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Old 07-21-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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Angry Help please... System Halting!?!

Hello all and thanx in advance.
I am completely new to linux , and after succeeding in installation
and system setup (Linux RH9, using Gnome), I am facing a new problem which I cant seem to find solution to... After starting up the system in about 3 to 4 minutes sometimes less the system halts, with the numlock going off and the caps and scroll lock blinking... anyone knows anything about this??? I tried looking at the sys logs but with nothing unusual, tried reinstalling worked fine for a day and then got hanged again...
Any help would be appreciated...
Old 07-21-2005, 06:57 AM   #2
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The flashing Scroll/Caps lock lights are feed back from a kernel panic.

It might be worth running a memory test on your RAM and doing other various hardware checks.
Old 07-21-2005, 07:16 AM   #3
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well my rams are ok...
m using an old box, PIII, original intel, 550 CPU 512 MB Ram and 512 cache mem, in dual boot mode, windows 2000 reside on one disk while RH resides on SCSI disk am suspecting to be the cause of the problem now that u have enlightened me that the flashing lights mean a hardware error (hope i got it right)...
win2k loads quite smooth, and never hangs and that lead me into suspecting the SCSI hard drive since it's the only piece of hardware which win2k dont use, I'de better wipe linux of it and put it under test with win 2k...
10x friend...


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