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Re: Daily Kernel Panics



2009/12/12 Steven Stern <subscribed-lists sterndata com>:
> On 12/11/2009 03:45 PM, Hiisi wrote:
>>
>> 2009/12/11 Steven Stern<subscribed-lists sterndata com>:
>>>
>>> How do I report these? I get about one a day, typically while in Firefox
>>> and
>>> doing something else.  The machine locks up tight (flashing num and
>>> scroll
>>> locks) and requires power cycling and nothing seems to get logged. Abrt
>>> doesn't see it after restart.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>>  Steve
>>>
>>
>> The same here:
>> Linux ***.** 2.6.30.9-102.fc11.i586 #1 SMP Thu Dec 3 23:46:37 EST 2009
>> i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
>> And yes, Firefox is not always involved. I've already asked the
>> question on this list (haven't received any responses).
>> How do you know it's kernel panic?
>
> When the machine locks up, the caps-lock and scroll-light both flash. What's
> really annoying is that if I'm playing music, it gets really weird and
> scares the cats.
>
> --
>
>  Steve
>

Do you have desktop effects enabled? I found that my system is much
more stable with desktop effects turned off [1]. My video is ATI [2]
with driver 'ati' [3].

Footmarks:
1. ~]$ uptime
 10:27:28 up 3 days,  9:22,  3 users,  load average: 0.25, 0.22, 0.18
2. ~]$ lspci
[--SNIP--]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon
9600] (Secondary)
3. ati - Vendor-supplied driver for ati cards
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