I was given 31 older machines. They are all identically spec'd at 900MHz P3, 1GB PC133 SDRAM, and 100GB HDD. I have decided to build a cluster with these machines and it was suggested to me on another forum to use CentOS. I have downloaded the ISO and burned it to a DVD. The beginning of the install works great until I get to the part when I begins to copy packages. It gets about 30% complete then hard locks up. The scroll lock and caps lock lights on the keyboard are blinking.
I have replaced the optical drive, tried a different hard drive, re-burned the ISO at slowest speed with a new DVD. Nothing seems to make a difference. In addition, I have tried to install ROCKS, and get the same thing. When it gets to the installation portion that looks like CentOS, it locks up with the same symptoms.
Have a HP Proliant DL380 which had Ubuntu installed. Have not used it for about 6 months but wanted to resurrect the machine. Switched it on and it would not boot. Went through the usual boot load then would freeze with a flashing scroll and caps lock. Thought I would just re install and recreate the partions but now when I try to install Ubuntu 9 from an offical disc I get the same error. I have attached a screen shot (well photo).
Sony Vaio EB 16 FG - running ubuntu 10.10 froze while resuming from dimmed screen with blinking scroll lock and caps log LED. The scenario was this :- I just downloaded the acpi using synaptic package manager. Then installed laptop mode tool using synaptic. cat /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode 0
Means its not yet enabled. But decided to remove it .(read drive spin up and down is not good for HDD) Had left the laptop for some time , it dimmed screen . When I resumed it froze. No mouse movement.only blinking caps and scroll. Just wondering if acpi is the culprit,since haven't seen this behaviour before and it happened after removing laptop mode tools
I have just burned the latest CD using infraRecorder, as per the instructions on this site, however when I boot from this CD, it spends about 5 minutes moving the red balls across my screen, then all of the sudden it just freezes, and my caps and scroll lock lights start to blink. I've had a look in the forums already but there's nothing about this happening on Boot of the live CD.
I am having a very annoying problem with my laptop.I am experiencing many freezes.When my laptop freezes, it shows the caps lock and scroll lock lights blinking.At first I thought it was a problem with flash (here is original thread: URL... )In the original thread, I thought the freeze's were being caused by the flashplayer, but it apparently isn't the case.The last time I experienced the freeze, I was playing around with the compiz desktop effects.
I have to run a graphical session for using something with wine on a server (unfortunately :((( ) and I'd like to run a TWM session. As I would like to lock the session, I settled things to log on from XDM. However, I can't find anyway to lock the session. Is it possible (I guess yes) ? How can it be achieved?
I have moved a site from a caps-insensitve server (OS X, Apache 1.3) to a default CentOS/Apache 2.2 install and run into problems.Actions:1) Made sure that mod_speling.so is loaded: LoadModule speling_module modules/mod_speling.so) Added CheckSpelling directive to Section 2: 'Main Server configuration'CheckSpelling on) Restart httpd
I've been having problems for a while with my pc at work and after a bout with a similar desktop I figured out that it somehow relates to the kernel updates from 5.3 to 5.4. I have two machines with identical motherboards (Asus M3a32-mvp), cpu ( athlon 64 X2 6400) and memory (8 gigs Corsair) with different video cards.
My desktop at work started with Centos 5.2 and was kept updated to 5.4 along the way. The other PC is my desktop at home and it started out at 5.3 and stayed there until recently mainly because my wife mostly uses it so I just never got around to doing updates.
Here is the problem, a while back the work PC started doing weird things, it would stutter, freeze up, sometime the mouse cursor would freeze into a cross hair and sometimes completely lock me out where even the keyboard wouldn't work so I had to kill power to reboot anf get control back. I eventually discovered that if I still had keyboard access I could jump to a console window, log in and killall nautilus or killall gnome-panel and I might get things back to normal for a while. I can even log in with another machine to use the killall commands if the keyboard locks up. I checked TOP during these episodes to see what was killing the system, I figured something was running a muck and gobbling up processing time or memory but nothing shows that appears to be off.
Like I said the home system was on 5.3 and not showing the stuttering problems so I even considered that the video card drivers might be causing something, that is until I tried to update the home system and got the same issues.
