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Re: [opensuse] Linux on Dell preloads
  • From: Peter Bradley <P.Bradley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 19:25:18 +0000
  • Message-id: <45EDC01E.4050507@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ysgrifennodd Peter Bradley:
Ysgrifennodd Hans du Plooy:
On Tue, 2007-02-27 at 19:18 +0000, Peter Bradley wrote:
However it has been flakey: and the once-a-month issue with the grapics card has been the least of my worries. Thunderbird regularly freezes or crashes and has to be re-started (in fact this is the second time I've written this because it just did it again). Sometimes the entire desktop locks up such that the only way to get out of the lockup is to turn off the power and reboot. Firefox crashes all the time. Updates sometimes fail - sometime leaving the desktop frozen as mentioned earlier.

I would run memtest just to make sure it isn't bad hardware - you never
know.

Hans

Thanks Hans. I will be doing that, when I get the time. I'll be very upset if I find anything wrong. The machines on 6 months old.


OK. I've run memtest as one or two of you suggested. Could I now prevail on you to interpret the results for me, please?

I left memtest running all day while I was out. The following is a transcript of the screen as it appeared on my return (after nearly 12 hours). Apologies if it doesn't format correctly for you:

<transcript>

Memtest-86 v3.2 Pass 85% ######################
AMD Athlon 64 2189Mhz                                Test 41% ##############
L1 Cache: 128 17939MB/s Test #8 [Modulo 20, ones and zeroes]
L2 Cache: 512k 4274MB/s                              Pattern ...........

Wall Time Cached Rsvd Mem MemMap Cache ECC Test Pass Errors ECC Errs
--------- ------ -------- ------ ----- --- ---- ---- ------ --------
11:50:40   2047M   276M        e820-Std   on   off   Std   20    667       0
--------- ------ -------- ------ ----- --- ---- ---- ------ --------

Tst Pass Failing Address Good Bad Err-Bits Cont Chan
--- ---- --------------- ---- --- -------- ---- ----
6 18 0006e866f10 - 1768.3MB ffefffff ffe7ffff 00080000 1
6 18 00069f66f10 - 1695.3MB ffdfffff ffd7ffff 00080000 1
6 18 00046766f10 - 1127.3MB fbffffff fbf7ffff 00080000 1
7 18 00044866f10 - 1096.3MB d289f427 d281f427 00080000 1
7 18 0004f366f10 - 1267.3MB ffcf26bb ffc726bb 00080000 1
6 19 00044b66f10 - 1099.3MB fffffffd fff7fffd 00080000 1
6 19 00061b66f10 - 1563.3MB fffffffd fff7fffd 00080000 1
6 19 00068b66f10 - 1675.3MB fffffffd fff7fffd 00080000 1
6 19 00068c66f10 - 1676.3MB fffffffd fff7fffd 00080000 1
6 19 00045b66f10 - 1115.3MB fffffffb fff7fffb 00080000 1

</transcript>

The bottom table was coloured a frightening shade of red. Do I have a problem?



Peter

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