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



Actually this a new install.  It is about 3 weeks old and has done it since
I installed it.  The problem is that it's almost random.  My girlfriend and
I use it as an internet terminal and one of us will log out and the other
will try to log in and it'll hang.

But speaking of new RPM's I did add Sun Java because she likes to play Yahoo
card games.  I'm wondering if that could be the problem.

Scanning both dmesg and messages hasn't revealed a prime suspect which is
why I turned to the list.  I guess I'm just too used to things working :)

I've dissabled USB and will watch to see what happens.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2002 11:14 AM
Subject: 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
>
*snip*

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