I had a hard drive failing at home so I figured I'd back up the data and reinstall the main system on a new one so I could start over with a clean system. This time I started from 5.4. Almost imediately I discovered the freezing problems after the complete install so after trying a few things I wiped and reloaded, couldn't mess around too long with it as the wife was really complaining about not having a PC, a 5.3 version. Bingo, now the system functions perfectly, no stuttering or freezing up. I then used yum updates to updates everything but the kernel. This also seemed to give me a system without freezes so I stopped there with the home machine.
Just to be clear the home pc used the standard yum repositories defaulted in the setup i didn't add any so it isn't a 3rd party repo causing the problems with the home machine. So it looks like the updates from 5.3 to 5.4 regarding the kernel seem to be causing me problems.
It's getting so bad at work I'm planning on wiping and reloading a 5.3 version and going from there but that's alot of work so I'd really like to just fix what is going on with the 5.4 version.
I really enjoyed using Apple's wireless Mighty Mouse and Magic mouse because of their ability to easily touch scroll 360 degrees. Unfortunately, Linux drivers are not provided for these mice.Is there an equivalent wireless mouse that works well in Linux? Ideally with native support or community provided drivers, etc.
Can I change the Caps Lock key to Control and still keep the on/off nature of Caps Lock? I've checked into using xmodmap and seem to have hit a dead end. Many people want to swap them, but they also want to swap the way they work. I'd rather keep my new Control key as an on/off switch for Control.
I'm working on a kickstart install to automate a lot of monotony doing installs. When i use the kickstart install i get an error on boot saying "File based locking initialization failed" "no volume groups found". Then it proceeds to boot up with no issues and appears to work just fine. Below is the section of my ks.cfg for creating the partitions: %include /tmp/partition.cfg is included where the partition info usually occurs. The user is prompted in the pre script for how large they would like the partitions to be and then the script below creates the included file with partition info
The new scroll tab that 11.04 has appears when you hover over the orange area on the scroll bar. The scrolling arrows are gone.Well this scrolling tab often vanishes before I can click on it to scroll down. Is there a way to revert to the old style, like the scrolling mechanism on these forums? It is nice to have the option of the arrows on top and bottom, along with the scroll tab thing.
I'm trying to install CentOS 5.3 on a VMWare virtual machine running VMWareServe 1.0.4 build-56528. I have 8 virtual machines that are running some older kernel (RH FedoraCore 4) without any trouble. My system has an AMD Athlon XP 1800 processor and has 1G RAM. Every time during the installation after choosing skip media (I have already checked that the media is OK) I get a kernel OOPS and the capslock and scroll lock keys start blinking. My first guess was that this could be a ACPI issue, so I have disabled ACPI using the acpi=no boot option. The problem persists with the acpi=no option set. During the boot install process, I have seen some messages like this one
ACPI Exception (processor_core-xxxx): AE_NOT_FOUND, Processor Device is not present [xxxxxxxxx]
I have searched for this issue and found a RedHat Bug 435653 that reports this same issue, but this report is somewhat old, so i think that this issue as already been fixed and reflected to upstream. I have tried also to install using the text mode installation, but the same problem. To further isolate this problem, i have avoided the hardware detection and this was the first time that i have overcome the first screen (test media screen), as i have choosen with the success the language and the keybord layout. After choosing the beyboard layout, the kernel OOPS shows up again. On the screen 4 (debug screen) I don't see any relevant messages.
Everytime I try to install opensuse it locks up at the very finish, forcing me to force shutdown. Then when I try to boot up, it loads a horribly misconfigured view of another linux install. Anyone know what is going on? I posted here alsi: Opensuse install problems - linux-free-bsd-general-discussion - Linux-Free-BSD
I have installed vnc-server on my CentOS 5.6 virtual machine. I can connect to it with a java web browser so it seems to be working. However, I get the following error message when I start, stop or restart the vnc-server process. Quote: Starting VNC server: 1:ken xauth: timeout in locking authority file /root/.xauthkk661q
I have a recent installation of openSUSE 11.4_64bit with KDE as desktop environment and like in all other linux distros my mouse middle button has a problem when clicked and dragged. The effect that it does when I click in the scroll button and move up and down is the same as when I rotate the button and it does nothing when I move to the side. Usually in programs like google earth (just an example) this is a very useful function as is used to set direction to navigate and angle and then this setting just does zoom when moved up/down and nothing else. It is also very annoying that every time that I click the middle button in a browser it goes back to the previous search in the default browser search engine. I already tried some setting in yast but no difference and forum search didn't retrieved a lot of info.
