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Re: [carlton.davis@bell.ca: 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		flo@rfc822.org		      	+49-5241-470566
  ...  The failure can be random; however, when it does occur, it is
  catastrophic and is repeatable  ...             Cisco Field Notice

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