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Old 04-23-2007, 10:10 PM   #1
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Fedora core 6 freezing


Hi there folks !

I've been having some troubles with my fedora core 6, it just freezes at random times. The last message in /var/log/message is

Apr 23 21:57:49 localhost automount[2346]: create_udp_client: hostname lookup failed: No such process
Apr 23 21:57:49 localhost automount[2346]: create_tcp_client: hostname lookup failed: No such process
Apr 23 21:57:49 localhost automount[2346]: lookup_mount: exports lookup failed for .directory
Apr 23 21:57:49 localhost automount[2346]: create_udp_client: hostname lookup failed: No such process
Apr 23 21:57:49 localhost automount[2346]: create_tcp_client: hostname lookup failed: No such process
Apr 23 21:57:49 localhost automount[2346]: lookup_mount: exports lookup failed for .directory
Apr 23 21:57:50 localhost automount[2346]: create_udp_client: hostname lookup failed: No such process
Apr 23 21:57:51 localhost automount[2346]: create_tcp_client: hostname lookup failed: No such process
Apr 23 21:57:51 localhost automount[2346]: lookup_mount: exports lookup failed for .directory
Apr 23 21:57:51 localhost automount[2346]: create_udp_client: hostname lookup failed: No such process
Apr 23 21:57:51 localhost automount[2346]: create_tcp_client: hostname lookup failed: No such process
Apr 23 21:57:51 localhost automount[2346]: lookup_mount: exports lookup failed for .directory

Now I've seen another post with this kind of trouble but was related to the vmware or something... Anyone have an idea of what could that be ?

TIA,
Max.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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http://idiotfreeamerica.net/?p=66

Don't let the hostname fool you...this is a real post for that exact problem, complete with solution!

It's a bit of a read, however, so I'll cut to the chase:

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Originally Posted by idiotfreeamerica
So with incremental kernel improvements happening over at the Fedora camp, endless tinkering, wrestling, disc-burning, and cable-switching on my end, and Fedora 7 due in a few months, I finally got it running stable, if not completely rock-solid. Then on a whim I tried a hot-off-the-presses release of a previously-tested distro, Zenwalk. Brand-spanking-new 2.6.20 kernel, libata sorted out, solid support base (it’s a derivative of Slackware, which as far as I know is the oldest distribution of Linux still in development). Worst that can happen is nothing, right?

Hallelujah and praise be to Gordon, patron-saint of all that is microprocessor-based, the damn thing works. All the time. no exceptions.
According to that post, it's a hardware issue, in which case I'd upgrade the kernel to the latest available.

Wouldn't happen to be an Intel Core2Duo motherboard, would it?
 
Old 04-24-2007, 10:06 AM   #3
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No unfortunatly it's an old pentium 4 with an elitegroup board that I bought like 4-5 years ago... Maybe it's because my hardware is too old
If I change distro could it resolve the matter or all linux kernel are the same ?
 
Old 04-24-2007, 10:49 AM   #4
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No unfortunatly it's an old pentium 4 with an elitegroup board that I bought like 4-5 years ago... Maybe it's because my hardware is too old
If I change distro could it resolve the matter or all linux kernel are the same ?
The Linux kernel is an amazing piece of software...it can be "customized" numerous different ways. Many distros patch the vanilla kernel before configuring and compiling, and I'm sure they configure differently...so yeah, it's *possible* that switching distros could "fix" the problem, but it's not guaranteed.

My suggestion would be to test out LiveCD's from a couple of different distros and see if you can find one that you like that doesn't give you this problem. Then, once you've found one, check out the kernel config, modprobe to see what kernel modules are loaded, etc...(many LiveCD's run a very generic kernel that might differ slightly from the actual kernel of the install CD). Knoppix has a reputation for supporting a lot of hardware, and you can install it as a disk image that autodetects hardware the same as the LiveCD.
 
  


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