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Old 11-30-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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Random Lock up - Fedora 10


Hey all. Just installed Fedora 10 and it's seems to be all but perfect. The only exception is the random lock up. It seems to just freeze, mouse included, but if you leave it for a minute or 2 the mouse will start responding again but nothing else. I have to hard reset the machine.

I'm This > < close to switching entirely to Linux. If anyone can help me work out what causing this lock up you make week

Machine details:
Packard Bell Easynote MZ36
RAM = 1GB
GFX = ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M Series
DVD-RW = Matshita UJ-850D ATA Device
WIFI = Ralink Wireless LAN Card V2
NIC = Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
CPU = Intel T2080 CPU
Sounds = Realtek HD Audio

Linux is installed on the second partition with WinXP installed on the first.

Many Thanks
/mub
 
Old 11-30-2008, 11:48 AM   #2
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I once had a similar problem with an opensuse install. Everything would just freeze after 1-2 minutes. But in my case no matter how long I left it alone it never woke up.

I saw a similar problem in some opensuse forum and the solution was to burn another cd and reinstall. I thought it was weird but I gave it a try and it worked fine. Good luck! (keep us posted)
 
Old 11-30-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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Thanks nc3b, It's worth a try.


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Old 11-30-2008, 02:49 PM   #4
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This is interesting.... http://n2.nabble.com/F10-Crash-on-la...td1592768.html
My laptop uses an 200M graphics just like those guys.

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Old 11-30-2008, 02:58 PM   #5
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Please report your solution as I too am interested. Cheers
 
Old 11-30-2008, 03:45 PM   #6
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I've had the same problem as well. I also have a ATI 200M graphics card.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 04:08 PM   #7
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Anyone know which log file I should be looking in?

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Old 11-30-2008, 07:09 PM   #8
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I just made a new DVD to install from. Everything went very well. Minor difference; it gave 1064 packages this time but the first time it gave me 1072.

I let it do the software update thing rebooted and logged in all ok. Customised a few desktop settings then left it go to sleep. The screen saver came on, the screen dimmed, the screen went into powersave. Great!!

I left it for about an hour and it woke up. All seemed fine. I installed a short list of firefox pluggins and thought "I'll do a yipee it's working" post. but then it locked up. <pickyourownswareword>!!

So, is it firefox? a pluggin? I'll have to do some testing and come back. I vaguely remember something about firefox causing lockups months ago but I'm assuming it's been fixed. Wrong?

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