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Re: Everything seems to cause a reboot



On 12/19/2011 10:06 PM, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> On 12/19/2011 6:01 PM, goossens@rsc.anu.edu.au wrote:
> 
>> I have a i7 quad core 2600K, running current squeeze 6.0.3 with default
>> Gnome installation.
>>
>> 2.6.32-5-amd64 kernel, 8 GB ram.
>>
>> When I try to shutdown, reboot, logout, switch user or Ctrl-Alt-Fn to
>> switch tty the machine does a hard reset and reboots.
> ...
>> I have an IBM Model M 101 keyboard.
> 
> The quick fix is to simply swap your high quality clack-itty dinosaur KB
> with its inbuilt 8042 chip for any new off the shelf modern KB of your
> choice from $5 to $50.  However, your current selection of the Model M
> for modern use demonstrates a psychological profile that prevents you
> from taking the easy route.  (Or, did you tell a half truth?  Is this KB
> actually a newer Unicomp knockoff?  If so the problem is probably not
> the KB)
> 
> So, you can monkey with the BIOS A20 setting, try a PS/2-USB converter,
> hack up a20.c, etc, to see if any of these things work for you.  If not,
> take option #1 and simply move on with life.  Hang the Model M on a wall
> or something as a trophy.

And it's also possible you have a video card/driver problem.  Post
make/model of video chip (GPU) and driver you are using.

-- 
Stan


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