[olug] RH 7.3 froze up?!?!!?!
adamh at omaha.org
Mon Jul 22 14:20:55 UTC 2002
First, on the sound issue, you need to see if the redhat hardware
detection scripts recognized your sound card. As root, open a shell and
run the program
It should walk you through detecting your soundcard. If this fails for
whatever reason, you'll have to do some work manually. Try 'cat
/proc/pci', do you see your sound card listed there?
The freeze up issue could be many things. When this happens to me, I first
attempt to detemine if it's a kernel or a gui thing. If you can ping the
box and ssh into it (be aware that I don't believe redhat turns on the ssh
server by default) then it's just the gui. Can you kill X Windows with
ctrl-alt-backspace? If you can't hit it from the network then it's
not the gui. Are there any messages in /var/log/messages relating to this?
Try booting the system into single user mode and leave it sit for a while.
Does it still lock up? If so, then it's probably a hardware issue. Like
most troubleshooting efforts, you just have to work it down to a
limited environment where you can isolate one control variable.
Good luck, let us know how it goes
Technical Coordinator, AIM Institute
adamh at omaha.org
(402) 345-5025 x115
On Sat, 20 Jul 2002 irishmasms at netscape.net wrote:
> Ok, the laptop was running RH 7.2 until Installfest, where I got a copy of the install CD's and fought through the upgrade. The specific kernel version I do not know, nor if I am running the crossover plugin.
> Yes, I do have network connectivity to the laptop, and still have good link lights and traffic even though the GUI is frozen up. Never thought of telnetting to it though; never even thought I could.
> The link Chris Miller sent along (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/22137) seems similar, but does not have a good answer (yet).
> Now, I was (and still am) having a sound issue, which developed when I upgraded to the new version of RH. I get a window that pops up & says
> Informational artsmessage
> Sound server informational message:
> Error while initializing the sound driver
> device/dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)
> The sound server will continue, using the null output device
> So, I just booted the laptop to RH and all is fine so far.... nice and frustrating. Any pointers to fix the sound problem & tshoot the lockup issue would be appreciated... I will purchase the first round of shots next time! lol
> Mike Hostetler <thehaas at binary.net> wrote:
> >Are you running the Crossover plugin? I've had something similar to this
> >happen to me with that. It had to do with the OSS sound drivers in the
> >2.4.18 kernel.
> >If you don't have Crossover, but have sound configured, it may be a
> >place to start. Try booting with an alternative kernel.
> >If you have another machine, and you can plug the network into the
> >laptop, have you tried telneting to it?
> >just some random ideas. Some more info would be helpful, like -- has
> >this laptop ran Linux before? If so, what distro was it? What kernel was it?
> >Timothy G. O'Brien wrote:
> >>Well I just booted up my laptop to RH 7.3 - when it promptly froze up. I still have the KDE desktop, but can not get anything else or the cursor to move.
> >>How the hell do I shut it down, other than unplugging the power & battery?
> >>Why would this happen? Any way to prevent it in the future?
> >>Thanks from the Linux & RH 7.3 newbie....
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