From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Fri 18 May 2001 - 17:05:59 IST
On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 11:50:07AM +0100, Brendan Halpin wrote:
> I'm clutching at straws too, hoping this message is a clue to why
> my machine is hanging (i.e. if the NIC is dying, solutions like
> init 1/init 3 won't work because the machine is locked up too!).
Obviously enough - I mentioned that only because there've already been a
couple of different symptoms with Intel NICs cured by the new driver.
> So, is it something that could be expected to hang the machine?
If you've got some screwed kernel code, that's about the only thing which
can hang the machine, apart from dodgy hardware, runaway processes, . . . .
> PS I don't know what the NIC is, but the machine's a Dell Optiplex GX110,
dmesg|grep eth should give you a hint. And I'd concur with what others have
said - try upgrading to a later kernel. Also, as this box is from Dell, was
it a Dell factory install of RH ? If so, you might try bending their ears.
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