Re: [linux-audio-user] disaster day #1

From: Dave Phillips <dlphillips@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Tue Jun 07 2005 - 05:40:29 EEST


  My thanks to all respondents for their suggestions, but sad to say, I
got no joy. At this time the machine is unusable and I'll probably have
to take it in for repair or just buy a new mobo. I now can't get beyond
the boot stage, it usually dies with a kernel panic either right away or
shortly after startup. Big bummer.

  I removed all cards, installed a new CPU fan, and tried booting from a
Knoppix disk. The Knoppix live CD also failed with a kernel panic, which
probably means I have a hardware problem either with the RAM or the CPU.
Btw, I've been running RH9 happily on this box for quite a while, it's
hardly a new installation

  I have access to an identical box I'll get to try either tomorrow or
the day after, but this one's DOA for this evening. :(



Dave Phillips wrote:

> Greetings:
> I've been having some problems with my desktop machine during and
> after booting into Planet CCRMA RH9. At first I started getting some
> kernel panics booting into the system, then I started having trouble
> during operation of the system. X would suddenly freeze shortly after
> I started it, usually after the first mouse move.
> Okay, so I don't panic because I have another drive in the same box
> running FC3, so I figure I'll just boot into that system instead and
> transfer files before everything heads south. At first everything
> seemed fine on that drive, but soon after I started using it FC3
> started showing the same symptoms with sudden reboots and total
> freezes of the machine.
> I've been able to transfer a lot of stuff to my laptop via the local
> network, but mounting the RH9 drive is very dangerous, things can
> freeze at any moment. Alas, there's still stuff on that drive that I'd
> like to retrieve.
> So there's something wrong with the box. Can anyone point me in the
> right direction to begin troubleshooting this machine ? Could it be
> RAM ? The graphics card ? Or what ?? And how can I test things on the
> hardware side, i.e., what utilities are indicated ?
> Any and all suggestions vastly appreciated.
> Best,
> dp
Received on Tue Jun 7 08:15:09 2005

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