[linux] Support for OSes with programs

db dbota at att.net
Tue Dec 14 23:38:25 PST 2004

I believe the hard crashes were a kernel issue with powermanagement. Can't remember what the work around was ... whether is was a BIOS setting or a change to a config file...

We had the same problem with Fedora Core 2 and Dell Precision workstations.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Garrett Cooper" <youshi10 at u.washington.edu>
To: "Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW" <linux at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: [linux] Support for OSes with programs

> Thanks guys, I really appreciate the support and comments. I'll use them

> later when I try out another distro or BSD.

> The issue was stemming from the new kernel patches in the gentoo

> development sources I believe, and the fact that every time I exited from X

> my computer would do a hard crash on me, ie it was unpingable, not able to

> SSH in, etc, it was a pain in the neck to work with to say the least. I

> reverted to an older version of their patched 2.6.9 kernel and it appears to

> be running quite smoothly now, and plus since I started from scratch and

> bootstrapped my system completely I have very little used space on my root

> drive and everything is running as expected, if not better than it was

> previously. Plus I reinstalled KDE so I'm following that path now happily

> tweaking away with the DO_NOT_COMPILE variable (since I can't remove the

> branches in KDE that I don't want, but I can effectively tell my ebuil not

> to compile them).

> Anyhow, thanks again!

> -Garrett


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