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Re: etch : system hangs

Mridul Manohar Mishra wrote:
> Hi,
>    I am using following configuration as my hardware -:
> PIII 700 MHz
> 128 MB SDRAM
> no graphics card
> It shows 5080 as free.
> I am using debian 4.0 and it's my first time with debian based distro.
> I am facing a weird problem. My system either hangs or screen gets
> filled with vertical coloerd lines (like thin copper wires).
> Previously I thought It was related to gnome so i switched to xfce but
> the problem remains. This occures every now or then randomly.
> I a not sure whether it's a hardware or software problem and how to
> catagorise this problem in either of them. Can anyone please help me out?
> Thanx,
> Mridul

Just my two cents as I am not an experienced linux user: I was seeing 
these  very same colored vertical lines (but without the computer
hanging) when I was using with my ATI mobility radeon X700 card the vesa
(generic) driver. Which driver are you using for your graphics card (you
can't have none!)? What do you see at the syslog/dmesg after the reboot?


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