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Old 02-06-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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i dont understand why my system hangs up frequently..

Hi everybody !!!!

i m newbie to linux. now using fedora 6. my system hangs up frequently. i hv really got vexed up restarting and reinstalling my system and os. i hv given 2Gb to /temp and 1gb swap space. suddenly my mouse and keyborad wont work. as i use an optical mouse i cn see its light on. but none of the keys on my keybord capslock etc.. even wont work. It usually happens wen i work on mozilla and word processing applications. wats the reason.??. i m so confused . also sometimes it starts up in command mode but in init 5 . and says DIR_COLORS missing. ln_colors missing. wat shuld i do ? please help out as early as possible. i m working on a project on fedora as part of my course but frustrated becoz of this problem. it troubles me so often in around 20mins from the time i start working..

pleas help me out.
Old 02-06-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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To be honest, it sounds like a heat problem. I'd check your processor heatsink, and fans etc.

Old 02-06-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
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Lightbulb IRQ's?

Hi, I'm speculating here but I just recently fixed a similar sounding problem I had with the mouse and keyboard. they would work fine at first but then start exhibiting terrible lag times.. I eventually found out that the mouse and keyboard (both USB) were using the same IRQ as my Wireless network card (which is not working yet). I found this out by typing this:

# cat /proc/interrupts
I think you have to be root to do this. When you give the command it will list all of your IRQ's (16 of them plus NMI and ERR) and devices are using them.

If it looks like a device might be sharing an interrupt with your mouse/keyboard, try moving the offending device to a different PCI slot. It didn't fix my wireless problem, but it sure solved the kbd/mouse problem!



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