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Old 08-26-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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Linux Slackware 10 hanging.

While I am in X My linux install freezes every once and a while, im curious if this could be related to my nforce2 chipset on my motherboard. Is it cureable completely? I have yet to install the nforce drivers or the nvidia display drivers, I want to have a general idea this lack of drivers is the reason for brief freezing.(Freezes for about 6 seconds, mouse doesnt work or anything) Will I have to get a new motherboard? Any response is appreciated, thanks.

Motherboard: A7N8X-X
GraphicCard: Geforce 4 Ti4200
Old 08-26-2004, 03:59 PM   #2
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How often does this occur, is accompanied by
hdd activity or copying stuff between media?

Are there any indications of problems in the
system logs? /var/log/*

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I had a similar issue while running the nvidia gfx driver. I reinstalled and haven't installed the driver but I noticed when it happened my computer was running the kmod cron job. Is this the same for you? Try to monitor it closely. I think the kmod cron job runs at 10 till the hour and thats when i would have issues with the hang.

While i did have the driver installed i stopped the kmod cron job from running by removing it from the crontab and it seemed to help but I wouldn't really consider it a fix.

Sorry this doesn't help but im kinda interested in what others have to say.
Old 08-26-2004, 08:32 PM   #4
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Are you using a 2.4 or a 2.6 kernel? I've heard that there are some issues with the proprietary Nvidia drivers and recent 2.6 series kernels. You can check your /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog files to see if there are any error messages.
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Fully knowing of the nvidia issues with the 2.6 kernel. I used the stock 2.4.26 bareacpi kernel that came with slack. I can install the driver again to see if it happens. I use this system mainly for programming and never do anything that really requires hardware accleration. But just for the purpose of testing I will install the nvidia driver report back with what happens.


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