[scottish] Random lockups! Hardware Diagnostics?

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Mon Oct 10 13:55:28 BST 2005

Harry F Doherty wrote:
> Hi
> I've been having random lockups on my machine - no response to keyboard
> or mouse. This has happen both mid X session and when trying to log on
> a tty.
> I assume this is a hardware problem?
> All my hardware is pretty suspect as I found it in bins.
> I think I've ruled out memory (memtest) and power supply (multimeter).
> ide-smart on both my hard drives gives "passed" on all lines.
> I'm not sure what to make of my smartctl -i output (listings below).
> So I'm not completely satisfied I've ruled out a hard drive/ide
> problem.
> So where do I go from here?
> I need to check my logs, but where and what?
> I'm using debian testing with kernel 2.2.20.

I'll put money on that being a possible issue; try a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel.
 You're running 2.2 on testing?  Is it a handrolled kernel?

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