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Old 01-03-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
Jose Muņiz
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Computer Crashing - Viewing logs


Every day I wake up, I turn on my monitor to realize the screesaver is paralized. The computer will not respond to either the mouse or the keyboard. The only way I can solve this is rebooting.

I am not sure if this is a hardware problem or some problem with Linux. Is there any log I can check to see what were the errors? I checked /var/logs/message (or messages, I don't remember).

However, I do not feel there is anything there that can guide me. Am I looking on the correct track?

I appreciate your attention.

P.S. I don't have any other OS installed but Red Hat Linux 9, so there is no way I can leave that computer running other OS at night to check
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
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nVidia graphics card? :)


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Old 01-03-2004, 05:17 PM   #3
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Funilly enough, the reason I switched to Linux, among others, was because my computer would just spontaneously freeze sometimes for no reason -- I thought it was a Windows 98 thing, so I installed Linux and the same thing continued to happen... I'm still on Linux now because it at least fixed all the other problems I was having, and I like it and enjoy using it now. So, maybe it's an OS-independent thing, maybe it isn't.. I'm not exactly sure what logs you could check though.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 07:31 PM   #4
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Well.. yes I have an nVidia card. Is that bad?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 07:54 PM   #5
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check the manpage on syslogd
and your config file for the same.

that will tell you where all your logs are going

all of mine go to tty6 and a file...
 
  


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