On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 02:40:58PM -0600, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 10:50:46AM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > For some months I've had increasing troubles with my
> > 4.9/4.10 abruptly crashing. This morning I found my
> > workhorse server, tao, down and hung up while trying to
> > fsck /usr. I cleaned everything thoroughly and then
> > started xdm. The grey screen showed, the mouse was frozen;
> > after 30 seconds, BOOM. Another crash. After yet
> > another round of fsck's, I tried startx. To see what
> > errs might kill the X11 boot. No: same blank grey screen,
> > same frozen mouse,same OS crash.
> > I tried /stand/sysinstall to reconfigure X. No luck.
> > I'm now doing my next stable sup upgrade and am doing
> > yet another buildworld && buildkernel.
> > I doubt this will resolve the X Window snafu, tho. So:::
> > what x11/*XFree* ports do I have to fetch/build/install??
> > ((I'm assuming the reason for the crash was X-related,
> > but this is only a first-SWAG.) Also, if anybody has had a
> > similar problem, please let me know.
> > tia, people,
> > gary, ssh'd in from ethic.thought.org
> Could this be a hardware issue? All other things being mostly constant
> I wouldn't think that software usually all of a sudden goes bad or gets
> misconfigured. Possibly it got corrupted on the disk for some reason,
> but then I might wonder what caused the disk to get corrupted in the
> first place. How about trying a new video card and/or peripherals?
> This is assuming that your setup was working one day and then the next
> went bad, or if it is flaky and intermittent.
Yes, it certainly could be a bad disc or even bad DIMM.
I'm running an i815 motherboard that had video/audio
built in. But the drive may have gotten kicked or bumped.
How can I test a 40G drive??
Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public service Unix
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