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I have a fairly new gentoo system up and running but I get one recurring problem: Random reboots issued by root! It goes something like this on all my consoles: ...
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    Random root reboots


    I have a fairly new gentoo system up and running but I get one recurring problem: Random reboots issued by root! It goes something like this on all my consoles:
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    The system is going down for a reboot NOW! Issued by root &#40;console&#41; on <date>
    Any idea of logs i can check or any thing that might be causing that problem? I just changed my passwords in hopes that this stops the prob but we shall see. I really hope my box isnt rooted
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    Re: Random root reboots

    Quote Originally Posted by gwalters
    I have a fairly new gentoo system up and running but I get one recurring problem: Random reboots issued by root! It goes something like this on all my consoles:
    Code:
    The system is going down for a reboot NOW! Issued by root &#40;console&#41; on <date>
    Any idea of logs i can check or any thing that might be causing that problem? I just changed my passwords in hopes that this stops the prob but we shall see. I really hope my box isnt rooted
    Check out /var/log/* for anything unusual and check for root kits:

    http://www.chkrootkit.org/

    Also, has this happened since you changed your passwords? The odd thing is that it's from console, though...
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    I already checked /var/log/* and didnt find anything usefull. Also, I ran chkrootkit a few days ago and it didnt come up w/ anything. As far as changing the passwords (its annoying using new pw's :P) i did that about 10 hours ago (same as current uptime) and it hasnt done it. But, it was up for ~2 days before it did it for the last time.
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    well....system went down for another reboot..... /var/log/messages doesnt have anything interesting. passwd change didnt help. im running chkrootkit again and finding nothing. I think ill recompile my kernel w/o any power managment.
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