Bug 141307 - System crashes intermittently
Summary: System crashes intermittently
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-11-30 10:20 UTC by Nigel Horne
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:13 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-02-13 04:36:49 UTC
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Output of /sbin/lsmod (2.47 KB, text/plain)
2004-11-30 15:02 UTC, Nigel Horne
no flags Details

Description Nigel Horne 2004-11-30 10:20:52 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3)

Description of problem:
About once a week the system crashes.

FC1 and FC2 were more stable.
It isn't a hardware problem since Windows and FreeBSD are solid.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Linux

Actual Results:  Caps lock and scroll lock flash about once a second.
No error messages appear and nothing suspisious are in any log files.

Expected Results:  Linux should be stable.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Sitsofe Wheeler 2004-11-30 14:58:41 UTC
Could you attach the output of /sbin/lsmod ?

Comment 2 Nigel Horne 2004-11-30 15:02:17 UTC
Created attachment 107628 [details]
Output of /sbin/lsmod

As requested.

Comment 3 Sitsofe Wheeler 2004-12-01 19:01:28 UTC
Hmm doesn't look like anything too out of the ordinary was in there outside
maybe the befs module.

I guess it might be worth your while attaching "lspci -v" and dmesg output too
but if the kernel is hanging but you can't see where, I'm not sure this is going
to be resolved quickly. If possible, maybe you could leave your machine on
virtual console 1 and see if anything turns up there when it dies. Outside that
you start needing serial consoles or netdump...

Are you sure a "grep -i oops /var/log/messages*" doesn't turn up anything?

Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-01-14 07:24:16 UTC
any improvement with the latest updates ?

Comment 5 Nigel Horne 2005-01-18 08:25:32 UTC
I've downgraded the video card (I needed a more powerful card on another 
machine) and all now seems fine. 
The old card was an NVidia one, perhaps there's a bug there? The card works 

Comment 6 Dave Jones 2005-02-13 04:38:03 UTC
one thing that could be worth checking -- some powerful video cards put quite a
strain on PSUs. If your system was already borderline pushing the capacity, then
a faster video card may have been enough to push it over the edge when its being
heavily used.

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