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Pol Boller
Hi,

I am a longtime Windows & Unix user and over the years have tried to use Linux at home, but have always encountered one problem or another. The problems were usually lack of hardware support (which is why I reluctantly dropped OS/2 Warp for Windows way back when :-(

A friend (and longtime Linux advocate) suggested I try SuSe 10.1. It installed without a hitch and boots fast. The KDE GUI is slick. All apps I want are already loaded... I'm lovin' it... except my PC was suddenly locking up after a few hrs of use (I was getting between 2 & 6 hrs of uptime). After disabling kerry, beagled, powersaved the system still locked up. After a bit more testing, I found that my system will stay up if loaded... I have been running a stress test which does a gzip on each and every file on my HD and my system has been up now for almost 2 days! I've tried variants of this stress test which included a sleep interval, but still had lockups. When the stress test is running full tilt, I have had no lockups (and don't really notice that it's running).

So, I'm thinking there is a demon (pun intended :-) process which kicks in when the system is quiescent... any ideas? What processes can I safely disable?

All thoughts & suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks!
Pol.

BTW My system is pretty simple:
ASUS P5VDC motheboard
Celeron 2.93
512M DDR RAM
2x80 Gb WD IDE HD
VIA onboard graphics
onboard LAN

I have read of install probs with this motherboard and built in graphics and SATA, but my prob is not with the install and I am not using SATA.
Pol Boller
2 days, 23hrs 48 min... still up... I'll bet if I stop my "stress test" it will lock up within hours...
What could it be? What processes take advantage of an unloaded CPU?

Thanks,
Pol.


QUOTE (Pol Boller @ Sep 24 2006, 10:24 AM) *
Hi,

I am a longtime Windows & Unix user and over the years have tried to use Linux at home, but have always encountered one problem or another. The problems were usually lack of hardware support (which is why I reluctantly dropped OS/2 Warp for Windows way back when :-(

A friend (and longtime Linux advocate) suggested I try SuSe 10.1. It installed without a hitch and boots fast. The KDE GUI is slick. All apps I want are already loaded... I'm lovin' it... except my PC was suddenly locking up after a few hrs of use (I was getting between 2 & 6 hrs of uptime). After disabling kerry, beagled, powersaved the system still locked up. After a bit more testing, I found that my system will stay up if loaded... I have been running a stress test which does a gzip on each and every file on my HD and my system has been up now for almost 2 days! I've tried variants of this stress test which included a sleep interval, but still had lockups. When the stress test is running full tilt, I have had no lockups (and don't really notice that it's running).

So, I'm thinking there is a demon (pun intended :-) process which kicks in when the system is quiescent... any ideas? What processes can I safely disable?

All thoughts & suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks!
Pol.

BTW My system is pretty simple:
ASUS P5VDC motheboard
Celeron 2.93
512M DDR RAM
2x80 Gb WD IDE HD
VIA onboard graphics
onboard LAN

I have read of install probs with this motherboard and built in graphics and SATA, but my prob is not with the install and I am not using SATA.
DS2K3
I suggest that you create a bash script that lopps every few seconds, and writes the output of command "ps -Al" to a file. Hopefully your computer will then lock up and leave you with a list of processes that were running at the time. I'm no bash scripter though, so i'm afraid I can't help create such a script.

D
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