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Re: I need help debugging a random lockup

How hot is the air coming out of the case?  What are the CPU temperatures?

Try turning off the nvidia drivers and use the xfree86 nv driver (2d only)
and see if the freezes go away.

What kind of disks do you have?  IDE? SATA? SCSI?  Controller?

On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 03:34:58PM -0400, Marshall Lewis wrote:
> I'm not sure how to begin debugging this, it's not something that I've
> ever had happen on a linux system before.  I have an opteron workstation
> here at work, and it locks up more or less randomly... It's a complete
> system freeze.  There are no messages about it in /var/log/messages, and
> I'm guessing there aren't any messages on the consoles, although I have
> no real way to confirm. 
> It doesn't seem to be application related (unless maybe it's X itself or
> the nvidia drivers), and is not load related.  .. it can happen while
> I'm clicking around in firefox, typeing on openoffice, coding in nedit
> or zend studio, highlighting text, etc.. etc... .. and of course it even
> happens when my back is turned (probably out of spite).
>  On any other machine I might suspect the ram.. and I guess I'm kinda
> suspecting the ram here, but it is an opteron, and it's running with ECC
> ram... so ram really shouldn't be an issue right?  or wrong? : )
> Any suggestions on how I can determine the cause of the lockup? (or at
> least narrow it down).  BTW these lockups occured in FC1 as well
> (currently running FC2T3).
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Bill Broadley
Computational Science and Engineering
UC Davis

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