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Old 03-27-2004, 06:43 AM   #1
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Linux Freezes!


Ive got SuSE 9 Personal (that I really love) and Windows XP on one box!

And since I installed Linux, both OSes freeze , on boot, or when I do other stuff, and somethimes it also reboots without a reason!


Ive got a AMD XP 1700+ and my screen as got 60hz on 1027x768 pixel(I am writing this cause maybe the screen causes the problem) !


Please submit your thoughts and ideas, how I can solve this problem!


Thank you in advance!
 
Old 03-27-2004, 06:51 AM   #2
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Rebooting randomly sounds like a hardware problem to me...either with memory or with the motherboard. I have to say I'm inclined to think you have a dodgy stick of memory because I had a similar experience a couple of years ago.

If you have multiple sticks of RAM can you try running with one of them removed for a few days and see if it still freezes? Obviously try with each of them removed in turn. If it stops freezing then the stick currently missing is the culprit.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 07:43 AM   #3
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it could always be the kernel, for me linux wasn't overly reliable when i was using lnx-bbc in order to install to linux to a reiserfs partition, after i compiled my own kernel (configured for my system) it almost stopped (only had like 1 or 2 times were the console just stop working (didn't respond or do anything), altho those are rare and almost certainly a hardware problem (a Pentium pro machine, so for you its probably the kernel is not properly configured to work with your hardware, or the ram is dieing
 
Old 03-27-2004, 07:54 AM   #4
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Just a thought, but check the CPU fan as well. AMD's tend to run pretty hot. I had a flaky fan once (it had a tendancy to run slow) and the computer used to freeze and/or reboot. Like I said, it's just a thought and maybe worth checking out.

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Old 03-27-2004, 08:31 AM   #5
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Well, I checked, Ive got a VIA Tech. SDRAM Ram (VT8361) with 128MB.

And, it only Reboots SOMETIMES, which means, only 9% of the "fuck-Ups" is a reboot...The real problem is, that it freezes...I can do nothin beside powering off the power supply!


That is a mess!!
 
Old 03-27-2004, 08:40 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by SciYro
it could always be the kernel, for me linux wasn't overly reliable when i was using lnx-bbc in order to install to linux to a reiserfs partition, after i compiled my own kernel (configured for my system) it almost stopped (only had like 1 or 2 times were the console just stop working (didn't respond or do anything), altho those are rare and almost certainly a hardware problem (a Pentium pro machine, so for you its probably the kernel is not properly configured to work with your hardware, or the ram is dieing
No because he said XP also has the problem...the linux kernel isn't going to affect that.
 
  


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