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  1. #1
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    Surrey, UK

    Fedora 17 freezing apparently caused by kernel.


    I am using Fedora 17 on an Asus M2N68-AM PLUS motherboard, with AMD Phenom 9600 Quad and 4 GB RAM

    I have posted this on the Fedora Forum - lots of people read it but nobody suggested an answer.

    After a kernel upgrade a while back I started experiencing frequent freezing of a fully updated F17 installation, giving unreadable screens and a totally unresponsive keyboard. The freezing occurred at any time between startup and sAhutdown, but most frequently when opening a URL from a link in an email. This is an image of a frozen screen:


    Unfortunately I have not kept a log of the different kernels I have used, but the freezing occurred with kernel-3.7.4 and 3.7.6-102 - and probably with others

    The only recourse is to reset the PC or power-cycle.

    Inspection of the logs yields nothing useful and memory tests return no errors.

    Eventually I downgraded to kernel 3.3.4-5 and the problem vanished. However I would like to use a newer kernel and would like to understand what caused the freezing.

    My wife uses F17, fully updated, on a two-core Intel machine and has not seen any problems.

    Comments gratefully received.
    Last edited by JGSheppard; 02-21-2013 at 08:21 AM.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2012
    Virginia, USA
    Most likely a video driver issue.

    Fedora 17 nVidia Drivers Install Guide (disable nouveau driver)

    After kernel upgrade, video drivers may need to be reinstalled.

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