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Old 06-05-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
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SuSe 9.0 Crashing / Freezing / Locking up

Hey there. I just installed SuSe 9.0 and it seems to lock up pretty often. I will be using Konqueror (web browser) or YaST and it will just freeze. Sometimes I'm not even clicking or moving the mouse.

Has anyone had a similar problem? Is anyone familiar with how to diagnose what is causing the problem?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. I'm very familiar with Windows / DOS and Mac OSX, but Linux seems to be a lot to grasp all at once. I'm not a programmer in any sense of the word, so a lot of this is very new to me. Please help!

Old 06-05-2004, 05:22 PM   #2
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Seems that there is a pattern:

The most problems I see with SuSE are realted to VIA Chpsets and NVIdia Cards :-(((

Check your /var/log/messages

Boot your system with following options:

pci=noapic acpi=off noapic

(You for sure know, acpi and apic are different things)

You can pass those options in the boot menu screen.

If this does not help:

1) If 3D for your grafic card is on, then *DISABLE* it.
2) Try to disable DMA for you drives.

Check VIAs homepage for updated drivers:


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