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Old 11-16-2003, 01:39 AM   #1
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Linux keeps locking up!!!!


I have SuSE 9 pro with KDE 3.1, and just now a couple times it would get extremely slugish and unresponsive. I then logged out, which took forever and logged back in. This is a very fresh install, and it was doing this on my user name as well as root. I'm a Newbie, is there anything I might have screwed up that would make it do this?
 
Old 11-16-2003, 07:39 AM   #2
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What programs were you running when it happened? What was the last program you opened/used? What services are you running in the background? Did you have any cd's mounted?
When you logged out, did it respond faster in console mode?

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Old 11-16-2003, 12:23 PM   #3
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Type: top in a terminal and see if there are any apps. that are using too many reources. Let us know what they are if you are still having problems.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 12:27 PM   #4
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I am getting over a similar problem even as i type. Linux just keeps crashing and locking up on me. Did a "fsck" after rebooting (the computer told me too) found out I have about 5-6 bad blocks on my hard drive. I said interesting, rebooted, and the hard drive craped out on me. So now I am using my Windows Hard drive to buy a new one...

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Old 11-16-2003, 12:50 PM   #5
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Darn, that stinks! Good luck...
Siri Amrit
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:28 AM   #6
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I was trying to install the Nvidia driver in the konsole, and then it said there was a problem and I couldn't install it (I forget exactly what it said, I'll check it tonight when I get home), then the computer went haywire.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:55 AM   #7
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Oh, this one is easier than it looks. First take a few deep breaths.

Next hit ctr + alt + F1

that brings up a new session in Command Line.

Log in as root

Type "init 3"

This shuts down the X server, wait a few seconds and press enter. You should have a command line back again.

Next, do the driver install. It shoudl work this time.

Then go in and edit the XF86Config.

Do you know what to remove in the XF86Config?

Hope that helps. On a side note, I too have an FX 5200 aren't they wonderful cards? I absolutly love mine.

Mike
 
Old 11-18-2003, 10:05 AM   #8
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I don't know how to or what to edit in X86Config
 
Old 11-18-2003, 01:01 PM   #9
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=30

Just follow the part that talks about the XF86Config-4 file. Do the rest like Brother Michael said or follow the whole thing. Either way.

Later

 
Old 11-18-2003, 01:53 PM   #10
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ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...496/README.txt

Get to a stable computer and load up that link. Print out the first 10 pages, and follow the instructions they give you.

Here is what you need to know to edit the XF86Config:

to access it, after you have installed the driver, type in the following command
# vi /etc/X11

Then select the XF86Config file that has a -4 next to it (I think that is the correct one, it is a little different on Red Hat 9)

Alright VERY IMPORTANT!

You must follow the directions from nvidia precisely! delete and edit ONLY what they tell you!

Now how?

Some command that you will need to know to edit the thing,

Pushing "I" on your keyboard allows you to edit the file.

Pressing "Esc" takes you back into view mode.

in view mode pressing:

":qa!" abort vi without making changes.

":w" saves what you have done

":q" quits, use this after you have saved.

Hope that helps you! after that it really isnt that hard. Also check out the video card ram, if it doesnt say 128000 or something like that, go into insert mode "I" and put a "#" next to "Video memory" line and Xwindows will correct that for you automatically. Do that though only if it doesnt have 128 and a bunch of zeros or other numbers. (side story) I had a 2 meg card in my machine to install linux with, then i put the geforce in, and XF86Config said I still only had 2 meg memory, so I put a "#" (also referred to as a comment) and then X Windows fixed it for me.

Good luck and just so you know, I am no programmer myself, just a normal user, in fact programming scares me becuase I am bad at math, but I like computers and like learning about them. Believe me it is not as hard or as scary as it sounds, and after you do it, you'll say, gee was that all?

Mike
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:33 PM   #11
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I hate that vi thing. i downloaded and installed nano. Much easier.

If you follow the how to I linked to and the driver is good, no vi then either.

My .02c worth.

Later

 
Old 11-18-2003, 05:46 PM   #12
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ok, this all looks so confusing, but I'll try it :-)

Gotta take risks in order 2 learn ;-)
 
Old 11-18-2003, 07:44 PM   #13
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When I try and install the Nvidia driver, it says it doesn't recognize my kernel and it asks if it can download something off the nvidia website, but i have a dialup connection so it cant get to the site........
 
  


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