Re: uncalled for reboot

2006-12-24 Thread Garrett Cooper

Rico Secada wrote:

On Sat, 23 Dec 2006 14:38:43 -0700
Z. Wade Hampton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  

Thanks Bill.  I'll keep that in mind.
I think I have the problem figured out.
*base=/var/db
was set in the supfile. 


After changing it to /usr, the problem went away.



You can be 99.9% sure that the problem wasn't that. It is, like it is stated, 
most likely a hardware problem but initialized by using cvsup. My guess is RAM 
problems. Try using MEMTESTER.
 
  

Regards,
ZWH




However, spontaneous reboots are almost always hardware problems.  Have
you verified that your RAM, hard drive, cooling, power, and all other
hardware factors are in proper operation?  That would be the first
logical step in diagnosing this.

-Bill

I agree with what everyone else has said before me. My recommendations:
1. Run Dell diags CD.
2. Run memtest86+.
3. Upgrade the BIOS if possible; Dell's move to AMD chipsets is recent, 
and a BIOS upgrade might be beneficial for your machine.


-Garrett
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Re: uncalled for reboot

2006-12-23 Thread Beech Rintoul
On Saturday 23 December 2006 11:41, Z. Wade Hampton wrote:
 Greetings to all,
 I am attempting to run cvsup-without-gui on a Dell Inspiron 1501, with
 amd64x2 processor and 2GbRAM.
 I am using the ports-supfile modified to suit location and RELENG_6_1.

 The process begins, and starts deleting the old stuff...no problem.
 Then, about 10 minutes into it, the system reboots all by itself - no
 apparent reason.

 Any ideas?

 Season's Greetings,
 Z. Wade Hampton
 Twin Bridges, Montana

I don't know about the reboot, but you should always use the head . tag for 
ports (note that's a period without the quotes). Ports don't follow releases 
the way the system does and using anything other than the head tag will just 
delete your entire ports tree. The port itself will determine the proper 
configs for your system.

My /etc/cvsupfile-ports is as follows:

*default  host=cvsup6.freebsd.org
*default  base=/usr
*default  prefix=/usr
*default  release=cvs
*default  delete use-rel-suffix
*default  compress
ports-all tag=.  Use the head tag.

Change the default host to whatever is closest to you. 

Beech


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Re: uncalled for reboot

2006-12-23 Thread Abdullah Al-Marrie

On 12/23/06, Z. Wade Hampton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Greetings to all,
I am attempting to run cvsup-without-gui on a Dell Inspiron 1501, with amd64x2
processor and 2GbRAM.
I am using the ports-supfile modified to suit location and RELENG_6_1.

The process begins, and starts deleting the old stuff...no problem.
Then, about 10 minutes into it, the system reboots all by itself - no apparent
reason.

Any ideas?

Season's Greetings,
Z. Wade Hampton
Twin Bridges, Montana


Heat issue?

Please do

sysctl hw.acpi.thermal

Make sure you have
hw.acpi.thermal.tz0.passive_cooling: 1

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Re: uncalled for reboot

2006-12-23 Thread Z. Wade Hampton
On Saturday 23 December 2006 14:10, Bill Moran wrote:
 Z. Wade Hampton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Greetings to all,
  I am attempting to run cvsup-without-gui on a Dell Inspiron 1501, with
  amd64x2 processor and 2GbRAM.
  I am using the ports-supfile modified to suit location and RELENG_6_1.
 
  The process begins, and starts deleting the old stuff...no problem.
  Then, about 10 minutes into it, the system reboots all by itself - no
  apparent reason.

 You need to gather and provide considerably more information, unless
 there's someone on list who is psychic.  FreeBSD version, hardware
 data, etc ...

Thanks Bill.  I'll keep that in mind.
I think I have the problem figured out.
*base=/var/db
was set in the supfile. 

After changing it to /usr, the problem went away.

Regards,
ZWH



 However, spontaneous reboots are almost always hardware problems.  Have
 you verified that your RAM, hard drive, cooling, power, and all other
 hardware factors are in proper operation?  That would be the first
 logical step in diagnosing this.

 -Bill
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Re: uncalled for reboot

2006-12-23 Thread Bill Moran
Z. Wade Hampton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Greetings to all,
 I am attempting to run cvsup-without-gui on a Dell Inspiron 1501, with 
 amd64x2 
 processor and 2GbRAM.
 I am using the ports-supfile modified to suit location and RELENG_6_1.
 
 The process begins, and starts deleting the old stuff...no problem.
 Then, about 10 minutes into it, the system reboots all by itself - no 
 apparent 
 reason.

You need to gather and provide considerably more information, unless
there's someone on list who is psychic.  FreeBSD version, hardware
data, etc ...

However, spontaneous reboots are almost always hardware problems.  Have
you verified that your RAM, hard drive, cooling, power, and all other
hardware factors are in proper operation?  That would be the first
logical step in diagnosing this.

-Bill
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Re: uncalled for reboot

2006-12-23 Thread Rico Secada
On Sat, 23 Dec 2006 14:38:43 -0700
Z. Wade Hampton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 
 Thanks Bill.  I'll keep that in mind.
 I think I have the problem figured out.
 *base=/var/db
 was set in the supfile. 
 
 After changing it to /usr, the problem went away.

You can be 99.9% sure that the problem wasn't that. It is, like it is stated, 
most likely a hardware problem but initialized by using cvsup. My guess is RAM 
problems. Try using MEMTESTER.
 
 Regards,
 ZWH
 
 
 
  However, spontaneous reboots are almost always hardware problems.  Have
  you verified that your RAM, hard drive, cooling, power, and all other
  hardware factors are in proper operation?  That would be the first
  logical step in diagnosing this.
 
  -Bill
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