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Old 07-08-2007, 07:45 AM   #1
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Slackware 12 System Freeze


Bit worrisome this. I have had two system freezes today on my new Slackware 12 installation.

I do not recall ever having this before with a Slackware installation.

One freeze while looking through an htm file on firefox.

One freeze appears to have happened while the screensaver was on.

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Old 07-08-2007, 07:48 AM   #2
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indeed that is strange i have slack on 2 systems here, 1 a laptop, the other a p4 which i use as a server, neither are giving me issues, you prob did do this but i will ask anyway, did you check the iso's (dvd or cd's) before you burned them and are you using good quality dvds/cds and at what speed.
 
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I checked the isos. I think the CDs are decent. Speed was at auto
 
Old 07-08-2007, 08:06 AM   #4
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when i used to burn the cds i always used the lowest speed the cds were rated at (norm 4X or 8X - 4X one the master discs) - same for dvds, that way you get a good burn, if the cds you used were rated at top speed 48X or 52X and it did try to burn them at that speed that may have caused a bad burn, then again it could be something totaly different

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Old 07-08-2007, 08:12 AM   #5
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Well what I am doing is going to the generic-smp kernel away from one that I compiled last night to see if that makes a difference.
 
Old 07-08-2007, 08:13 AM   #6
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im wondering if a fsck might be in order on your drives just incase
 
Old 07-08-2007, 09:52 AM   #7
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I checked the isos. I think the CDs are decent. Speed was at auto
Hi,

You should try 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know the burn was OK!

This link and others can be found at 'Slackware LQ Suggestions!'.

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I suspect that the problem may have been NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run I have now tried NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9755-pkg1.run and so far not had a freeze since.
 
Old 07-09-2007, 07:19 AM   #9
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i have that NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run installed on my server but have not had any freezes, mind you the server isnt up all the time so that may be a reason why i havent had any freezes time will tell i suppose
 
Old 07-09-2007, 07:40 AM   #10
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Judging from this http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58498 there are stability issues.

I did not notice a problem myself using the huge kernel.
 
Old 07-09-2007, 08:36 AM   #11
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that post seems to be dealing with earlier versions of both the kernel itself and the nvidia driver, although if you say you went back a version of the nvidia driver and all is ok, you should try and get all the info you can and issue a bug ticket on the nvidia site
 
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I am seeing this problem also. I have had freezes while running other applications, but it primarily happens when running firefox / seamonkey / mozilla. Often, they just quit, rather than freeze.

I have seen this problem with Slackware 11.0 and various versions of Zenwalk. I do not remember this being an issue with Slackware 10.0, so I wonder if it is a 2.6 kernel issue.

For the record, I have a clean install of Slackware 12 and am running the default ATI driver.
 
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I have never had freezes with Slackware 11 and have always had a 2.6 kernel. I have had the odd crash with firefox but I assume that was a firefox specific issue.
 
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I have never had freezes with Slackware 11 and have always had a 2.6 kernel. I have had the odd crash with firefox but I assume that was a firefox specific issue.
Hi,

I've had some problems with a new fresh install on known stable equipment.

The post 'Slackware 12.0 'Invalid module format' and post 'Slackware 12 boot error revisited' describe the issues.

I'm spending a lot of time tracing through this one!

I've not had a problem with 'X' or for that matter Firefox. Right now I'm using 'KDE' on this machine. I usually use 'XFCE' but that will be addressed later.

I'm not experiencing freezes or oops on this install. I'm going to reboot today and see what happens.
 
  


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