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Re: random hard resets

On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 11:28:55PM +0200, Jose A. Ortega Ruiz wrote:
> hi. i'm using debian on a G4 iBook 12'' with a 2.6.11 kernel
> Linux imladris 2.6.11 #1 Thu Jun 30 11:10:09 CEST 2005 ppc GNU/Linux
> i've compiled the kernel myself, but just applied to debian's
> kernel-source the 'control key' patch that makes ctrl:nocaps work,
> leaving the default debian kernel config untouched.
> since 2 or 3 weeks ago, my laptop has just switch-off 3 or 4 times. i
> haven't detected a pattern, except that i was always on AC power (and
> most probably using emacs, since i spent most of my time in there).
> and suddenly, poof, the laptop switches off, like it does when you
> hold down the power button. upon rebooting, nothing seems wrong,
> *except* that the clock has been reset to Jan 1st 1904 (sic)!!!
> i have no clue what's causing this behaviour, or wether it's a hw or
> sw problem: has anybody suffered from something similar?

this happens to me when the battery is removed from the laptop for 30
seconds or so. i would first suspect your battery is dying. does it seem
to charge fine? what does syslog says?

ciao, paul

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