Re: how to debug a random freezing problem?
Thanks for all the suggestions... in the end, I tried removing some of
my memory and it appears to have worked: I had 1x512 and 1x256 (which
should be possible, according to the manual), but now that I removed the
256, the problem has disappeared.
On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 13:16 +0000, Thomas Adam wrote:
> --- Adam Butler <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I installed Ubuntu (Debian w/ 2.6.8 kernel) on my Toshiba Satellite
> They have their own mailing-list.
> > find out the temperature in /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature
> > when it freezes, and it's usually around 66C, which is actually OK,
> > isn't it?
> Maybe. I had this once, and it turned out that the CPU generated so much
> heat that the memory modules didn't like it, and so everything either
> segfaulted, or a total lockup like the one you describe, occured.
> 66C is a little warm. I would have a look at your memory chips, identify
> them, google for the specs, and compare their heat tolerant levels against
> the temperature the CPU is at.
> -- Thomas Adam
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> you for all of them at once when you get better. The
> experience will probably kill you. :)"
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