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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006

    IBM T42 Locking up

    Hello Group,

    I will appreciate it if you could help me to figure out that why my FC5 gets stopped once a while in the middle of work.

    I have IBM laptop T42 with 1.25 GB memory and 40GB Hard-drive (shared w/ Windows!) and it works just fine I have it for almost 9 months. During this 9 months it has freezed three times. this happens when I am using gnome not in shell mode.

    Any suggestions to find out what the problem is?


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    Dec 2006
    Can you ssh to the machine from another box? Or is the whole thing hosed?

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    One of my computers is an old IBM 770 and it does exactly what you describe: freeze in the midst of whatever I'm doing. I mean it locks up so totally I can't control-alt-delete. It runs Win98SE yet the symtom you have is on FC. I looked into the user manual and sometimes battery backup/recharge options can cause similar freezes. So check your Linux side power settings.

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