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steyr 02-22-2004 11:16 PM

slackware stability issue
Hey guys, I posted earlier about having problems with scp and file transfers with my slackware 9.1 file server. Whever I tried to scp a large file or a large batch of files, it would crash the computer (not just the services).

The server also crashes when trying to compile large projects, like remaking the kernel, which is very unfortunate. And the biggest problem is that it crashes whenever I play video.

I'm using xine to play video (came with the installation). My video card is an ati r128, and I'm using the vesa driver so I can output the video on a tv, which is working fine.

Whenever I look through the system logs in the /var/log directory, none of them give any hint as to what is causing any of the crashes. What do I need to do to log everything because whatever is being logged now isn't sufficient to gather information on what's causing the crashes.


Brane Ded 02-22-2004 11:35 PM

Could actually be hardware problems. Maybe bad ram. Try searching google for some ram testing software.

As for logging, I know nothing about that.

gnashley 02-23-2004 01:52 AM

Sounds like bad RAM.

steyr 02-23-2004 02:32 AM

Tested the RAM, and you're right.... I still wish something would have shown up in the logs about this. Oh well, thanks guys.

carboncopy 02-23-2004 02:58 AM

I have 3 harddisk connected to my PCI-IDE (Sil680) (used to be 4). After running my Slackware 9.1/current) for 10 days now. my data harddisk is not responding, it says Input/output error when I do a ls or anything related to the disk. Been having this problem since 2.4.X kernel or should I say since Slackware 9.0.
After I reboot, it will be ok. Could it be the PCI-IDE is no good? How can I test?

carboncopy 02-23-2004 03:10 AM

Hi just check with hdparm the drive is in standy mood. How do I get it out of standby to be active?

320mb 02-23-2004 08:05 AM

the -B flag disables the advanced power managment feature.
this was the closest I could find in the man page.

carboncopy 02-23-2004 09:16 AM

tried that but refuse to come up. In the end I have to power down. How do I set hdparm -B 255 /dev/hdg for permanant?

flashingcurser 02-23-2004 04:26 PM

Still sounds like a hardware problem--what are your temps on the box? Is it OC'ed?


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