[plug] SUSE 10.3 HANGS hard - or Windows-like behaviour from Linux ....

Paul Antoine pma-la at milleng.com.au
Fri Apr 4 08:38:56 WST 2008


This kind of hang is a classic sign of a memory problem. Anecdotally I 
am seeing a higher failure rate on ram with the increase in ram device 
density in recent times.

I now run Memtest86+ as a matter of course when approaching an unhappy 
PC even when it seems like it might be other components as it reduces 
the number of variables... Memtest86+ is your friend!

It's not dead... it's just sleeping :-)


Richard Meyer wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-03-15 at 23:00 +0900, Richard Meyer wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I'm running OpenSUSE 10.3 on my machine and I have been getting
>> problems. The whole machine hangs such that I cannot ping it from
>> elsewhere and ALT + CTRL + Fx doesn't do anything.
>> It is dead!! I'd quote the Monty Python sketch of the parrot, but I'm
>> sure you know it.
> Just in case anyone was losing sleep, worrying about this (unlikely, I
> know), the problem appears to be hardware. The subtle hint occured to me
> when memtest hung as well.
> I'm sending this from my laptop ATM. Thank goodness I had one.
> Regards
> RM

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