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Old 03-10-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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System Crashes


For the last week I have been facing wired thing, my system would just crash out of nothing, I haven't installed any software neither a hardware, today I was browsing the net and after downloading divx codec my system just crashed and I had to press the little button in order to restart.

1. What can I do to fix this problem?
2. Is there any command in order to see which application is not responding and end it, such as Ctrl + ALT + Del for windows.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 08:18 AM   #2
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if you can... get into a terminal window or console

type: top and look at the process which is eating your cpu (if it is cpu related) and kill it afterwards
 
Old 03-10-2005, 08:27 AM   #3
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This is what I have, when the crash happens I cant get to my Terminal Program too.
Code:
top - 15:24:48 up 5 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.13, 0.17, 0.09
Tasks:  59 total,   2 running,  57 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  66.7% user,  33.3% system,   0.0% nice,   0.0% idle
Mem:    126300k total,   121836k used,     4464k free,     5336k buffers
Swap:  1004020k total,        0k used,  1004020k free,    53984k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
 2474 root      14   0  1044 1044  824 R 99.9  0.8   0:00.14 top
    1 root       8   0   228  228  200 S  0.0  0.2   0:04.10 init
    2 root       9   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.03 keventd
    3 root      19  19     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
    4 root       9   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.05 kswapd
    5 root       9   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 bdflush
    6 root       9   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kupdated
   10 root      -1 -20     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 mdrecoveryd
   11 root       9   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kjournald
   42 root       9   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kjournald
   43 root       9   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.01 kjournald
   44 root       9   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kjournald
   66 root       9   0   596  596  516 S  0.0  0.5   0:00.06 syslogd
   69 root       9   0   448  448  396 S  0.0  0.4   0:00.02 klogd
  129 root       9   0   304  304  264 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 udevd
  203 root       9   0   520  520  460 S  0.0  0.4   0:00.00 dhcpcd
  252 root       9   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khubd
 2255 root       9   0   512  512  460 S  0.0  0.4   0:00.00 inetd
 2259 root       9   0  1516 1516 1260 S  0.0  1.2   0:00.17 sshd
 
Old 03-10-2005, 11:29 AM   #4
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Re: System Crashes

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Originally posted by amer_58
For the last week I have been facing wired thing, my system would just crash out of nothing, I haven't installed any software neither a hardware, today I was browsing the net and after downloading divx codec my system just crashed and I had to press the little button in order to restart.

1. What can I do to fix this problem?
2. Is there any command in order to see which application is not responding and end it, such as Ctrl + ALT + Del for windows.
Ctrl + ALT + Del will force a reboot. This is better than hitting the BRS ("Big Red Switch" -- a reference to the large paddle shaped switch on the original IBM PC.)

This is less drastic: Get into a terminal window and type "xkill". Your cursor will change shape. Put the cursor into the hung window and click.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 01:22 PM   #5
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Thanks wpn146 as I have said when my system crashes I cant even move the mouse so I wont be able to access my terminal, however the problem seems to be little General but even my self I don't know what is causing it, there is enough ram so the problem could be a hardware issue....

Thanks to all.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 02:31 PM   #6
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I have just found the problem, its all from firefox I have tried reinstalling it but it wont work, However I am using Konqueror and its running perfect.

Thanks guys.
 
  


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