Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102345
machine goes dead, no keyboard response, no ping response, power cycle required
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:52 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a machine on my LAN that approximately once per hour "goes dead"-- no
keyboard response (caps lock check), machine is unpingable via the ethernet LAN,
etc. ctrl-alt-delete does not work, so a 'cold reboot' is required.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
machine down hard.
Created attachment 93633 [details]
Created attachment 93634 [details]
I am not sure if this problem is hardware related or not. this problem appeared
shortly after I upgraded to Red Hat 9.
I am going to replace artemis with a new machine that ought to be much more
stable. I am almost certain the problems I have been having are related to bug
#102961, since they appear to be APM related, however artemis reboots sometimes
when hasn't even loaded the kernel yet, so I'm not really sure what is going on.
[~] [9:18pm] [artemis] % uname -a
Linux artemis 2.4.20-19.9 #1 Tue Jul 15 17:03:30 EDT 2003 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
I'm tempted to ask: if it's sometimes rebooting before the Linux kernel loads, I
suspect it might be hardware somehow and not Linux. (If you want to try any
software changes, the only thing that loads before the kernel is the bootloader,
so you may want to try changing that. For example, use a SYSLINUX boot floppy
rather than LILO or GRUB off the hard disk.)
I agree. it rebooted twice while I was sitting idle in the BIOS settings :)..
definately not in the kernel.