Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55377
Systems hangs after a few minutes of use
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
The systems hangs after a few minutes of use (completely frozen,
requiring power cycling). This happens with 7.2, but not with
7.1 on the same systems.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.run netscape for a while (or any other network application)
3.the system hangs within a short time
Actual Results: The system invariably hangs (by doing any number of
things, so far all have been while on the network).
Expected Results: The system to keep running beautifully as 7.1 does!
I have tried this on two identical systems. These are
1600 MHz Pentium 4 systems from IBM (NetVista) with 256MB
of RAM. Both hang with 7.2, but do not appear to hang with
NOTE: I have also observed the system hang with no X-windows running.
I was simply running rsync from the console (with no windows) and
the system froze after a few minutes.
I suspect a swap problem.
I have the exact same problem on my system:
Tyan Tiger 133 with dual PIII 550
384 MB DRAM
40GB Samsung EIDE HD
ATI Radeon 7200 VIVO
My system is stable under 7.1, but hangs after a short period of use under
7.2. I tested this under the SMP kernel and the UP kernel.
Is this still true for the updated kernel errata ?
I cannot keep the system up long enough to download the errata kernel, so I do
I installed 7.2 again, after downloading the errata kernel to a Windows ME
partition. The system lasted long enough for me to install the kernel. After
it crashed, I selected the errata kernel. Same behavior. After a few minutes,
the system had to be power-cycled. I then back-reved to 7.1
I had a very similar problem with 7.2.
I'm running with an Intel D845HV motherbd w. P1.5 ghz, 256 meg, ATI rage pro
AGP graphics card. The system is solid as a rock under 7.1. With 7.2 it will
hang randomly sometimes after a few minutes, sometimes after an hour or so.
I'm using KDE as the desktop. I've since reverted back to 7.1 and haven't had
to reboot since.
Had the same problem until resently. My solution was to rebuild the kernel
using the 2.4.18 instead of 2.4.7-10. I am not 100% certain that this solves
the problem, but right now I have been able to download about 1 gig of
sorcecode over FTP from another server, and it seems to be running quite stable.
Also the machine has been up and runnung (including Xserver and a sybase
server) for about 3 hours.
So it might be worth a try.
I have the same problem with a newer Gateway machine. RedHat 7.2 hangs
routinely, especially while running Mozilla, or gftp, or simply using X.
Thought this problem might be the video card: NVIDIA GeForce 2 or the security
on my system??
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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