Re: machine hangs after buying new monitor
On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 09:49:11PM -0700, Krzys Majewski wrote:
> OK quickly before it hangs again..
> can't be sure they're related, but it only started hanging after I set
> up the new monitor.. new monitor means new modelines etc., so I guess it
> could have something to do with my ati xpert 98 putting out higher
> bandwidth.. or not at all. It did hang three times with no X running
IMHO the worst thing that can happen if you change your monitor is
that the monitor itself might break and not display anything at
all. It is a passive device which is not able to influence the
Computer in any way.
> though: one kernel panic after rebooting from the first hang, then
> it hung during fsck, then it hung at the login prompt after entering
> runlevel 1. It's hung about six times in the past two hours. A few
> days ago I tinkered with the cpu (put in a new fan) but no problems
> until now. Also I reinstalled sendmail last night, and installed
> mutt. OK, I have no idea. Tried rerunning lilo (in case a bit got
> flipped in the boot image) as well as another kernel from floppy, no
> go. Any suggestions on how to debug this welcome. Not even sure
> which logs to look through and what for.. -chris
Check the following:
Look for the nice tool "memtest86" (http://freshmeat.net"
Use "badblocks" to check if you have got any
Check if it does sit on the CPU perfectly, maybe there is a little
space in there and it gets too hot. Might very well be the reason.