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Old 03-11-2004, 12:11 AM   #1
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Red Hat hangs

I run Red Hat 7.3 on an IBM Think Pad laptop. Its been running fine but lately I have noticed a problem. Every so often, it stops responding (hangs) and I am forced to switch it off and back on after which it does not see the network adapter and I have to restart it to get it back on the network. My mouth gets dry when my colleagues start asking what's happening to my new 'stable' OS. I have no idea where to check and why it could be doing this. Someone please help.
Old 03-11-2004, 12:34 AM   #2
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Try use safe kernel options options (pass "ide=nodma acpi=off apm=off noapic nohotplug" etc to the kernel) append them to the kernel line in grub.conf or lilo.conf, whichever you use.
Or try upgrading to a new kernel


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