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Re: OT: knoppix memtest powers off after 35 mins

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 05:49:51PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Kent West wrote:
> > Running memtest86 from a Knoppix LiveCD on an HP pavilion ze4400 laptop. 
> > No errors, but the laptop powers off consistently after about 35 minutes 
> > of testing.
> If that is consistently 35 minutes then it makes me wonder how the
> BIOS power saving settings are configured.  I would guess that the
> BIOS is not seeing any input and therefore turning the machine off
> because it thinks it is idle.  I believe that after the OS is booted
> it takes over these things.  But memtest may not be programmed to do
> this for that machine while the linux kernel in knoppix does.
> Just a guess...

I agree with this. It bears some digging into the bios.


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