Josh Goldstein on 23 Jun 2008 10:56:15 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] How to diagnose a lockup?

I'm not sure what the linuxmce dvr uis exactly, bit on 2 computers recently i've had bad ram cause locking up or restarting. If this is a normal computer, you could run memtest86+.  That's pretty easy - only takes a little bit of time. 

Segfaulting is the application trying to use memory that doesn't belong to it.  You'd have to fix the application's code and recompile it. :(

----- Original Message ----
From: Christopher M. Jones <>
To: Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List <>
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 1:08:17 PM
Subject: [PLUG] How to diagnose a lockup?

I'm very pleased with my spankin' new LinuxMCE DVR. The problem is that
it locks up pretty regularly. It's always when I'm out of the room, too.
I walk away and come back to find the system completely unresponsive.
I've wanted to know this in the past, and never bothered to ask anyone:

When your system locks up, what do you do to find the cause of it?

And a related question: when an app segfaults, what does this mean and
what can I do about it?
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