[K12OSN] server loses video, network after x minutes

Tim Nelson tnelson at rockbochs.com
Mon Mar 17 22:32:39 UTC 2008

It sounds to me like a hardware issue since the box isn't responding at all (console or network). It seems the only item of consequence you haven't replaced yet is the motherboard. Considering the specs, assuming you can find one, it shouldn't be terribly expensive. Ebay generally has plenty of Tyan motherboards (Thunder LE-T 25xx series) that match those specs closely...

Tim Nelson
Systems/Network Support
Rockbochs Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Cisna" <brcisna at eazylivin.net>
To: "K12LTSP" <k12osn at redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 4:53:31 PM (GMT-0600) America/Chicago
Subject: [K12OSN] server loses video, network after x minutes

Hello ALL,

This is probably a " beating a dead horse" type of thing,,,,but,,, our
schools file server has run like a champ for the last two years and last
week I come in to find one morning it had shutdown. I've put in a new
power supply,tried two new CPU's( dual cpu mobo),changed ram. With the
new power supply it boots up fine,and works fine for about 45-60 minutes
then the peoples home folder will not show up and then I go to server
room to find it is still powered on,but no video at this point. I can
not vnc to it at this point either.I can not find a thing in the logs
that looks suspect. This is a golden oldie install of FC3 since this box
only serves as a file server.
It is an old dual 866mhz 1 GB ram 5 scsi drives. When I run Smartdrive
via Webmin it does show that one of the five drives had 12 read errors.
This has been there for a year. This old box has been very adequate for
what we use it for,and have it working with Windows Vista,so would like
to keep it operational if I can salvage it. When running various
commmands from terminal I never get any segfaults,by the way. Many moons
ago when I had troubles like this on old versions of K12LTSP,,I usually
always got segfaults,,somewere along the way.
Also has anyone ever messed with the cpuspeed in linux? I have never but
thinking of trying it now?..:)
Anyone ideas?


Barry Cisna

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