Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115734
random freezes with FC2 Test1
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
My system (Athlon 2200 XP+, K7S5A mainboard) randomly freezes with the
FC2 Test1 kernel. Nothing interesting can be found in
/var/log/messages after the lock-up.
Any idea how to further debug this problem?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. wait for system lock-ups
- boot with acpi=off
- Overclocked CPU? Does it get too hot? Power supply?
- get the latest BIOS from ECS
How often does it lockup - light load, heavy load or no load.
Post your dmesg and /proc/cpuinfo as attachments, maybe someone can
take a look.
Also upgrade to the latest kernel.
I already tested with acpi=off and on. CPU is not overclocked.
Temparature is normal. Power supply is a 365W ENERMAX. BIOS is already
updated. Kernel is now 2.6.3-18.104.22.168.1.
The lockups do not depend on the load. It just locked up during
up2date. Yesterday I just left the system running idle for ~ 3 hours
and it locked again.
I'll attach /proc/cpuinfo, lspci -vv and dmesg output.
Created attachment 98802 [details]
output from "cat /proc/cpuinfo"
Created attachment 98803 [details]
output of "lspci -vv"
Created attachment 98804 [details]
output of "dmesg"
are you actively using the firewire ?
I have an external SONY Firewire DVD burner connected to the system,
but it always was switched off when the system hung.
With FC2 Test2 the lockup problems are even worse. Now the system
locks up during install time randomly. I boot from CD#1 and install
Is there any way to debug this problem? Serial console?
Can you boot FC2 test 1 with i8142.noaux option?
Not sure if I'm reading this right, but you have two mice? Or a KVM?
Does it boot with only a PS/2 mouse?
Does pci=noacpi help?
I'm now on FC2 Test 2. I'll try i8142.noaux option (BTW: What this
supposed to do?)
There is only one USB mouse connected to the system. No KVM switch.
I already tried all these acpi/apm options to no avail.
Whoops, I must be blind, that's i8042.noaux.
Your dmesg says so, and from Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt:
'[HW] Don't check for auxiliary (== mouse) port'
Can you boot with a PS/2 mouse, instead of USB?
Now with only a PS/2 mouse connected this system just locked up again.
Was the box stable with older Linux ?
I had RHL9 on it and never had a problem with it. I didn't test FC1 on
how are things looking with the final release & update kernel ?
any improvement ?
The system now runs kernel-2.6.6-1.435 and it looks like a really big
improvement compared to all the FC2-Test versions. I haven't seen a
lock-up yet since kernel-2.6.6-1.435 is out.
ok time to close this out then...