Re: Linux crashes a lot
On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 02:52:06AM -0500, John Reinke wrote:
> Yep, that's what I said. Linux crashes a lot.
> It commonly seems to coincide with Netscape crashing, but it almost always
> takes the whole system with it. I can't Ctrl-Alt-Backspace or change to
> another console. Occasionally I can telnet into the box and try to kill X,
> but it never works. I always end up having to hit the reset button, which
> doesn't make me happy. Twice, it has crashed while running dselect from a
This indicates possibly a hardware or configuration problem.
dselect/apt can be fairly resource intensive -- if your box is
overheating it might crash. The other possibility is too little
ram/swap which may cause a VFS error with the kernel (have you checked
> I need to use a "real" web browser, which seems to mainly be Netscape. I
> shouldn't be forced not to use Netscape, just so my box doesn't crash -
> this is Linux after all. I've tried different window managers
> (Enlightenment, Afterstep, Windowmaker...), but that doesn't help.
> I've considered compiling the magic key combination into the kernel, but
> it's the crashing or rebooting that I'd like to avoid in the first place.
> but not totally), what can/should I do to keep from crashing so often?
> Right now, it seems to crash about every other day.
> Additionally, I had something else weird happen today. I couldn't log into
> my box from another machine, xdm, or a console, but it was still running
> IPMasq services, etc. I finally had to reset it, since I couldn't get into
> it at all. It would never complete the validating process. The kernel logs
> showed the output like I see sometimes when it crashes and I'm at the
> console - several lines of addresses and numbers. Any suggestions to
> prevent this from happening again would also be helpful.
There's definitely something screwy going on here. Again, check your
logs for errors.
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