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Old 16th April 2012, 01:22 PM
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F14 Crash: System Hangs, Keyboard Doesn't Responod, Hard Reset Only?

Hi Everyone:

I have recently started using Fedora 14. However, I am unable to figure out that why my system keeps on crashing whenever I play some video using any media player. Moreover, system also hangs whenever I do an image search on Google images. Everythings hangs, keyboard does not respond, although cursor can be moved around but clicking does not do anything, and in the end i have no option but to do a HARD RESET.

I have searched internet for possible solutions but all in vain. Can anybody help me out in this regard?

I am quite new to linux, so kindly keep it simple.

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Old 16th April 2012, 01:27 PM
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Re: F14 Crash: System Hangs, Keyboard Doesn't Responod, Hard Reset Only?

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Old 16th April 2012, 01:53 PM
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Re: F14 Crash: System Hangs, Keyboard Doesn't Responod, Hard Reset Only?

Depends on the nature of the crash. Is it an application abort (segfault usually), or a kernel panic (can be caused by segfault)?

In the segfault aborts are usually cause by either programming error or memory failure. I suggest running memtest for a day to see.

Sometimes segfaults can be caused by disk errors (such as swap), but usually this would also be accompanied by a disk error report (/var/log/messages).

I did have one system that had intermittent errors until I increased the memory wait time (borderline memory, suspected from vendor notes saying the motherboard called for high quality memory... my memory was good quality, but not quite "good enough").
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Old 17th April 2012, 06:02 AM
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Re: F14 Crash: System Hangs, Keyboard Doesn't Responod, Hard Reset Only?

Thanks for taking time to reply. I have recently bought this Intel I3 system with single 4 GB memory chip on Intel's DH61WW mother board. I have not yet installed any external graphics card. I appreciate your recommendation for running a memory test. Can you elaborate a bit more as how to do it?

Do you think it could be problem related to some graphics driver? Does any log file created whenever my system crash?
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Old 17th April 2012, 02:38 PM
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Re: F14 Crash: System Hangs, Keyboard Doesn't Responod, Hard Reset Only?

memtest is a standalone program running in real mode - it has a simple menu presentation. Testing memory can take a couple of hours.

It is possible that a video driver has bugs causing this, but running video is also a bit of a memory pig with lots of caching going on.

To eliminate the video driver usually requires an alternate card...
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Old 26th April 2012, 12:38 PM
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Re: F14 Crash: System Hangs, Keyboard Doesn't Responod, Hard Reset Only?

My system crashed again few minutes ago. This time it happend when I started Audio chat with a friend. Following are the last few messages from /var/log/messages. Any idea what is causing my system to crash again and again?




Apr 26 15:52:52 EhsanUlHaq dnsmasq[2013]: started, version 2.52 cachesize 150
Apr 26 15:52:52 EhsanUlHaq dnsmasq[2013]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt DBus no-I18N DHCP TFTP
Apr 26 15:52:52 EhsanUlHaq dnsmasq-dhcp[2013]: DHCP, IP range 192.168.122.2 -- 192.168.122.254, lease time 1h
Apr 26 15:52:52 EhsanUlHaq dnsmasq[2013]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
Apr 26 15:52:52 EhsanUlHaq dnsmasq[2013]: using nameserver 192.168.1.1#53
Apr 26 15:52:52 EhsanUlHaq dnsmasq[2013]: read /etc/hosts - 2 addresses
Apr 26 15:52:53 EhsanUlHaq kernel: [ 42.611394] Ebtables v2.0 registered
Apr 26 15:52:59 EhsanUlHaq libvirtd: 15:52:59.009: warning : qemudStartup:1832 : Unable to create cgroup for driver: No such device or address
Apr 26 15:53:00 EhsanUlHaq libvirtd: 15:53:00.172: warning : lxcStartup:1895 : Unable to create cgroup for driver: No such device or address
Apr 26 15:53:02 EhsanUlHaq rtkit-daemon[2192]: Successfully made thread 2190 of process 2190 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '42' high priority at nice level -11.
Apr 26 15:53:02 EhsanUlHaq rtkit-daemon[2192]: Successfully made thread 2205 of process 2190 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '42' RT at priority 5.
Apr 26 15:53:02 EhsanUlHaq rtkit-daemon[2192]: Successfully made thread 2206 of process 2190 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '42' RT at priority 5.
Apr 26 15:53:03 EhsanUlHaq gdm-simple-greeter[2159]: Gtk-WARNING: gtkwidget.c:5691: widget not within a GtkWindow
Apr 26 15:53:04 EhsanUlHaq gdm-simple-greeter[2159]: WARNING: Unable to load CK history: no seat-id found
Apr 26 15:53:07 EhsanUlHaq ntpd[1728]: 0.0.0.0 c016 06 restart
Apr 26 15:53:07 EhsanUlHaq ntpd[1728]: 0.0.0.0 c012 02 freq_set kernel 18.277 PPM
Apr 26 15:53:09 EhsanUlHaq ntpd[1728]: Listen normally on 6 virbr0 192.168.122.1 UDP 123
Apr 26 15:53:15 EhsanUlHaq kernel: [ 64.905730] fuse init (API version 7.14)
Apr 26 15:53:17 EhsanUlHaq rtkit-daemon[2192]: Successfully made thread 2359 of process 2359 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '500' high priority at nice level -11.
Apr 26 15:53:18 EhsanUlHaq pulseaudio[2359]: pid.c: Stale PID file, overwriting.
Apr 26 15:53:18 EhsanUlHaq rtkit-daemon[2192]: Successfully made thread 2388 of process 2359 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '500' RT at priority 5.
Apr 26 15:53:18 EhsanUlHaq rtkit-daemon[2192]: Successfully made thread 2389 of process 2359 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '500' RT at priority 5.
Apr 26 15:53:19 EhsanUlHaq pulseaudio[2359]: bluetooth-util.c: Error from ListAdapters reply: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited
Apr 26 15:53:19 EhsanUlHaq rtkit-daemon[2192]: Successfully made thread 2502 of process 2502 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '500' high priority at nice level -11.
Apr 26 15:53:19 EhsanUlHaq pulseaudio[2502]: pid.c: Daemon already running.
Apr 26 15:53:19 EhsanUlHaq rtkit-daemon[2192]: Successfully made thread 2503 of process 2503 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '500' high priority at nice level -11.
Apr 26 15:53:19 EhsanUlHaq pulseaudio[2503]: pid.c: Daemon already running.
Apr 26 15:53:21 EhsanUlHaq rtkit-daemon[2192]: Successfully made thread 2602 of process 2602 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '500' high priority at nice level -11.
Apr 26 15:53:21 EhsanUlHaq pulseaudio[2602]: pid.c: Daemon already running.
Apr 26 15:53:35 EhsanUlHaq hp-systray: hp-systray[2600]: warning: No hp: or hpfax: devices found in any installed CUPS queue. Exiting.
Apr 26 15:53:36 EhsanUlHaq dbus-daemon: [system] Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.58" (uid=500 pid=2346 comm="nautilus) interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.19" (uid=0 pid=2047 comm="/usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon))
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