Re: Kernel Panic (OT)
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On Tuesday 07 May 2002 03:16 pm, Troy Telford wrote:
> Linux reports it as a problem with kernel paging (sometimes deferencing a
> null pointer, 00000000h)
That sure smells like a memory issue. Though the rest of the message leads
me to wonder if it is a mb problem. A good way to verify your memory is by
memtest86 - A thorough real-mode memory tester. <from apt-cache search>
This lets you boot onto a memtest86 kernel and starts running a series of
tests on your memory. I just added a lilo.conf entry for the box I was
testing, and it worked very well.
> What I've done:
> 1.) Pulled out everything but the video card.
> 2.) Tried every combination possible using the memory I have in my system.
> (Using only one DIMM, in slot 1, slot 2, swap DIMMS, do it again, have
> both dimms in, changing order.) 3.) Changed the Video card, repeated (2).
> There was no noticible difference in the behavior of any combination of
> steps 1-3.
> So my bet is something with the Motherboard, but I'm hoping to be guided
> towards some additional info / diagnostic utilities/methods.
Good work. I have heard many horror stories about video cards. I do not
know of any hardware tools, but I bet there is a Debian user that may have
some ideas. I also have a box that gets silly in my shed. I have a feeling
that it might actually be the AMD cpu :(
Best of luck to you.
Jaye Inabnit\ARS ke6sls\/A GNU-Debian linux user\/ http://www.qsl.net/ke6sls
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