Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Linux keep on crashing my labtop]
On Sun, Sep 26, 1999 at 02:47:10PM +0200, Hanno Wagner wrote:
> I installed Debian 2.1 linux on my IBM Think Pad 770 with a 233MHz
> Pentium MMX with 128MB of RAM on a 2GB disk partition. I am running
> linux 3.0.36 kernel. The machine is dual bootable: M$ NT (not by choice)
> and linux. The problem that I am encountering is that my linux
> installation crashes my labtop just about every day since I installed
> it. When it crashes everything "freezes"--even the power button. When
> this happens the last entry in the syslog contains sometimes, multiple
> entries of the following line:
> "Date_and_time my_machine_name -- MARK --"
These are just keep-alives of the syslog daemon nothing unusual ...
> Has anyone else encounter this phenomon? On my previous job my
Nope .. Althought i havent got a 770 ...
> workstation was debian 2.1 linux and I administered a number of linux
> machines and these machines were very stable: they were up 24hrs/day
> pretty much all year round.
I am running Debian slink with a Kernel 2.2.12 + pcmcia + irda + alsa on my
Thinkpad 390 without any problem ...
> I suspect that the problem is most likely related to my labtop hardware.
What modules do you have loaded - Any pcmcia utils ? Anything special
you are doing while the machine crashes ? Do you have X Running ?
You are running quiet an old Kernel though this might not mean its
unstable there might be some fixes to known problems in the 2 1/2 Years
of development between 2.0.36 and 2.2.12 ...
Try a new kernel ...
Florian Lohoff email@example.com +49-5241-470566
... The failure can be random; however, when it does occur, it is
catastrophic and is repeatable ... Cisco Field Notice