System Hangs / Locks Up / Crashes Frequently
- From: Martin Horsley <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 14:29:11 +0000
I am new to Suse, and not exactly a pro with Linux in general, so I'm really
looking for some pointers as to where else I can look for diagnostic output
to try and solve this problem I'm seeing.
Installed openSuse 10.2 on my home-build PC, which has been dual-booting XP
and Fedora (Core 4) with the current hardware set for months problem-free
(or as problem free as XP gets!). More often in XP though. Anyway, fancied
a change and checking out Suse as I've never used it before. So formatted
over Fedora and installed it, no problems. Once booted, the system stays up
for a few minutes and then locks up solid. No mouse, no keyboard, no
ctrl+alt, no ssh in from my laptop, nothing. Dead. It doesn't seem to matter
what I'm doing with it - I've tried working it hard to crash it, not
working it, filling the mem etc. It's never stayed up more
than an hour, but during the minutes I've been given I have got my wi-fi
working (ACX100), updated to the latest patches, added mp3 support, but
that's about it. Everything about the system runs perfectly - in fact Suse
seems to be pretty fit on my rig, until it crashes.
So, nothing in /var/log/messages, nothing in dmesg, nothing anywhere I can
see. Seems it locks up so hard it doesn't have time to write anything,
although that's only an impression.
I have pulled out all USB periphs (except mouse), removed all CD drives and
second HD, pulled the sound card, pulled the wifi card, disabled the
onboard ethernet (not using that anyway), pulled out the memory and swapped
over / tested each chip, all to no avail. Can't pull the gfx card as no
So has anyone got any ideas what it could be or what I can do to track down
I've attached an excerpt of messages showing a boot, and the output of the
Suse system info thing. It's a Pent4 2.26GHz on Gigabyte GA-IPE100 (Intel
865) board with 768MB RAM, ATi Radeon 9700, SB Audigy2, D-Link DWL-520+
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