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

Richard Meyer meyerri at westnet.com.au
Sun Mar 16 00:43:25 WST 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-16 at 00:28 +0900, Patrick Coleman wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 11:00 PM, Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au> 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.
> When this happens, do your Num + Caps + Scroll lock lights on your
> keyboard all flash? If this is the case, it means you're getting a
> kernel panic, which you can hopefully determine the cause of.

Thanks for the interest, but, no - nothing appears out of the ordinary -
except the desk rodent is dead, the keyboard is defunct and so forth - I
haven't run memtest on this machine lately, but I will do so tomorrow
(BTW it has premium mem cards in it  -  they cost at least $2 per chip
more than the usual) ,,,,

> You may also want to eliminate memory errors as the cause (probably
> the most common cause of lockups) by running memtest86, which should
> be available on most OS install CDs.  Ubuntu definately has it, I'd be
> surprised if OpenSUSE didn't. memtest86 will write data to your memory
> and read it back to attempt to detect any problems.
> If this picks up problems you should be able to work out which module
> has failed and get it replaced.
> Cheers,
> Patrick
Richard Meyer
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