Linux lockup

Peter McNabb peter at
Mon Mar 26 15:12:22 MDT 2007

On Mar 26, 2007, at 12:34 PM, Chris Carey wrote:

> On 3/26/07, Brian Hawkins <brianhks at> wrote:
>> I've ran a memtest for over 9 hours and that is fine.  The system  
>> seems
>> to run pretty cool.  It doesn't lock up when I'm really pushing  
>> it.  The
>> lock ups tend to be random, like I'll go to click the back button  
>> while
>> surfing the internet and wham!.  It is a total lockup too.  I cannot
>> even ssh to the box from another machine when it happens.
> My next hunch would be video drivers or IRQ issues.

I had an older machine that would freeze due to IRQ conflicts between  
onboard video and network. The system ran fine with a pci nic and the  
onboard nic disabled through the bios. (IIRC, the onboard nic didn't  
play well with any other device.)


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