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I've got a Dell Server at work. Dual 2.4GHz Xeons 2GB ECC RAM 3 x 32GB SCSI drives Perc4 Controller. I've got Debian installed on it at the moment, and ...
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    Dell Server & Error 31 on CPU0


    I've got a Dell Server at work.

    Dual 2.4GHz Xeons
    2GB ECC RAM
    3 x 32GB SCSI drives
    Perc4 Controller.

    I've got Debian installed on it at the moment, and occasionally, not often, I will get the following error:

    Uhhuh. NMI received for unknown reason 31 on CPU0
    Dazed and Confused, but trying to continue.
    I'm not sure if this is a hardware problem or a Debian/Hardware problem.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    I searched around, couldn't find anything.

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    Hi.

    Brute force, googled "Dazed and Confused, but trying to continue. debian", found about 400 hits.

    I have no idea what it means, but I like the message ... cheers, drl
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    Yea, I searched for that before, and went through quite a lot of the mailing lists with no real luck.

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    Hi, finchwizard.

    I do recall one report that had a satisfactory conclusion: they identified a bad stick of memory, replaced it, and the error never recurred. I don't recall which list it was in, regrettably ... cheers, drl
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    Hi.

    Here it is ... cheers, drl
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    Jan 13 16:43:53 picasso kernel: Dazed and confused, but trying to continue
    Jan 13 16:43:53 picasso kernel: Do you have a strange power saving mode
    enabled?
    Jan 13 16:43:53 picasso kernel: Uhhuh. NMI received for unknown reason 21.

    We checked the server's RAM, found a faulty module and replaced it.
    Since then these messages vanished.
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    http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/l...ay/025840.html
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    same here.

    When running KDE, I keep getting a strange(literally) error that starts shutting down apps.
    It even spits it out through a remote ssh session.

    The full error is::
    Message from syslogd@wendigo at Mon Sep 29 09:15:24 2008...
    wendigo kernel: Uhhuh. NMI received for unknown reason 31 on CPU 0.
    AND
    Message from syslogd@wendigo at Mon Sep 29 09:15:24 2008...
    wendigo kernel: Do you have a strange power saving mode enabled?
    AND
    Message from syslogd@wendigo at Mon Sep 29 09:15:24 2008...
    wendigo kernel: Dazed and confused, but trying to continue

    ACPI is disabled in BIOS and not built into the kernel since this is a dedicated machine used for a file server and remote access gateway.

    The only real result from a google search turns up this thread.

    It IS an old machine.
    Dual P111 800, 512MB RAM.
    I built it in like 1998-99 as a design workstation for 3D modeling so it was actually a very capable machine in its day.
    I've had slack running on it since 2002 and this never happened until I put slack12.1 on it.

    I already replaced the memory modules with ones that I know are good.

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