openSUSE 11.0 HDD install
. Applications (file manager, office apps, browser): Crash frequently; restart often possible.
. Session: Ends sometimes suddenly; new log in always possible.
. System: Freezes suddenly; turning power off the only way to go ahead.
KDE 3.5.x is a very stable release and you should not face with such issues.
There could be something wrong with your graphics card driver.
Does the keyboard freeze when this happens? Would you be able to do Ctrl-Alt-F1 and login to console?
From what you describe, this looks like a memory problem. I suggest you install memtest386, it makes an entry in the bootloader menu. Run memtest completely, i wouldn’t be suprised if one of the bars is rotten.
Frozen system seems indifferent to keyboard and mouse inputs:
| - Tried: Crtl + Alt + C / X / Z / (Double)Back / Ins / Del / Esc / F1-12 / Pause; Alt + Tab / F1-12
| - Perhaps still to test: Crtl + Alt + L; Crtl + Alt + Shift + Del / Up / Down
Free drivers (standard installation): Problem already occured; on the other hand I experienced 10.2 live journeys as foolproof.
Proprietary NVidia drivers:
| - G02 drivers (actually for GeForce 6+): Either system was just in a good temper or this really stabilized; but no 3D acceleration; so I uninstalled.
| - (dedicated) G01 drivers: Deliver desired graphic power; but hardly no effect to balance; even with recommended (manual) NV-GLX activation.
| Could not look up internet address for ###.###.#.###.local.home.
| This will prevent Xfce from operating correctly.
| It may be possible to correct the problem by adding
| 192.168.0.252.local.home to the file /etc/hosts on your system.
Anyhow the browser let’s me surf.
Trial to open [My Computer]:
| Failed to open URL “sysinfo:/”.
| The URL “sysinfo:/” is not supported.
Solution: Right click > Properties > Link: erase this URL
| # opera
| Session management error: Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed
| 2x this line
| Flash Player: Warning: environment variable G_FILENAME_ENCODING is set and is not UTF-8
| 6x this line
| in english: Memory access error
On any tried desktop (KDE, XFCE, IceWM) happen quite similar accidents; they look rather GUI independent.
| Pass complete, no errors,…
Every RAM that I received as a brand new module always passed successfully such examinations.
Only concering disk drives I can complain of damages (because worn out or wrong plugged (FDD)).
My ‘11.0 installation’ fstab had also such ‘/dev/disk/by-id/…’ expression snakes.
Of course ‘/dev/sd…’ entries are easier to read and give the list even a better look.
So I replaced these addresses, maybe that helped; since then I noticed less freezes.
However the abrupt closing of applications or sessions persisted - has another reason.
My favourite partitioners and formaters:
. parted (console): Many units (s, B, kB, MB, GB, TB, compact, cyl, chs, %, kiB, MiB, GiB, TiB)
. GParted Live: Gparted (window), parted (console)
. SUSE YaST: Many informations, options (LVM)
. Mandriva DiskDrake: Many formats (…ntfs…)
For access to the disc I often open applications through konsole:
| $ su
| # konqueror
| DCOPClient::attachInternal. Attach failed Could not open network socket
Meanwhile I searched a more facile way to enter all disc areas as a user:
With the YaST Partitioner I assigned the ‘Fstab Option’ ‘Mountable by user’.
When I applied, the system hung up; because the affected root was mounted?
Could only turn off power; then something was damaged, every start-up broke;
Unfortunately the repairing routine from the DVD recognizes no LVM volumes.
So I newly partitioned and reinstalled openSUSE on ordinary logical volumes.
By the way, the source medium is the official pressed DVD from Novell.
Then I experienced that the installation programm has also some obstacles:
The more package groups choosen, process directly slowers until it stops.
Touching the upper left corner of the software selection frame: crash to ‘retro’.
Language > Details > Locale Settings for user root: Change only in runlevel 3!
Some crashes while installation throw to a DOS style menue (what’s the name).
For getting to know unix world I tend to install hardly every interesting package.
Although I only set up what YaST accepts, in the run many conflicts appear.
If I remember well, once there was an explicit option for full installation.
The last sudden log out I associate with services like ‘scim’.
This input method seemed to change the key tabel on its own.
Maybe theire were two versions of ‘scim’ installed and active.
Because I recognized two icons on the task bar at the bottom.
And their menus looked slightly different regarding the design.
Thus I threw all ‘scim’ packages down from the machine.
Since that OpenOffice and KDE sessions work more stable.
Browsers still cash frequently; but isn’t that a bit in their nature?
sda1-3 I added manually; first with the mount option ‘user’.
Because I’m unsure if ‘user’ can stand alone in this field I now have substituted with ‘defaults’.
“man mount” tells according to this option the following…
"user …] implies the options noexec, nosuid, and nodev (unlessoverridden by subsequent options, as in the optionline user,exec,dev,suid).
I had to install opensuse 11.0 on another partition in my computer. Also this newly installed distro crash/freeze, so i had on the same computer two opensuse 11.0 s.o., one of those working (fine) and another crashing/freezing.
This confirm that our common problem was a o.s. configuration problem.
I had the same problem also with gnome, so it was not a kde problem.
After some work to get the same configuration for both the o.s in my computer, i SOLVED my problem changing in /etc/fstab the line defining the root partition. The correct one was:
/dev/sdb3 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
In your case it must be:
/dev/sda9 / ext3 defaults 1 1