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Re: Random crashes that won't allow rebooting easily

On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 06:32:08AM -0700, Bill Harris wrote:
> Bill Harris <wsharris13@gmail.com> writes:
> > Thanks for your quick response.  The laptop is currently crashed, and so
> > I'll check logs and more later.  I discovered uprecords a while back, and
> I booted into W7 and launched IE last night, and then I shut down again.
> Then I booted Debian.  This time it worked, but I have no reason to
> believe that following those steps is anything more than superstition.
> Before that, I had tried a reboot into Debian recovery mode, and I
> continued on rather than entering a root password for maintenance.
> Somewhere in there it crashed with a log file on the screen.  I don't
> know for sure what log file that was nor whether it wrote it to disk,
> but I found similar messages in 'messages' from the day before when I
> was trying to boot when I rebooted last night.
> Here is a section from 'messages' (one of several) where it said "cut
> here" (I presume that's important :-) ):
> Apr 17 20:08:13 marbach kernel: [76743.293881] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> Apr 17 20:08:13 marbach kernel: [76743.293916] WARNING: at /build/buildd-linux-2.6_2.6.32-48squeeze1-amd64-qu4MIV/linux-2.6-2.6.32/debian/build/source_amd64_none/net/mac80211/tx.c:1330 ieee80211_tx+0x1ad/0x1d3 [mac80211]()
> Apr 17 20:08:13 marbach kernel: [76743.293922] Hardware name: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
> Apr 17 20:08:13 marbach kernel: [76743.293924] tx refused but queue active

This looks like it might be
Try a newer kernel, if you can (though I don't see evidence in that
thread that the change was incorporated into the mainstream kernel)

> Does that mean anything related to an inability to boot?
> Thanks,
> Bill
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