[rescue] "New" SPARCserver 20

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 21 08:24:17 CDT 2001

Yeah well, a Sun is nice hardware, and this machine is a PC, which was
home built, and while it is supposed to have a good motherboard (Tyan), it
has always had some minor problems.  For instance, I had to buy a PCI
soundcard (I tried 3 different ISA ones, all worked the same) to keep the
thing from crashing within five minutes of bootup, regardless of OS
booted into.  If I try and use this machines floppy (under any OS), it is
another sure fire way to crash.

Ocasionally X locks up.  Here, I haven't ever taken the time to confirm
whether it was just X or the whole machine.  But, this isn't even a weekly

Since putting in the PCI soundcard, I've never had the machine crash
without it being under load though.

I didn't take the time to check /var/log/messages last night since I was
in a hurry to leave for a nightclub.

Joshua Boyd

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, linc wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> > Last night, I let Debian update me from Mozilla 0.9.1-3 (I think the -3 is
> > the package revision) to Mozilla 0.9.1-4.  This upgrade, while still
> > theoretically the same version isn't working too well.  Maybe I just need
> > to reset X though...
> > 
> > BTW, when linux fscks a disk after a bad shutdown, does it keep a log of
> > what it fixes?  I got home from work yesterday and found that my
> > workstation had hard locked (never seen it do that before when there
> > wasn't anyone using it), and fsck turned up quite a number of errors, but
> > I didn't write the down, and they weren't specific, like I don't think
> > they gave the inode number.  This was before I upgraded Mozilla though, so
> > it probably is unrelated.
> Just thought I'd interject here..  I have been running RedHat 6.2 on a
> sparc 20 since the week of it's release and it has *never* locked up.  I
> am not sure about an fsck log either..  Did you look in /var/log/messages?
> -Linc.
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