[NBLUG/talk] Debugging Linux hangs...

Kyle Rankin kyle at nblug.org
Mon Apr 23 15:23:39 PDT 2007

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 03:19:43PM -0700, Robert P. Thille wrote:
> I've got a new box I'm trying to setup as my main server:
> VIA EPIA EN-15000G Mini-ITX board 1GB RAM in a 1U case (Travla 146)
> Memtest86 runs for days without an issue.
> Various Distributions failed to recognize hardware or would only run X 
> at lower resolutions.
> Fedora Core 6 worked, recognized all the hardware (video card & 
> monitor), but will hang after a few hours or days.
> Booting with the serial console doesn't give me any output when the 
> system hangs.
> Booting to init level 3 and doing all the graphical stuff via VNC from 
> another machine allows the system to stay up longer on average, but it 
> still hangs within a week...
> I'm running the latest kernel available via the yum updates for FC6. 
> 2.6.20-??
> Any ideas for things I can try?  A friend suggested swapping power 
> supplies, but I really doubt that's it, and I don't have a spare one 
> handy.  Anyone want to loan me an ATX powersupply? :-)
> Currently I've got it booted NetBSD from another disk and so far it's 
> stable without X, but trying to 'startx' kills it.
> Anyone else running an EPIA C3/C7 system with linux and happy with it?
> Thanks,
> Robert
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Often problems like that can result from heating issues. Is the computer

Kyle Rankin
NBLUG President
The North Bay Linux Users Group
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