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Re: [vox-tech] not sure what to call it



patrick,

assuming this isn't a new install:

the most important question for you to ask is "what changed".  what was
the last administrative type thing you did?  have you recently installed
any rpms?  a kernel?  modify /etc/modules.conf?

systems don't just "go bad" unless there's a hardware problem involved.

what happens when you boot the thing in single user mode?

have you looked at dmesg for any clues why this may be happening?

try to disable USB.  we've recently had problems at installfests with
mandrake and USB.

pete

begin Patrick Stockton <codejnki@codejnki.com> 
> I've got a Mandrake 8.2 install that periodically will stop reponding after
> logging in.  It will prompt for username and password and then just sit
> there.  I can't switch between virtual terminals nor give a CTRL+ALT+DEL to
> cleanly shut the system down.  The only thing I am able to do is power cycle
> the box.
> 
> This happens no matter how I'm logging either via the console, graphical X
> via KDM,  remote SSH, or a Webmin login.
> 
> Now even though the login I'm attemping has stopped responding all kernel
> level networking still works because the box still acts as the internet
> gateway for the rest of my client boxes just fine.
> 
> I've run Linux in the form of one distro or another for as long as I've had
> this box which I built in the summer of '98.  I really don't think it's a
> hardware issue but maybe I'm wrong.  The install is failry stock.  The
> kernel is 2.4.18-6mdk (Mandrake's default kernel).  The hard drive is
> formatted with ext3 and supermount is enabled on the removable drives.  For
> simplicity's sake I used Mandrakes internet sharing utility which installs
> DHCP server, Bind namecashing, and sets up the appropriate filtering rules
> between the cable modem and the lan.
> 
> I would realy appreicate any help in tracking down why this is happening.
> 
> Patrick
> 
> 
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