Cool, so it isn't hardware (hopefully). How to I downgrade my kernel?
On 5/15/07, Peter Hoff <petehoff@...> wrote:
> I can't even get 2.6.21 to compile. I was getting unhappy about that, but
> perhaps I've been looking at it the wrong way?
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Dustin C. Hatch <admiralnemo@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 10:25:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Gentoo crashing?
> I have been having that problem for quite some time now. It was really bad
> when I upgraded to 2.6.21. I downgraded back to 2.6.20-r4 and I haven't had
> near the problems. I am not sure what it is, but you aren't the only one
> with that problem.
> Peter Davoust wrote:
> Ok, I just conquered my gdm issues in a previous thread, and now I'm finding
> that gentoo is crashing on me! Twice so far, gentoo has crashed at fairly
> inappropriate times. I've used gentoo before, and not once has it crashed
> meaninglessly. First, I think I was listing a directory, and it totally
> froze, and then the second time I was unzipping a bzipped archive of the
> latest kernel sources and it came to a dead halt. I had to hard reboot the
> machine, it wasn't fun. I'm starting to get worried, especially since if it
> can't handle a little tar.bz2 file, then it certainly can't emerge anything.
> I'm sure you'll be wanting some logs, and I'll get them to you next time I
> boot gentoo. I've got 2 gig of RAM, and a dual core processor, so those
> aren't the problem, and my hard drive has plenty of free space (talking gigs
> here), so that's not it either. It sounds like it's something really obvious
> that I'm overlooking, but I don't understand how it could just stop. Even
> the normal clicking associated with the processor "thinking" just halts.
> Isn't that weird?
> Dustin C. Hatch
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