Fedora Core 5 freezes on Dell Dimension E510

Matt Shields mshields at namemedia.com
Mon Aug 14 10:30:01 EDT 2006

I haven't gotten as far as trying to drop to init3 yet, but that was on
my list.  I've done a couple reinstalls with both the x86 and x86_64

Tonight I'll try patching system (specifically kernel) and installing
new ATI driver and let you all know tomorrow.

Matthew Shields
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-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at blu.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at blu.org] On Behalf
Of Jerry Feldman
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 10:25 AM
To: discuss at blu.org
Subject: Re: Fedora Core 5 freezes on Dell Dimension E510

On Monday 14 August 2006 9:37 am, Matt Shields wrote:
> I have a Brand new Dell Dimension E510 with Pentium D 940 Dual Core
> (3.2GHz, 800FSB), 1GB memory, 160SATA drive, CD/DVD reader.  I came
> Windows XP preinstalled and it ran perfect for a week, so I know it's
> not a hardware problem (at least for XP).  I installed FC5 x86_64
> it's Dual Core) and it installs fine, but after logging in and working
> for a couple minutes the whole system freezes.  You can't drop to
> you can't break out of X, nothing.
What kernel are you using? You should be using the SMP kernel.
this processor supports HyperThreading as well. Try disabling the 
hyperthreading. While the 2.6 kernel does support hyperthreading, there
some issues. 

Additionally, ATI has a newer driver for your graphics card, and you
try to download that.

One more question, can you switch to run level 3, and perform some tasks

there, and see if you freeze up. 
Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org>
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