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Old 08-17-2005, 10:45 AM   #1
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My Computer just locks up

I am currently using fedora 4 and ever so often my computer would just lock up, icannot doi anything mouse willnot move and the keyboard frozen, The only thing i can do is to shut down the computer. I thought Linux was not suppose to do this? It is a fairly new install, What can be causing this to do this? Any ideas out there, and the computer is new.
Old 08-17-2005, 10:51 AM   #2
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There are a billion things that can cause this.
No, linux doesn't normally do this, but it can happen with any system.
Odds are, you either have something going on that makes it look as though the machine is frozen, or you got a kernel panic.

If you are in X, the next time this happens, try CTRL+ALT+F1 - and see if it will bring you to a prompt.
If it doesn't, reboot, and check /var/log/messages for entries to try and determine what is wrong.
Old 08-17-2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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In my mind, random lockups = hardware issues. The software / OS is hardly ever to blame (especially if it was a successful install).
Old 08-17-2005, 11:34 AM   #4
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One word powersupply, hummmm that's two, sorry.
Old 08-17-2005, 07:13 PM   #5
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The system I'm typing this on, does that
in windows and linux
so its hardware ( in my case )
My suspicion is the optical mouse
but I'm not 100% sure
some days it will lock up 2 -3 times
sometimes go for weeks OK

could be dud hardware, dust, insects, power supply
even power problems like a spike on the power line

more likely hardware than software
in Linux



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