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What logs should I view to investigate system lock ups?
    
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Sounds like yor CPU may have an unstable overclock. is it BSOD'ing or is it just locking up? does it lock up any particlular programe? how long can you use the PC befor it locks up? have u cleande your RIG recently, could be dust, overheating.
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Yes, massive blue screen of death... in Linux...
    
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I love people who don't know what forum they are posting in, it makes me happy to know I'm smart enough to check.

Anyways, any recent updates? I know you are running arch, being a rolling distro it's possible that a new updated came out and broke things.
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I believe I updated yesterday. My days kind of blend together. It happens from time to time. I just get a complete lockdown. I can't kill X, nothing. Keyboard and mouse, nothing.
    
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Yes, massive blue screen of death... in Linux...
When didi you OC your CPU? does it lock on a paticular programe? Games etc.
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/facepalm
    
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/facepalm
I know, I know....

Hmmm, you duel booting?

[edit] I forgot, if you can run a different kernel or try the kernel in single user mode. if you don't get lockups there you can pin things down to kernel/modules.
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post #9 of 57
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No, no dual boot. Straight Linux. It's the same thing that happened in the ck kernel. Just a complete lock down. I'm running 2.6.37-ARCH. Just their standard build.

I was hoping I could just view some logs and see where the error occurred.
    
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post #10 of 57
Depends on how it panics, they should be in /var/log/* somewhere. The thing is, if it just locks up without a kp you don't get a log, and then you don't know the problem. =( Did you keep the old kernel you were using? You could try single user mode and re-install a different kernel.
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