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JabberWalkie 04-16-2005 03:56 PM

Kernel Panic when logging as root
I get a kernel panic when i try to log into root from the console. I can get into root by using my user and the su command. Ive tryed to get error logs in /var/log/messages but it dosn't seem to record them. In any case i am running kernel 2.6.10 with debian potato. I could really use some help. If you need more info feel free to ask and i will do the best i can to provide it. Also if you have some suguesstions about how to get some detailed logs working, feel free to enlighten. Oh and btw, the error is 100% reproduceable. It seems to happen all the time. This started happen ing after I installed, Mesa and DRL to get 3D acceleration working. Not sure if it is related. Help would be appricated! Thanks!

JabberWalkie 04-16-2005 06:11 PM

Ok ive done some messing around and narrowed down the problem. It has nothing do to with me logging in as root. The kernel only crashes if i change to the console from X, all i need to do for it to crash is wait a couple seconds. Somtimes switching console screens causes it to crash right away. If i shutdown x and restart it from console the problem goes away.

masand 04-17-2005 01:34 AM

hi there

what errors do u get along with kernel panic??
i have never seen or heard about kernel panic after the system has booted fine


JabberWalkie 04-17-2005 02:08 AM

well, it is really hard to tell if any program errors actualy caused the kernel panic. Mainly becuase the info dump is so long i cant see what started it! All i can see is the last page of the error messages, and as far as i can tell it is not very usefull. *sigh* i guess i should cause it to panic and just record the errors i see by hand...................i wish there was a way to get it to record the error dump........ill post more in a bit.............

masand 04-17-2005 02:43 AM

i think there is crash of X server

JabberWalkie 04-17-2005 03:23 AM

so here is some of the error messages
[<c0112clc7>] do_page_fault+0x9c/0x5de
[<c0112b807>] do_page_fault+0x0/0x5de
[<c01033377>] error_code+0x2b/0x30

That repeats about 10 times.......

Oops:0000 [#3]
Modules linked in: snd_intel8x0 snd_ac97_codec

EIP: 0060: [c01035ce] Not tainted VLI
EFLAGS: 00010093 (2.6.10)

and then a bucnh of numbers.............
Its really hard to record all that stuff........................I was doing all with pen and paper...........If you know of a way to record kernel panics into logs tell me so its can me done easyer...........

masand 04-17-2005 03:39 AM

just refer this page

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