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Old 08-17-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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Hi,

I have installed opensuse 11.3 on my desktop week back. .

often i face the problem, SYSTEM gets hung all of a sudden.
If i see /var/log/messages i get the error message like below.

varunb@varun:~> cat /var/log/messages
12:53:26 linux-1d82 smartd[3871]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], SMART Usage Attribute: 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel changed from 61 to 60
Aug 17 12:53:26 linux-1d82 smartd[3871]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], SMART Usage Attribute: 194 Temperature_Celsius changed from 39 to 40
Aug 17 12:54:51 linux-1d82 dhclient: XMT: Solicit on eth0, interval124200ms.
Aug 17 12:56:55 linux-1d82 dhclient: XMT: Solicit on eth0, interval126910ms.


that was the time system got hang, later i did reboot.

i really don know whats the problem!!!!!!

does any one has idea on it??????

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Old 08-17-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hi,
I have installed opensuse 11.3 on my desktop week back. .

often i face the problem, SYSTEM gets hung all of a sudden. If i see /var/log/messages i get the error message like below.

varunb@varun:~> cat /var/log/messages
12:53:26 linux-1d82 smartd[3871]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], SMART Usage Attribute: 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel changed from 61 to 60
Aug 17 12:53:26 linux-1d82 smartd[3871]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], SMART Usage Attribute: 194 Temperature_Celsius changed from 39 to 40
Aug 17 12:54:51 linux-1d82 dhclient: XMT: Solicit on eth0, interval124200ms.
Aug 17 12:56:55 linux-1d82 dhclient: XMT: Solicit on eth0, interval126910ms.

that was the time system got hang, later i did reboot. i really don know whats the problem!!!!!!does any one has idea on it??????
If this is a new installation, why didn't you install the latest openSUSE, which is 11.4? Newer versions mean bug fixes/patches/updates that may solve stability problems.

And you don't provide any details about your hardware...saying "desktop" tells us nothing, and the few lines you've posted from syslog don't hint at anything unusual. You also say "often"...what does that mean? Once a day? Five times a day? Every hour or so? And are you doing the same thing(s) each time the system locks up, or does it matter what you're running? Is the entire system locked up, or just the GUI/X, and can you get to it over the network?

Without details, no one can help.
 
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:56 AM   #3
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If this is a new installation, why didn't you install the latest openSUSE, which is 11.4? Newer versions mean bug fixes/patches/updates that may solve stability problems.

And you don't provide any details about your hardware...saying "desktop" tells us nothing, and the few lines you've posted from syslog don't hint at anything unusual. You also say "often"...what does that mean? Once a day? Five times a day? Every hour or so? And are you doing the same thing(s) each time the system locks up, or does it matter what you're running? Is the entire system locked up, or just the GUI/X, and can you get to it over the network?

Without details, no one can help.
I din't have 11.4 so installed 11.3 which will be supported till end of this year.
and often means once in a day or two days. And about my hardware i will post it.

when system gets hung i'll just try for cntrl+alt+backspace but it doesn't work, so i'll restart the system.

linux-1d82:~ # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 10)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)

linux-1d82:~ # free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1997 1806 191 0 201 1130
-/+ buffers/cache: 474 1523
Swap: 4149 0 4149


linux-1d82:~ # cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep model
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz


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Old 08-22-2011, 11:28 AM   #4
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I din't have 11.4 so installed 11.3 which will be supported till end of this year.
It's not a question of supported, it's a question of hardware support, updated kernel modules, etc. Again, 11.4 may solve your problem right off the bat.
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and often means once in a day or two days. And about my hardware i will post it. when system gets hung i'll just try for cntrl+alt+backspace but it doesn't work, so i'll restart the system.

Please mention if any details required.
Great to have hardware details, but there's not much anyone can tell from that, as to why your system is locking up. Such items are in the system logs, dmesg logs, etc. And again, I realize that you are hitting ctrl-alt-backspace, but that's to restart X. I asked about whether or not you can get to the system over the network, because a GUI/X lockup is different than a TOTAL SYSTEM lockup. A GUI lock could be nothing more complicated than updating your X config, or using a different video driver. A whole system lock is usually much more to troubleshoot.
 
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:59 AM   #5
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Great to have hardware details, but there's not much anyone can tell from that, as to why your system is locking up. Such items are in the system logs, dmesg logs, etc. And again, I realize that you are hitting ctrl-alt-backspace, but that's to restart X. I asked about whether or not you can get to the system over the network, because a GUI/X lockup is different than a TOTAL SYSTEM lockup. A GUI lock could be nothing more complicated than updating your X config, or using a different video driver. A whole system lock is usually much more to troubleshoot.
i din't try login in through the network. Again if i face the problem i'll let you know.
And can you tell me about updating X config file???? I 'll have a look on it in Google.
 
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i din't try login in through the network. Again if i face the problem i'll let you know.
That's the only way to tell if the system is locked or just the GUI, is to log in over the network. While the system is up, be sure to enable/run the SSH daemon, so you can hit it over the network, if it's not already running.
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And can you tell me about updating X config file???? I 'll have a look on it in Google.
No, mainly because it's still unknown if you NEED to update it, what you've got in it already, and what you may need to change it to. There are many examples you can find on the net, though. Check your X logs, to see if you're getting any errors there.

And again, since this is a fresh install...going to 11.4 would be a VERY good idea.
 
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