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Old 01-29-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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Exclamation system crash


Hi,
my linux system is crashing..
which files do i need to check?
is there any crash files i need to look at? any shutdown logs?

Thanks very much in advance.....

please help...
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Old 01-29-2004, 02:17 AM   #2
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More info is needed, like when and at what time, while running which application etc...

Give more details while posting pls

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Old 01-29-2004, 02:25 AM   #3
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Thanks King,
actually i am not onsite, my colleague says he sees some error message like kernel panic error on the console...
how do i know what files i need to look at or investigate?
any crash files, error logs like /var/log/messages or shutdown log where i can search for the panic string?

sorry i was very newbie...=(
Thanks again!!!
 
Old 01-29-2004, 02:27 AM   #4
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The first thing to look at is the most recent logs.

ls -ltr /var/log
(for newest files last)


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Old 01-29-2004, 02:37 AM   #5
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As far as my knowlege goes, there are no error logs that are generated during a kernel panic in Linux. There should be an error message on the console itself indicating you of what is happening...

If i have not mistaken, linux doesnt have a debugger like *gdb*

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Old 01-29-2004, 03:18 AM   #6
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Hi, my linux system is crashing.
At what point? - are there any applications open which are obviously "locking" the system up? - is it having problems on boot up - kernel panics are often associated with a boot problem - if apps are "crashing" you can kill them in a virtual console ie for example

ctrl+alt+F1

login

ps aux

find program

kill <pid>

then

ctr+alt+F7

to return to GUI mode.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 03:23 AM   #7
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Thanks Y'All!
i will try all of it and get back when I'm lost....

Thanks much!!!
 
Old 01-29-2004, 05:23 PM   #8
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ya I have been esperiancing these crash problems to... I can narrow it down for and to what on some of them...

crashes ocur when i am away from the computer more than a few hrs.. persay 3 or so hrs.. and sometimes when i am here just running tipical things...

this is a clean install on this computer.. its a PIII 500 250 megs of ram.. 13 gig HD and video and sound card...

a side not.. I have defected from windows... from a long stay there.. I decided to get into linux cause i want a real webserver.. so i start here.. anyway any help would be good..

about the crashes from what i understand is this...
I figure it has to do with hibernate or something...

I go away altho i have the power conserve shut down in the bios I still get these crashes... I have shut down the HD standby and hiberbate or whatever at 1400 minutes...

anyway help would be good..

thanx..

I didnt make a new post cause this is the same issue i have... I like to conserve space..
 
Old 10-01-2004, 10:15 AM   #9
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Originally posted by DeathGoth
ya I have been esperiancing these crash problems to... I can narrow it down for and to what on some of them...

crashes ocur when i am away from the computer more than a few hrs.. persay 3 or so hrs.. and sometimes when i am here just running tipical things...

this is a clean install on this computer.. its a PIII 500 250 megs of ram.. 13 gig HD and video and sound card...

a side not.. I have defected from windows... from a long stay there.. I decided to get into linux cause i want a real webserver.. so i start here.. anyway any help would be good..

about the crashes from what i understand is this...
I figure it has to do with hibernate or something...

I go away altho i have the power conserve shut down in the bios I still get these crashes... I have shut down the HD standby and hiberbate or whatever at 1400 minutes...

anyway help would be good..

thanx..

I didnt make a new post cause this is the same issue i have... I like to conserve space..
many many months later i return with my answer.

I did find out what the issue was with my computer crashing out. I found out somehow the processor got mislodged somehow and would cause windows to freeze up on install and linux to freeze up at some point in the program..

so if you guys have this issue I would say check your processor 1st and see if thats not it.. make sure all your movable parts inside your computer are where they are suppost to be...

Other than that I have no idea why a system can freeze like it did..
 
  


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