[rescue] "New" SPARCserver 20

linc rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 21 09:20:26 CDT 2001

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:

> 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
> occurence.
> 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.

OOps, sorry, I guess I wasn't paying attention..  Since this is sunrescue
and the subject said new sparc server I was assuming you were running it
on a Sun machine..  If it makes you feel any better though I run Linux on
a P200 that has never locked up either :-)


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