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Old 06-08-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
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fedora keeps freezing


I got Fedora Core 2 set up less than a week ago. It seemed to be going fine at first. Then I was playing music one time and it abruptly stopped responding to the mouse or keyboard and the animations on the monitor (a little blinking icon) stopped moving. I hit the power button on my computer and a minute later it shutdown (I am assumming it also halted the system but I couldn't tell without monitor feedback).

The freezing problem happened again. It happened a few times while in Mozilla. It happened three times in gAIM (the first two time I had Rhythmbox open also). It happened once while logging in right after the gnome splash screen tried to open kdiskfree. The freezing has only happened in gnome so far but I have been in KDE only for about one minute so far. Most the time when it freezes the mouse does respond but a few times (including the time right after I logged in) it completely froze.

I have been playing with setting keycodes recently and I have updated many programs on my system. I have a SAMSUNG SyncMaster 191T monitor and some kind of nVidia card (I lost the box and I can't remember the model). I believe I have 512mb RAM. I also use a Lian Li removable hard drive bay for my mine drive(s). I am using an 80gb drive for Fedora right now.

I am guessing this is a hardware problem since I had some freezes and black screens (no blue screens) in Windows. Although, that could just be Windows errors; I can never tell. If anyone has any ideas please help. I am surprised I wrote this whole message and my system hasn't crashed yet.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 12:38 AM   #2
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could you tell me what motherboard and processor you have, hard drive, ram, whatever else you can, did this just do this infedora since you instaleld it or did it do it on any other distros. do you have a new cpu? once i had a problem with my cpu core voltage being too low, check and make sure allt he stuff like that is right. you may have bad ram. it could be a number of possibilites.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 10:20 AM   #3
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Crazy question, are you connected to the net, and is your system trying to connect in gnome? I remember when I was using RH7.3 it would hang and run incredibly slow because it couldn't resolve my own IP, I don't remember the fix right now, I think I just upgraded to 8. But these things only happened in gnome, and it had something to do with the session managment etc... Not much help I know, but thought I'd share my two cents, I'll try to remember what it was that was happening and get back. Mike.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 10:32 AM   #4
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I had Mozilla and gaim freeze on me because problem with network connection, my problem was solved with correct DNS settings.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 07:36 PM   #5
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doralsoral, I do not have a new cpu, it is about a year old. Most of the other details you asked I mentioned above. A similar problem happened in Mandrake 10 but I think that was because I was running music with cpu sucking visualization, email, many downloads, lots of instances of different programs, gaim, etc at once.

I have been fooling with my network and DNS settings recently. It is hard to tell what did it because I have been fooling with a lot of different settings. I just got an HP LaserJet 4100 printer on a Windows XP computer working from my own by manually telling the print manager where it was located and its share name because I can't seem to get my network working perfectly (I don't know how to set mount points in gnome or manually in samba very well). I have been messing with my keyboard's keycodes and I accidently ruined my spacebar for about ten minutes. I've been downloading and attempting to install many programs, some of which I have corrupted or broken right after installing them successfully. (One being amule if anyone knows how to stop it from minimizing on load or hiding upon minimizing).

I might try to change my network settings if no one else has any suggestions for me. My computer hasn't frozen so far today (20 min. so far) so maybe it will just fix itself.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 05:04 PM   #6
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Exclamation its a hardware problem

I just had this problem while booting Fedora. After it recognized that the hardware configuration had changed and was counting down the seconds I pressed "Enter" and it stopped responding to the keyboard. The mouse would move but clicking did nothing.

I think this problem must be a hardware problem because similar problems occurred in Windows. My best guess is that the problem involves either the RAM, motherboard, or video card. Any suggestions on what I should do?


Note: this message should be moved to the Hardware forum.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 05:34 PM   #7
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well if yuo have any extra sticks of ram or extra video cards laying around trying switching them out and see if it does it when those in. if you dont take out all the expansion cards except for your video card and see what heppens then. you have to narrow down what thw problem could be
 
Old 06-12-2004, 01:33 PM   #8
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Its not the RAM

I just ran about 130 passes of Windows Memory Diagnostic without any errors. The RAM is working fine.

I think the problem may be my video card. I am using an nVidia Geforce FX but I have a built-in card on the motherboard I could try. I just changed a few settings in the BIOS so that the video and motherboard will not go into stand by. If the problem persists I will try using the built-in video card and see if that stops it.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 04:54 PM   #9
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well for starters make sure you have the mobo vid card disabled if you are using an AGP/PCI one. and make sur eyou take it out if you are using the mobo, if they were both enabled they coudl be havign conflicts.
 
  


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