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Re: re Random lockups

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Frank McCormick <debianlist@videotron.ca> wrote:
On 03/07/12 01:38 PM, Keith McKenzie wrote:

On 3 July 2012 18:10, Frank McCormick <debianlist@videotron.ca
<mailto:debianlist@videotron.ca>> wrote:

        My desktop running Debian Sid just locked up for the 4th or 5th
     time recently.

         There is nothing is the syslog...nothing in the xorg log. The
     system just locks changing what's on the screen to yellow tinged text.
     It locks so tight that only a hard reset gets it back. Alt-SysReq
     does nothing.

         It will lockup at different places...reading mail, browsing the
     web, reading a manual etc etc

         I am running an Intel D865GBF board, and Intel on-board video.

     uname -a

     Linux sid.dummy.org <http://sid.dummy.org> 3.2.0-2-686-pae #1 SMP
     Mon Jun 11 18:27:04 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux

     I have to use "processor.nocst=1" to allow this kernel to boot.

     I don't think it's kernel related as I have been running this kernel
     for a few months and the problem only started recently.

     I ran memtest86 for a couple of hours and it didn't show anything.

     Gkrellm was showing "normal temps" so neither the CPU nor the
     motherboard was overheated...voltages from what I remember were

     I am  stumped. Suggestions ??


I had been experiencing random browser lock ups (Squeeze), & it turned
out to be my /var was filling up.

Possibly something to check.

   They are not just browser lockups...they occur at other times as

   Lots of room in /var.

   I suspect buggy  video drivers but don't have any hard evidence to file a
bug report

   Does anybody have suggestions for a video card which does not require all
sort of slight-of-hand and magic incantations like NVidia does ?

>>> On 03/07/12 05:48 PM, Dan Hitt wrote:> Hi Frank,
>>> If anybody replies privately, please repost to the list (or if you
>>> otherwise solve your problem).

   I did repost to the list - please don't top post.

>>> Video cards are reputed to be the cause of lots of the evil in
>>> the computer world, but i'm too uninformed to know.  However,
>>> i would really like to know how to debug the situation, including
>>> replacing the hardware if that's what the situation calls for.

  I would like to know that too - this Intel onboard video is a


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