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Old 05-21-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question SUSE 9.3 freeze every 5 mins ??


Hi !!
Good days, Dear Linux Community !!

I am having a problem my suse 9.3 pro freeze every 5 minus and due 10-30 secs and back to normal again !

Is it a hardware conflicts or errors ?

I tried fedora 3 before suse . same problem too.



my mouse curser,keyboard num lock led freezes when it happen !


via p4 pt880 mainboard

p4 1.6ghz 400mhz fsb

512mb ddr ram
nvidia quado 4 380xl graphic card
ali usb 2.0 board

acard aec 6880 ata 133 raid card

thanks

your time ....
 
Old 05-21-2005, 12:05 PM   #2
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If its just totally random on different distro's without running any specific program, I'd say you have some hardware issues, perhaps something isn't configured properly or something is about to die, like your hard drive. Do you notice during the freeze if your hard drive indicator light stays solid or not? I know from my experiences, when mine started doing such things, it died shortly thereafter..
 
Old 05-21-2005, 12:33 PM   #3
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NO.....my hard drive didn't keep running like crazy and hard drive led didn't light on all the time.


load average is 11% to 22% to 33% sometimes freeze at below 11% as well.

swap is empty

cpu load is nomal


the motherboard and other parts age are below 1 year old



bye ciao ..
 
Old 05-21-2005, 01:01 PM   #4
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NO.....my hard drive didn't keep running like crazy and hard drive led didn't light on all the time.


load average is 11% to 22% to 33% sometimes freeze at below 11% as well.

swap is empty

cpu load is nomal


the motherboard and other parts age are below 1 year old



bye ciao ..
Well then, that's helpful. Anything else, any trends in it freezing up? Like what your doing when it freezes up, programs used, what this machine is used for, etc... Is it literally every 5 minutes on the mark that it freezes up.. etc? More details get better replies. When I have freeze ups, I always do a process of elimination. Start with bare hardware for your system to run..

Like start off with motherboard, ram, hard drive and video.. no freezing, add another component.. like NIC or any other device you have and keep it going, once you add a hardware and it start freezing randomly, you can conclude it might be that piece of hardware causing the problems. If it starts off with just the bare setup, run a memory test or try different memory, try another hard drive.. etc.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 02:44 PM   #5
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Not sure for 5 minutes or what ...but it just freeze everythings.sometime can staying for 1 minutes or more,sometime only staying few secs.

my pc is only intend to be desktop personal computer.

3d enabled

i checked TOP and everything seems to be nomal except load average !!
cpu have few processing,ram is more than enough,swap,disk,ethernet

and strangely enough,when i play 3d games like savage or the other games it won't freeze at all !
i play 3d games very smothly for few hours !

what is that load average increase to 33% ?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 10:24 AM   #6
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HI pleasehelpme,

I installed Suse 9.3 recently and it freezes. The mouse won't move, the keyboard is locked out and I have to reboot. My best guess is the ATI video driver isn't up to date with the latest kerne/KDE version although I'm wondering if there's a memory leak somewhere. Apart form that, I think this is a great distro. I just wish that Novel would optimise the kernel for Jack.

If I find an answer, I'll let you know.

Gary
 
Old 06-29-2005, 05:14 PM   #7
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Do the error logs show anything noteworthy?
what does dmesg show you?
If you switch to tty10, do you see any repeated error messages?
What does top show you (e.g., what process seems to be eating processor time)?
If you start smartd and run smartmontools (smartctl), does it report a failing hard drive?


etc.

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Old 06-30-2005, 02:22 PM   #8
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err...
You cought me out! I may be a Windoze programming veteran but I'm a real Linix newbie (<1 month). I have no idea about where my error logs are or what the tty thingy is. I need a little help here please. I can say that it's not the hard drive.

Any help gratefully appreciated esp. links to any good tutorials/books etc.

best regards

Gary
 
Old 07-01-2005, 09:54 PM   #9
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start looking under /var/log

man smartd
man smartctl
man top

browse this site a bit
You don't need books. Most linux books in print seem to be out of date - the most current and comprehensive howtos and articles will be online.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 01:28 AM   #10
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i am not an expert.......but could your linux be switching to swap memory for some reason.......like running out of RAM?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 04:27 PM   #11
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top would show him whether that's the case, right in the summary table:

Code:
top - 16:31:09 up  1:54,  4 users,  load average: 0.96, 1.07, 1.04
Tasks:  87 total,   2 running,  85 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s): 61.9% us,  2.3% sy,  0.0% ni, 33.1% id,  0.0% wa,  2.6% hi,  0.0% si
Mem:   1034976k total,   943612k used,    91364k free,    99240k buffers
Swap:  1044216k total,        0k used,  1044216k free,   521192k cached

Last edited by KimVette; 07-02-2005 at 04:28 PM.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 04:12 PM   #12
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Thumbs up

Thanks a mill for the tips. I'll get working on it.

regards

Gary
 
  


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