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Re: Kernel Panic / Crash, Kdump no help

On Thu, 2007-07-26 at 16:31 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 10:38:59 -0400
> Does it crash when idle or only when you are doing something. 

It crashes in many cases, loaded, unloaded, in X, in run level 3, in run
level 1.

> If the
> former then flip to a text console before leaving it and you should get a
> trace on console.

No input works, I can not switch to a text console. This motherboard
does not have a serial port so I can't even redirect over that.

> Also see if turning off screensavers magically helps for the idle case

The only screensaver is screen blanking.

> lspci says your box is utterly generic - no unusual hardware of note and
> nothing that stands out as likely to be iffy. Is it solid under other OS
> products do you know ?

It's twin (Same motherboard and CPU but different RAM) is solid under XP
but I haven't tried another OS on this machine.

I now suspect the memory, so I'm testing each stick one at a time.

Any clue why kexec and kdump don't work? 

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