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Old 11-15-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
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System causes random reboots

Hi I'm running slackware 10.0
Kernel 2.4.26

My system is causing random reboots.

It seems that it happens every day at the same time around 9am
But sometimes it happens at 4 am.
I've checked numerous forums and the only thing that i can think of it being is,something in the hotplug,but I've disabled hotplug at startup and the same problem occurs.
This is the only thing my log file shows me.
Might be something in syslogd.

Nov 15 04:40:01 PoTBoX syslogd 1.4.1: restart.

Thats the 4 am reboot
Now this syslogd restart did not cause the system to reboot


Nov 15 09:40:22 PoTBoX -- MARK --
Nov 15 09:58:56 PoTBoX syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Nov 15 09:58:58 PoTBoX kernel: klogd 1.4.1, log source = /proc/kmsg started.

The one at 9.58 am every day reboots the system.
I checked crontabs and anything else i could think of that would trigger this event every day at the same time.

I'm lost.

Thx in advance

Old 11-15-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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I think you are on the right track by turning off things (like hotplug) to try and isolate the problem. I suggest you continue this course of action and put X windows and ACPI/APM on the list of things to turn off next. After that, start turning off the various services (daemons) your box is offering one at a time. Eventually you'll stumble across the one (hopefully it's just one) that is causing the reboots.

This may take some time to find the problem, but at least you can be systematic about it.
Old 11-16-2004, 03:24 AM   #3
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Are you certain it is physically rebooting? All I see is a notification that it is starting a new syslog. I run an Internet server and mine does this at 6:25 every morning. If you want to check as root do uptime and it will tell you haow long it is since the last reboot.
Old 11-16-2004, 03:10 PM   #4
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Had a similar issue a while back: my processor was overheating after idling for a day or so, or after heavy usage of about a few hours. It would cool down sufficiently (i guess) during the reboot. Popped the box open and there was cat hair all inside my cpu fan. damn cats...


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