I guess I need a little bit help. Yesterday evening I had a perfectly running potato system. Since I came back to the machine this morning, very strange things keep happening and I don't know why. Is it possible that this is a processor problem ? I'm using a AMD K6-2/266, overclocked to 300MHz, working without problems since over a year. - "info -f gmp" coredumps when paging "Installing MP" unto the end ("xmalloc: Out of virtual memory!") - wmaker segfaults - all things using gtk work very strangely, most themes won't work any more. All applications that use imlib to renders things output black boxes instead of pixmaps. - genius coredumps for "1/2" (but not for things like "4/2") (somewhere in libgmp) - python: "round(0.0)" sometimes returns "0.0", sometimes "nan"!!!: freefly;12> python -c "print round(0.0); print round(0.0),round(0.0)" 0.0 nan 0.0 - suidunregister doesn't work anymore ("if (@_ != 1)" seems to be always true!!), therefore many install scripts fail. - "mv file /tmp" sometimes coredumps with an memory protection error. - scrollbars in xterms are black - scrollers in Netscape don't work reliable any more. - etc.pp. These problems are all reproducible, still I don't see a common pattern, perhaps except numerical routines ??? The strange thing is that most things do work just like before, including networking and other high-level things. One of the last things I did before going to bed was "hdparm -u1 -c1 -m16". I thought this may have corrupted the filesystem, therefore I started to reinstall most packages, but this didn't change a thing.
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