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    Default openSUSE 11 hangs on USB copy

    Hello all,

    I recently installed SUSE 11 and every time I copy from or to an USB device at some random point during the copy the system hangs. No reactions from keyboard, screen or network.

    I used to have SUSE 10.3 and I never had this problem. I did a new install but I kept home on a different partition so I kept all data and settings.

    It's kinda hard to update my iPod now

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11 hangs on USB copy

    Does the dmesg output show anything?

    I don't have an iPod, but I can copy to/from my USB stick just fine with 11.0.

    Larry

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11 hangs on USB copy

    Is dmesg the /var/log/messages log?

    I need to check it after the system boots again.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11 hangs on USB copy

    Ricochet wrote:
    > Is dmesg the /var/log/messages log?
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    > I need to check it after the system boots again.


    No - /var/log/messages does not start immediately. Most of the device detection
    log information never gets there, but is kept in a volatile buffer in the
    kernel. The dmesg command dumps that buffer.

    Larry

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11 hangs on USB copy

    How can I check dmesg when the system hangs then?

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    Ricochet wrote:

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    > How can I check dmesg when the system hangs then?
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    The output of 'dmesg' is dumped/saved in '/var/log/boot.msg'. The PREVIOUS
    boot's dmesg is in '/var/log/boot.omsg'.

    Each boot, /var/log/boot.msg is moved to /var/log/boot.omsg, and a new
    boot.msg is created.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11 hangs on USB copy

    Ricochet wrote:
    > How can I check dmesg when the system hangs then?


    Obviously you cannot. If you have any time window between initiation of the copy
    and the hang, start the copy and then press CTRL ALT and f10. This will let you
    see the log messages. Perhaps that will show what is happening.

    Do you have another computer on your network? If so, what OS is it running?

    Larry

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11 hangs on USB copy

    I'll turn on the iPod sync late at night then with the dmesg screen on. It will take hours to sync anyway.

    I have 5 machines connected to my network,

    3 openSUSE 11
    1 OES 2
    1 Wii

    I also copied large files from my laptop (SUSE 11) to my iPod without problems, so far.

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    Ricochet wrote:
    > I'll turn on the iPod sync late at night then with the dmesg screen on.
    > It will take hours to sync anyway.
    >
    > I have 5 machines connected to my network,
    >
    > 3 openSUSE 11
    > 1 OES 2
    > 1 Wii
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    > I also copied large files from my laptop (SUSE 11) to my iPod without
    > problems, so far.


    As you have other machines, it may be possible to capture any dump information
    using netconsole. See Documentation/networking/netconsole.txt in a source tree,
    or http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Docum...netconsole.txt to see
    how to set it up.

    Larry

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11 hangs on USB copy

    L R Nix wrote:
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    > The output of 'dmesg' is dumped/saved in '/var/log/boot.msg'. The PREVIOUS
    > boot's dmesg is in '/var/log/boot.omsg'.
    >
    > Each boot, /var/log/boot.msg is moved to /var/log/boot.omsg, and a new
    > boot.msg is created.


    Unfortunately, the information about a crash is not preserved in /var/log/boot.msg.

    Larry

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