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Old 11-14-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
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System Crash - Mandriva 2006 - Dell Inspiron 6000

I am currently running Mandriva Powerpack 2006 on a Dell Inspiron 6000. I'm having a great time, expect for the fact that the system freezes up on me every once in a while. I am currently using this machine for work, so i need to solve this problem as soon as posible.

From what i have read, the possible origins of this problems are:
--A problem X and/or the video drivers.
--A problem with cpu cooling/throtling.

My configuration is:
Intel Centrino 1.6 Ghz/533 Mhz
1 GM Ram
80 GB HD/ 5400 RPM
ATI x300 128 MB

If you think one of these can be an issue, or have an alternate hypothesis, please post.
Old 11-15-2005, 05:17 AM   #2
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Might need a bit more info. For a start, are you using the ATI drivers and what X server are you running? Do you have ACPI configured correctly and have you actually enabled CPU throttling? Are the temps staying within range or is getting to hot, usually down to power management being at fault? Check the logfiles to see if anything is written there just before it crashes.
Old 11-16-2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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I'm getting the same issue, again with Mandriva 2006.0 - it's hard-locked on me 7 times since I installed earlier today!. My system is: AthXP 2600+/1GB/NVidia GF6800GT, using the Xorg version that came with Mandriva ("", a 2005-09-15 cvs checkout!) and the NVidia binary drivers corresponding to 76.76.

The system is well-cooled and was running SuSE 9.3 for a long time previously with no troubles, so this is not a hardware issue (at least in my case), and not CPU throttling (Athlon XP doesn't throttle).

XOrg.0.log.old, kernel logs, and syslog show absolutely nothing that could explain this.

Anybody come across this and fixed it? Any body got any ideas?


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