Ok, I have posted numerous times of the lock ups I have experienced with 11.1/4.2. I finally cracked last week and put Mandriva on. No joy, laptop still locking up, so I am coming to the conclusion that I may have a memory module problem. Memory is not so expensive that I can’t just buy some more to check/fix the problem. But, I was wondering if anyone knows of a programme which will do an indepth check of the memory, just so I know before buying that this will fix the problem. I know you can swap modules, remove one etc, but this is a bit of a pain on my laptop, so I would rather just check and replace.
Try ‘memtest’ It’s on most bootable live cds, including the openSUSE livecd.
It’s one of the boot options.
weighty foe adjusted his/her AFDB on Friday 22 May 2009 12:26 to write:
> Try ‘memtest’ It’s on most bootable live cds, including the openSUSE
> It’s one of the boot options.
Also if you want a bootable CD with more tests try UBCD:
More tools than you could shake a hairy stick at.
I use it all the time, the new “Beta” is has a lot more support for newer
hardware as well SATA disks etc…
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Have you tried booting with ACPI=off. I’ve not read any of the back posts, but thought I would offer my experiences with Linux. I was having problems with lockups on a Dell C400 laptop and OpenSuse 11.0/Gnome. Things would be running fine then boom lockup. They would occur at random times after desktop startup. I nearly gave up. I looked and looked for help and found nothing. i did this and things worked for me except for ACPI. Thought about rebuilding ACPI kernel but I am to much of a heck.
I have been having similar problem with same computer and upgrading to 11.1/KDE. solved this by starting in safe and adjusting screen resolution to 600x800 and turning of 3d accl. ACPI works ok for this install.
Hope this helps.