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Re: random hard resets



Elimar Riesebieter wrote:

>> 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've had the same problems running pbbuttonsd <= 0.7 in addition to
> mouseemu.

This might be a good point.  I will try when I am sufficiently sure that I
have found a configuration that works.  I tend to believe I have: since I
installed kernel-image-2.6.8-powerpc nearly three weeks ago, I do not have
"1904" any more.  Before that, I tried several other kernels (2.6.10,
2.6.11, 2.6.12) and even got the hardware replaced completely (except the
hard disk, but including batteries and power suppy), without success.  Sigh

BTW, this was a hint for me to suspect the kernel:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2004/01/msg00874.html

Harry



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