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Old 06-16-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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Urgent... system hangs

my linux system keeps hanging several times...what do I do? I reset the system couple of times and tried to continue working but it still keeps hanging... please let me know what to do?
Old 06-16-2005, 12:31 PM   #2
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Find out why the system is hanging. This can be anything from a bug in a device driver to faulty hardware to a dodgy mains connection.

What were you doing when the system hung? Can you reproduce it? Once the system has hung, can you get to a text-mode virtual terminal using Ctrl+Alt+F1 and can you ping the computer from a network?

After rebooting, you may find information in /var/log/messages or other files under /var/log/ to indicate what the problem might have been (depending on the reason for hanging).

Also, you probably want to check a hardware-compatibility database for known issues with the hardware that you are using; e.g. ATI video drivers have certain configuration requirements IIRC.
Old 06-16-2005, 12:37 PM   #3
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thanks fr the reply.....

i cannot get to the text mode by pressig ctrl+ alt+F1. the only way i can get out is by rebooting ... i will check for the log this time i reboot.
Old 06-16-2005, 12:54 PM   #4
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Hi, can you tell me more about your installation? Do you reserve enough swap space for your needs? Have you check that your hardware is in the HCL?

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