[nSLUG] Frequent hang ups

Diane Derrick diane.derrick at ns.sympatico.ca
Wed Jan 30 16:26:18 AST 2008

Hang ups are the worst.  How long was the fan "out" before you noticed?  Its 
possible the video card overheated and caused some damage.  If you don't see 
any outward signs of failure in the power supply try replacing the video 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vikram Chhatre" <crypticlineage at gmail.com>
To: "Nova Scotia Linux User Group" <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 3:28 PM
Subject: [nSLUG] Frequent hang ups

> 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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