Fedora 7 freezes two or three times per day

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon Jun 18 15:57:43 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 12:37:05AM +1000, Langdon Stevenson wrote:
> My Fedora 7 system is running well, except for the nasty habit of 
> freezing two or three times per day when I am working.  First: all 
> windows stop responding to the mouse and key board, then soon after, the 
> mouse freezes as well.

Have you successfully run other Linux disties on this hardware? Try,
e.g. Ubunutu 7.04, from a live CD.

A few more things to try....

Try using different applications. Use Konqueror instead of Firefox,

Run memtest86 overnight. If that locks up, you probably have a
motherboard or RAM problem.

Set up an SSH log-in for the system, and have that running. Then when
the display locks up, if the system is still active, it's probably a
video driver issue. top, ps, /var/log/messages and other tools may
give you some hints. Then, can you gracefully shut X down?

From what I see here, I think filing a bug is premature. You don't yet
know the component to file against, and without a definite cause a bug
report is not very useful.


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