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my signature system,

it runs for a while usually a couple of hours or so then hangs. I've got Ubuntu 10.10 server 64bit with the latest updates. When it comes to linux, u can use it but im not a pro. Is there some kind of error log I can check? I this point, im not sure its software or hardware. any ideas?
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I would check your CPU Temps and see if it is over heating and the computer is trying to shut it down. I will bet it is a hardware issue.
    
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Look in /var/log and look in 'messages', or any of those logs in that folder.
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Greetz
Are you monitoring voltages and temperatures at all? In Linux it is done with "lmsensors". If you don't have that, and as soon as it runs long enough you should, at the very least look in BIOS at hardware monitor.
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although im not very experienced with linux, i am at OCing. ill load the CPU and check the temps. ill post temps here and increase air if need be. thanks all so far.
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Originally Posted by enorbet2 View Post
Greetz
Are you monitoring voltages and temperatures at all? In Linux it is done with "lmsensors". If you don't have that, and as soon as it runs long enough you should, at the very least look in BIOS at hardware monitor.
i tried installing lm-sensors but couldn't figure it out. i did an apt-get install which said I already have the newest version. what do i do next? i goggled lm-senors how to and only got confused. I tried 3 or 4 other temp programs that only came up with, "no sensors found"

I dont think the computer is overheating, the mobo is supposed to alarm if temp are too high. on the other hand, it is passive so i added a fan that pushing about 40CFM on the passive sink. ambient temps are at 67F/19C. i leave the computer running, I that I could think of to load it was boinc. we'll see how long it lasts this time.
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Originally Posted by esocid View Post
Look in /var/log and look in 'messages', or any of those logs in that folder.
the last log before the crash was,

Jan 26 20:40:02 xxxxxxxxx kernel: [18396.919427] [drm] Big FIFO is disabled
Jan 26 20:40:02 xxxxxxxxx kernel: [18397.201166] [drm] Big FIFO is disabled
Jan 26 21:07:54 xxxxxxxxx kernel: [20069.658656] [drm] Big FIFO is disabled
Jan 26 21:07:54 xxxxxxxxx kernel: [20069.659195] [drm] Big FIFO is disabled
Jan 26 21:23:05 xxxxxxxxx kernel: [20979.923198] [drm] Big FIFO is disabled
Jan 26 21:23:05 xxxxxxxxx kernel: [20980.211180] [drm] Big FIFO is disabled
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I'm wondering if the Intel chip is causing this. Do you have desktop effects enabled? Can you check your /var/log/Xorg.0.log and see if any errors show up in there?

Also /var/log/dmesg and /var/log/kern.log if those are present.
Edited by esocid - 1/27/11 at 12:54pm
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I'm wondering if the Intel chip is causing this. Do you have desktop effects enabled? Can you check your /var/log/Xorg.0.log and see if any errors show up in there?

Also /var/log/dmesg and /var/log/kern.log if those are present.
I took a quick look but I really have no idea what im looking for in any of those

::computer still running::
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Quote:
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I took a quick look but I really have no idea what im looking for in any of those

::computer still running::
Basically a kernel panic, or anything tagged with [error], which I'm guessing aren't there.
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