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Old 01-27-2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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Is there a method to verify the sanity of Linux?


I wish I could have some tip on how can my current SuSE installation be certified to be OK. I explain. I am facing some hangs on my Notebook Compaq nx9010 with SuSE Eval 10.0. Sometimes the machine hangs during the boot (by the way it stops at a different point of the boot each time) and I have to power it off and on to reboot and it then boots OK. It also hangs during normal work. For example: it hanged several times while I had a terminal open as root (sudo su) and just moved the mouse while the hd light was on!
Is there a tool that does such a verification?
Thanks.
 
Old 01-27-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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Might be better if we could find a way to verify the sanity of Linux USERS...

Seriously, there are so many things that could cause your issue, that I doubt that any one tool will help.

First, please supply some system specs--processor, RAM, HD size, etc. For example, a machine with marginal RAM will do many things that you might not predict.

Second, does the computer work reliably with a different OS?

Third, if this gets solved by simply re-installing, it would not be the first time.
 
Old 01-27-2006, 08:39 PM   #3
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Might be better if we could find a way to verify the sanity of Linux USERS...

I am sure you are not saying that someone must be crazy to use Linux. Or, are you?!

Seriously, there are so many things that could cause your issue, that I doubt that any one tool will help.

That is exactly the reason why I need such a tool!!
One of the reason for Data Processing was just to provide means to human beings deal with the enormous quantity of data that was being generated by its activities!!


First, please supply some system specs--processor, RAM, HD size, etc. For example, a machine with marginal RAM will do many things that you might not predict.

RAM - 512MB
HD - 40GB
Processor - Mobile Intel Pentium 4 2.80GHz

If you need more information I could attach a file with it.


Second, does the computer work reliably with a different OS?

The other OS I have in this machine is WindowsXP and I switched to Linux as I was not willing to run the security risks so common in this system, but the main reason was to experiment with Linux!

Third, if this gets solved by simply re-installing, it would not be the first time.

I do not like the option of re-installing without knowing what was the cause. This should be the last resource.
Thanks again!
 
Old 01-28-2006, 12:43 AM   #4
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Have you taken a look at the Hardware Compatibility List for your laptop? You may find that other users have had similar problems/issues, but more importantly, they post how they resolved them. Poking around in the SuSE forum would also be a good idea.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 09:08 PM   #5
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Thanks!

Yes, my laptop is listed in the HCL.

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