Ubuntu 9.10 on Dell Dimension 2400

Craig Younkins cyounkins at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 19:45:42 GMT 2009


Freezing after 10 minutes sounds like a kernel panic. Check
/var/log/kern.log perhaps? Not sure if kernel panics are logged or what.
Anyone know where the dump is?

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On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Ron Swift <rswift at swiftstaffing.com> wrote:

> After removing the modem from the one unit, I no longer get the error
> message. The other unit did not have a modem.
> Unfortunately both units continue to freeze after running Ubuntu 9.10
> for about 10 minutes.
>
> Chuck Frain wrote:
> > My first thought was 'is there a modem in there?' and if so can you try
> > disabling it or removing it?
> >
> > I found a post in the ubuntu forums that confirmed that thought here
> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8279919 but it could be any
> > type of serial device or ports if you don't have modems in them.
> >
> > Let us know how it turns out!
> >
> > On Wed, 11 Nov 2009, Ron Swift wrote:
> >
> >
> >> I have two Dell Dimension 2400 workstations at my office that ran Win XP
> >> for about 3 years. Both were purchased new from Dell with Win XP
> >> installed and are similarly configured with 512 mb ram, Intel Celeron
> >> chip and 80 gig hard drive.
> >> I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on one using Wubi from within Win XP and a fresh
> >> install of Ubuntu 9.10 completely wiping out Win XP on the other.
> >> The one machine with the dual boot will boot into Ubuntu but after
> >> working in it for about 10 minutes or so it will freeze the screen and
> >> keyboard but the mouse cursor still moves. The machine has to be hard
> >> powered down.
> >> The second fresh install machine does the exact same thing. It also
> >> displays "Serial8250 too much work for irq17" errors multiple times.
> >> If it was just one and not both machines, I would have the motherboard
> >> replaced and try re-installing Ubuntu. But I am not sure that it is a
> >> hardware versus a Ubuntu OS issue.
> >> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> >> Thanks
> >>
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