Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56120
machine freezes (hangs) after few minutes
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
After the machine completes the boot, enters the runlevel 5 and I log
in, it freezes after a few minutes of usage, during common operations
(I am downloading a file using scp, I am opening "Save" dialog in
mozilla, I click on a link in netscape). The mouse and keyboard cannot
be used. It doesn't respond to ping, telnet, Power button. The only
way to restart it is from Reset button.
I tried to boot it in runlevel 3 (no XServer started) but it freezes
as well (this time during an rpm run, for example)
NOTE(!): RedHat 7.1 installed on the same machine, without any change in
the hardware configuration, and no exotic drivers, works flawlessly.
Win2000 works without a hitch. No thermal instability, Intel Active
Monitor shows 30/29/33 Celsius for days.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
undeterministic.freezes during completely different operations.
just need to wait a couple of minutes.
- Intel D850GBAL motherboard (on-board LAN & audio)
- Intel 100/PRO VM on-board ethernet
- Pentium 4 1.8GHz processor, CoolerMaster (well-installed:) heat sink
- 2X256MB Samsung 800 RIMM
- Western Digital 60GB ATA/100 drive
- VisionTek Xtasy GeForce 3 Ti200 64MB graphics (using the RedHat
GeForce 3 generic drivers, not the ones from nVidia website)
- Nec 5700A DVD, Sony CR160E CD-R
I have a machine with the same network chip a Intel VM and a nvidia based
graphics card, in the eepro mailing list recommended running "eepro100-diag -ee"
to check the sleep mode of the network chip the program is at
http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html, and increase the freepages parameter of
the kernel with 'echo "512 1024 1536" > /proc/sys/vm/freepages'
Sounds like kernel issue.
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