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Old 02-22-2008, 09:10 AM   #1
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how to find out the reason for a system crash


I am running OpenSuse 10.3 and it crashes regularly. What tools are available to find out the reason? What should I look for in system logs? I guess that the reason is a driver? How can I check whether a kernel module caused the system crashes?

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Old 02-22-2008, 09:15 AM   #2
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Does the whole system go down or just your desktop? You could take a look in your .xsession-errors file if it's your desktop.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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Cool how to find out the reason for a system crash

It also can became unstable when you,re packages dependencies is not correct you can check it using yast > software management there is box
called check



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Old 02-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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The whole system crashes. It crashed during installation a few hours ago. It is not a package issue. I still don't have a clue what's wrong.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 03:44 PM   #5
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Some error messages (if available) would help. Is the system totally unresponsive?
 
Old 02-22-2008, 04:07 PM   #6
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There might be some info in /var/log/messages or /var/log/syslog - it depends on how the crash is happening. If it happens regularly you could try running top in a terminal window and keep an eye on what is happening. The sysstat utilities might let you see if there are high loads on your system (CPU, RAM, IO, etc.) prior to the crash.

Also, are you getting hardware warnings for anything (temperature, etc.) in your BIOS? Have you run something like memtest from the system rescue cd to check your memory?
 
Old 02-24-2008, 07:10 AM   #7
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Yes the system is totally unresponsive on crash.

I turned off the APIC from the BIOS and it hasn't crashed until now. I guess that was the problem.

Thank you for your posts.
 
  


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