[plug] SUSE 10.3 HANGS hard - or Windows-like behaviour from Linux ....
meyerri at westnet.com.au
Fri Apr 4 08:42:29 WST 2008
Drat - the memory is Crucial (the make, before anyone points out that
having memory is crucial), and it was fine for 2 years, and now
On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 08:38 +0800, Paul Antoine wrote:
> 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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