[Novalug] computer hangs up
jhart at kevla.org
Fri Feb 29 16:06:04 EST 2008
> 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
> shorter between login and lockup. So anything I try now has to be quick -
> less than a minute to set up.
> I noticed in Windows that the time is no longer correct, so I opined the
> battery might be fading. I removed it last night and tested it with a
> multimeter, it gives 3 volts which is the rating on it. I'll reinsert when
> I get home tonight. Will a bad CMOS or battery cause the lock up in Fedora,
> but not in Win2000?
My answer to is is yes. Win2000 not not look at a certaion value or parameter,
or might be less forgiving about errors.
If the batt is more than two years old, get a new one just to eliminate this
as a cause.
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 7:36 PM, DonJr <djr1952 at hotpop.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 18:59 -0500, Stuart D. Gathman wrote:
>> > On Wed, 27 Feb 2008, Nino Pereira wrote:
>> > > I've had problems in the past with a computer hanging up. Turned
>> > > out to be the screen saver. I removed the screen saver, and all
>> > > was well ever since.
>> > A screen saver cannot hang the computer without an accomplice in the
>> > form of a kernel or video driver bug.
>> In the past "gnome-screensaver" has taken(EATEN) my keyboard and mouse
>> more then once and refuse to give them back.
>> And the earlier on fix was always kill and/or disable
>> "gnome-screensaver" by clearing it's executable bit(s).
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