Re: Frequent system crashes
From: noi (noi_at_siam.com)
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2005 17:45:36 GMT
On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 02:02:42 -0500, George thoughtfully wrote:
> I'm using Mandrake 10.1 official and I seem to get frequent system
> crashes. Basically, my whole computer locks up occasionally. I'm not sure
> what exactly is triggering the crashes. Are there any logs or diagnostics
> tools I could use to help track down the culprit? There doesn't appear to
> be any specific application software that I use which triggers the problem
> either. Perhaps there is some background task that is causing the
> problems? Sometimes it happens only once a day and other times it happens
> several times in an hour.
> What's interesting to note is that I used to run Mandrake 10.0
> (Community) and did not have this problem at all.
> Here are more details about my computer:
> OS: Mandrake 10.1 Official
> CPU: P4-3Ghz
> Video Card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (I installed the latest ATI driver) Sound
> Card: Creative Labs Audigy 2
> Memory: 2 gigabytes.
Generally I think its memory (Memtest86) might be 1 bad chip.
$ tail -n 300 /var/log/messages
$ tail -n 200 /var/log/messages.1
$ tail -n 200 /var/log/Xorg.log
# to see the running tasks and cpu utilization.
I'd also look at removing the new ATI Driver and running at runlevel 3 to
see if the problem is specific to running X.