[plug] SUSE 10.3 HANGS hard - or Windows-like behaviour from Linux ....
bernie at innovative.iinet.net.au
Mon Mar 17 09:08:42 WST 2008
Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au> wrote:
>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.
How about the power button interrupt to shutdown/restart?
>Basically soon after a boot, it just hangs - I thought it was Firefox,
>but, not restarting FF doesn't stop the hangs, it does delay them.
>Starting up and signing on to Evolution also causes the same hang, but
>today I went away for at least 5 hours and got back and my machine was
>Anybody have any ideas how to
> 1. decide which app is doing it
> 2. why the kernel seems to hang
> 3. WTF is going on ....
Next, boot in "Fail Safe" mode which is almost conservative in the
extreme about how the kernel talks to the hardware.
Add the "irqpoll" kernel command-line option at boot time.
Add a "3" to boot without GUI; worthwhile if you're uncertain about
the graphics chip.
The irqpoll option seems to work well with a lot of hardware that I
deal with in which interrupts just seem to get lost. NVidia chipsets
seem more prone than AMD when there's an AMD processor.
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