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Old 11-26-2004, 07:04 PM   #1
digmshiphter
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Suse rebooting probably due to temp


I just installed Suse 9.1 on a separate hard drive on my xp machine and everything seems to run fine. But if I run Suse too long (ie ten minutes or so), after a while, it will shutdown by itself. I think it's from a temp sensor or something, but I'm not sure anymore becuase my Athlon xp 1700 is running at around 40 degrees C according to Motherboard monitor and BIOS. I've tried Googling for Suse's built-in hardware monitoring but I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone here know what program I should use to monitor CPU temp in Suse using KDE or bash for the few minutes I can run Linux? Any help is greatly appreciated and I don't want to sound needy, but I've tried and I can't find anything. Thnx.
 
Old 11-26-2004, 07:21 PM   #2
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Hello,

This sounds a bit puzzling - it could be temperature, but then if XP runs OK....

As a first check, I'd have a look in your system logs, just to see if there's anything odd going on there - check /var/log/syslog first.

It certainly does sound unusual. Post back with anything (or not) that you find from the logs..
 
Old 11-26-2004, 08:58 PM   #3
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maybe try to tune down the clockfreq. a little ( in the bios ). if it helps
it's probably a temperature prob. ( or just open the case...)
i don't think suse has smth. like a hw.-monitor that also will reboot.

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Old 11-28-2004, 01:40 AM   #4
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I looked in the /var/log/ directory and there is no syslog. I don't want to sound like an idiot but it really wasn't there. I don't know what the deal is. Could the suse distro have it somewhere else?

I did see a definate temp warning when it shutdown the last time I tried. It said system temp critical (67 C). That can't be my CPU temp because it runs at like 50 C with a pretty good load in XP. I think my PC CHIPS m811 MOBO is just cheap. It could be my problem. I noticed it's not on the HCL.

Thanks for the help though.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 12:01 PM   #5
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Hi,

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I looked in the /var/log/ directory and there is no syslog.
Ah, maybe SuSE calls it something else then - I did use SuSE myself for a while (nice distro) but I can't remember where / what the system logs were called. It is possible to view the logs using YaST - you could try that..

The temperature thing seems odd - sure, if there was a temperature warning then that's got to be taken as a pointer. I can't understand how XP seems to get along fine though...

As for motherboard compatibility - the main thing is, what north / southbridge chipset is in use? what peripheral stuff is on the board, and what chipsets (eg, LAN, sound, video, etc.)?
Perhaps you could check your bootup log file (see YaST again..), maybe post back here - there may be some clues in there..



 
  


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