Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211110
kernel 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 instantly reboots
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:29:05 EST
Description of problem:
When booting kernel 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 (upgraded from 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5) : in
single user mode (other modes evidently not tested), after a few (5-30) random
keystrokes the kernel emits a sound (bell, I guess) and reboots.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot in single user
2. use keyboard for a few seconds
3. gasp in awe
- Dell laptop, Inspiron 9300 (WUXGA, nVidia Go 6800)
- Removed all external hardware, minimum setup
- Made sure kernel not tainted with proprietary nvidia module (renamed before
- Nothing logged to /var/log/messages (when the machine is up long enough to get
Created attachment 138681 [details]
dmesg looks sane. My first thought is possible hardware problems.
Can you try a run of memtest86+ on it ?
Will run memtest86+ first thing in the morning (CET) ; nevertheless, reverting
back to 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 returns to business as usual.
(I've got this hunch about blacklisting pcspkr ...)
- A full run of memtest86+ revealed no defects ;
- Today, after the memtest run, I was unable to reproduce the erroneous
behaviour (though it was perfectly reproducible the day of my report).
- The only relevant (?) package update in the interim seems to be kudzu.
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