[Novalug] computer hangs up
Stuart D. Gathman
stuart at gathman.org
Fri Feb 29 12:28:14 EST 2008
On Fri, 29 Feb 2008, Tim wrote:
> Thanks for all the suggestions. My computer is still locking up in Fedora
> 8, but running in Win2000. I looked at the xorg.conf file, there was no
> module section to edit. I removed the gnome-screensaver and any others I
> found with "yum remove". The running of memtest from a bootable CD locked
> up, I checked the disk at work and it ran fine. It is actually getting
You've pinpointed your problem right there: bad memory.
> shorter between login and lockup. So anything I try now has to be quick -
> less than a minute to set up.
> I get home tonight. Will a bad CMOS or battery cause the lock up in Fedora,
> but not in Win2000?
No, but bad memory can. There used to be a linux-ecc project where
bad memory pages would be mapped out, allowing you to use imperfect RAM
modules. But that requires some way to detect the bad pages, e.g. ECC -
not common in laptops/desktops.
Stuart D. Gathman <stuart at bmsi.com>
Business Management Systems Inc. Phone: 703 591-0911 Fax: 703 591-6154
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