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Old 12-05-2003, 05:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy How Do You Crash Linux Or Unix In 30mins ?

I have been doing the exp with many linux distros lately.including rh 9,fed c1,freebsd,deb,mandrake 9.2...and i notice that many problems(bugs)seems to be cumbersome to me ??

first, run dvd player
then, web browser

after 30min,all crashed to desktop and reboot !!!logout!


fresh reboot
word prossing
30mins...... cpu 100% consumed .crashed no responses.
hanging forever...................


play 3d online game for about 30mins....... no screen(black)creepy sound.. keyboard frease ?
computer shutdown ???

I have no ideas what is going on ?
2 computers

p4 1.6g 768mb ram nvidia geforced 4
p4 3.06g ht 1gb ddr ram usb 2,ata 100,scsi hds nvidia 8x agp qudro 4
viewsonic 17'

all drivers checked ,downloaded from mf !!!!!!

I have never exp such these in my entirely life with winxp !!!!!!!!!!
but now , what is it @#@$#%&^%

my winxp never crashed in monthes runing web server,ftp....

and this is my first time impression with linux,unix such a crash free,solld strong stable os !!!
compare to winxp.

run 3d games online (2 games same time !!!,www broswer,run web server and other multi programs in the same time !!!! no crash ??? for monthes still no.
strange feeling

any 1 knows the sol ????

your answers are too valuable for me. appreciated......

Old 12-05-2003, 05:16 PM   #2
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Can't really diagnose from your description. By the looks of things if you've tried all those distros I'd wager the problem is a hardware one. Could be related to default options for whatever modules you're loading.
Old 12-05-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
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maybe linux isn't for you if windows is running just fine.
Old 12-05-2003, 05:21 PM   #4
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I would have to agree. Seems that 30 minutes is when things start to crap out. Overheating? No way that all distro's could have the same flaw or else we would all be seeing this all over the place.


P.S. I thought it was a challenge. I was going to have
sleep 1620;<command to recursively delete all files>
Old 12-05-2003, 05:24 PM   #5
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"crashing" "all gone" "have to reboot".... why are these emails always written with such vauge references in them???

listen bro, it sounds like you have a temp problem on your box, or your processor fan is going out.... 30 min is about how long it takes any of those to really produce a bunch of heat. Keep coverpanels over any unused carslots.... this REALLY interferes with the air circulation in the box, and in and of it itself can cause heat problems. Try taking all the cover panels off the box, and running it underneath a cieling fan, or with a desktop fan blowing inside the pc. Bet your box wont crash... Serious dood, linux really doesnt go down like that.... youve spent too much time in the MS world

You were running FTP on XP huh? Um, you do have this linux box behind a firewall device or software, right?
Old 12-05-2003, 05:30 PM   #6
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u mean, sustained cpu usage of ~100%?
nothing you described running above would do that, unless you have made some bad error setting things up. im sure you musta fidgeted with the install or shortly after - Rh and mandrake set everything up just fine for nearly all combinations.
Old 12-05-2003, 06:42 PM   #7
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Something is definitely FUBARed in your system.

I also thought it was a challenge, my suggestion was going to involve opening a Konsole, su-ing, and then waltzing through your / liberally deleting at random as you went.

Old 12-05-2003, 09:10 PM   #8
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I believe you have an overheated piece of hardware - probably cpu - open up your case and have a prod around... maybe a fan crapped out or the like..
Old 12-06-2003, 04:33 PM   #9
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you can rule out h/w issues as he says that it works fine under win32.
Old 12-07-2003, 05:59 AM   #10
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Maybe you had your Window Manager restore your session time after time and each time you crashed they saved the sesssion, windows and all, so when you reboot, its not really fresh.

Yeah, when I first started I didn't know how to stop this and it consumed all my physical memory and about 800 MB of swap. CPU at 100%...


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