 2 years system was working fine. Why now acpi gives problem don't understand.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 05:09 AM   #14
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Did you do the memtest?

Kind regards
 
Old 09-14-2010, 06:14 AM   #15
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@repo one question If ram is problem how my windows working. Also linux also boots perfectly. If ram is the culprit problem should come while booting also know.
 
  


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