Re: [email@example.com: Linux keep on crashing my labtop]
The latest stable kernel in Debian is 2.2.1. I'm downloading it now.
On 26-Sep-99 Florian Lohoff wrote:
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.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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