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Re: [opensuse] frustration and suggestions
  • From: Peter Bradley <P.Bradley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 20:57:27 +0000
  • Message-id: <45E88FB7.7000506@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ysgrifennodd David Brodbeck:
kanenas wrote:
3. This is the only SuSE system besides 10.1 where a reboot "makes things ok for a while, then shtuff lapses into an almost predictable pattern of problems". 10.1 is guilty too, but does the dirty deed with much less frequency.

You know, I hate to say it, but my experience is that this is a classic
symptom of bad RAM.  Have you run something like MEMTEST86 to verify
that's not your issue?  I've had systems with bad RAM where Windows
would run OK most of the time but Linux would have all kinds of
problems.  I had one system (actually running FreeBSD) that had a SIMM
with two stuck bits.  The system would run great for about two days,
then some important kernel structure would hit the defective memory
locations and the system would lock solid.  That took a lot of
head-scratching to figure out.

10.2 has been quite stable for me ever since I disabled zmd. ;)  That
said, I'm on 32-bit platforms, and it's possible you're hitting some bug
specific to 64-bit systems.

I hate to say it (because I don't want this to turn into a bashing session), but my experience with SuSE 10.0 on AMD64 x 2 is almost identical.


Peter

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