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My Pc shuts itself down randomly when I'm running in linux This is my hw configuration: CPU: K7 Orion 700 mHz 512k L2 MB: FIC SD11, Amd751/Via686A Hybrid chipset, ACPI ...
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    Random shutdown on SuSE 10 OSS / 9.3 PRO


    My Pc shuts itself down randomly when I'm running in linux
    This is my hw configuration:

    CPU: K7 Orion 700 mHz 512k L2
    MB: FIC SD11, Amd751/Via686A Hybrid chipset, ACPI enabled, bios ver NC611
    Ram: 128M Spectek PC100
    VidCard: nVidia GeForceFX 5200 128M, working in AGP2X
    SndCard: Ensoniq ES1371
    IDE channels
    0/0
    HDD Quantum FireballP 15G UltraDMA/66
    0/1
    HDD Maxtor 6Y060L0 60G UltraDMA/66
    1/0
    ODD Pioneer DVR-109 DVD+-RW UltraDMA/66
    1/1
    ODD Liteon LTD-163 DVD-rom UltraDMA/33
    PSU: Antec 300W

    I don't think it's a thermal problem because my MB doesn't have thermal sensors (wasn't even projected with these). Here follows the output of lspci

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-751 [Irongate] System Controller (rev 25)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-751 [Irongate] AGP Bridge (rev 01)
    00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 0
    00:06.0 Communication controller: Motorola SM56 PCI Modem
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 1b)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0e)
    00:07.4 SMBus: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 20)
    00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX [Boomerang]
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)

    Kernel 2.6.13-15-default

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    Thanks for your help

    Marcus905

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    random shutdowns, nearly always hardware problems or overheating.try running memtest to see if there are any memory problems (comes on install cd/dvd )try running repair from the install cd's,could be a bad install/update. check inside your p.c. for dust ( a definite heat insulator)especially on the cpu fan/heatsink. get a copy of ultimate boot cd, it contains several tools for diagnosing some problems ( http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ )

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    Memtest goes ok, runned for 4 hours without errors..
    I cleaned the case and tried the UBCD but it hasn't put any error on the tests.....
    No idea on what to do....

    I forgot to say, however, that when the pc shuts off to turn it on I have to unplug the power cord for 5 to 10 seconds and then replug it in.. after it loads bios, then GRUB, then starts the kernel and then again power off...

    To login in linux I've got to let the pc cool down for 15 mins then it loads linux...

    It's strange because my MB doesn't have thermal sensors... and neither the cpu does....

    The system log doesn't say anything useful...

    Thanks in Advance
    Marcus905

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    try turning off acpi either at boot or uninstalling it through YaST sounds like it's overheating. i have a laptop that does the same thing until i boot noacpi.
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    try changing your cmos battery, it could be that

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