[nSLUG] Frequent hang ups

D G Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 16:01:43 AST 2008

I'm going to guess power supply.  This is often how they behave when
they croak and output random voltages.  You might open it up
and discover brown or grey goop (electrolyte) inside the power
supply from exploded capacitors.

On Jan 30, 2008 3:28 PM, Vikram Chhatre <crypticlineage at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> My work computer is a dual boot Slackware 10.0 and XP system.  It runs
> 24x7 because among other things, it runs a webserver.  Recently, the fan
> on the video card went out, so I replaced it with a new one.
> Simultaneously, I noticed that as soon as I booted into XP, the system
> would hang and I would not be able to bring it back to life without
> rebooting.
> Further, I noticed something strange while it was running Slackware.
> When I would come to work, frequently, I would find the system running,
> but the monitor would not turn on.  Also, attempts to connect using ftp
> and ssh from other hosts would fail.  The only fix is reboot.  When the
> system is running, I have no other problems.
> It sounds like a hardware problem but I have no clue as to where to look
> for.  Do I need to do a memtest or something like that?
> $dmesg output is here:  http://pastebin.ca/885081
> Thanks for any suggestions in advance.
> Vikram
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