Re: Hardware diagnostics
On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 23:37 -0400, Scott Gifford wrote:
> Can anybody recommend a good hardware diagnostic or "burn-in" program?
> I have used memtest86 and will try that, but ideally I'd like to
> stress test more of the system than just the memory. Something that
> can run on Debian Etch while the machine is live is ideal, or
> something that can be run from a boot CD. Free is preferred (of
> course), but any suggestions are welcome.
I haven't used it myself, but some folks in my local LUG have
It runs from a CD or USB key and is mostly open-source (except for one
library provided by Intel and one provided by AMD). They say they've
built it from source on Red Hat/CentOS 5, Debian Lenny, and Ubuntu
Hardy. They also provide a script if you want to build it yourself.
> Also, if anybody has a suggestion of what might fix an Etch system
> that's freezing up periodically with nothing in the logs, those
> suggestions are welcome too. :-)
What's the CPU and chipset? I've experienced freezes like that (nothing
in the logs, no kernel panic -- just ... stops working), but the problem
seems to be specific to my CPU and chipset.