I have to switch from VMWare Server 2.0 to XEN due the compilation of the kernel module fails. But XEN doesn't work on my newly upgraded server (fromm 11.0 to 11.3). When I install XEN via yast and do a reboot, then the screen goes black and the LEDs of Num and Scroll Lock are blinking. The last message i can see before the screen goes black is something like that:
Yeah, I've been messing around with my partitions recently to make them more organized and appealing to my OCD file management habits. My main partition that I use to store all my files and windows programs on was previously labeled "Free" since I installed Ubuntu a few weeks ago and created separate partitions for things, I didn't like the vagueness of the name, so I changed it to "Storage" via GParted Partition Editor.
Yet, for some reason it always changes its self to all capital letters. I label it "Storage", it becomes "STORAGE". I've researched around for others who have similar issues, but they usually ended up with a response similar to "It's Fat32, so it's always capital." I don't see how that's true, considering mine was labeled "Free" for the longest time..
I wanted to remap my Caps Lock key to ESC, both because I don't need the Caps Lock key and because it will make it easier to use vi. I know how to do this in X, but is there a solution that will work in command line mode too?
I've recently installed F15 on my old thinkpad X41 to give it a go after sticking to ubuntu for quite a bunch of years now.
Somehow there seems to be a problem with the installation tho: the screen freezes up (as does the keyboard) after a while using it - not many programs open, a couple of workspaces enabled, no memory or CPU stress whatsoever - and all i'm left with is a moving mouse cursor. Ctrl + alt + F2 doesn't work and the only solution is to restart the laptop again.
Tried the fallback mode and same thing still happens, so maybe its not a graphic card issue.
My computer keep locking up when I try to open a new tab in Google Chrome. It locks up when I do other stuff too but it does not stay locked up. When it gets locked up from Chrome I have to fix it by doing Ctrl + Alt + Backspace. It only happens sometimes though. I can open new tabs sometimes without it locking up. I know it has something to do with my graphics driver (I have an ati). When it locks up I can't do anything and then like 10 seconds later I can move my mouse but that's it, everything else is still frozen. That's when I do Ctrl + Alt + Backspace. Here is what the messages log file says:
Jun 22 17:47:31 hostname kernel: [12767.018056] radeon 0000:01:00.0: GPU lockup CP stall for more than 10000msec Jun 22 17:47:31 hostname kernel: [12767.018058] ------------[ cut here ]------------
I changed the real host name of my computer to hostname.
I just did a fresh install of Kubuntu 9.10. The GUI regularly locks up. I can SSH to it from another machine everytime it locks up. Top shows Xorg consuming 99% cpu. I think downgrading the nvidia driver to 173 from 185 helped reduce the lockups. Before they seemed very random and very often. Now it seems to happen when copying a large amount of files over the network but I'm not entirely sure. It ran the electricsheep screensaver all day today with no problems and the RSS euphoria GL screensaver all day yesterday. If I copy 2GB of files from one local directory to another no problem, if I do it through cifs mounted samba shares it will lock up for sure. Small amounts seem ok. Apt-get install has had some lock ups too.
I don't really know how to trace what's going on beyond installing ssh and finding out that it's totally alive inside. I don't know what to look for in log files nor which ones to look at. I didn't recognize anything wrong in Xorg log. In the system log I look for the time gap between when it locked up and I shut down and when I rebooted but I didn't notice anything.
I first started experiencing it when I would leave my computer logged in overnight.I would come in and find the screen frozen and flickering. When I ssh'd into the machine, I could see that Xorg was using 100% of the CPU and a ton of memory. I could kill kdm, but not Xorg. Only a full reboot would cure it.When it would reboot, my second monitor sometimes would not work and it would take several reboots to get it up and running. Recently, I was working in matlab and had Xorg freeze on my numerous times...always when I had my second monitor up and running.
The card in question is an Nvidia 9800 GX 2.It almost seems like GPU0 (the one running the second monitor) is dead or dieing and is causing instability when it is up and running..but I've also heard that X running away and locking up the system is a known bug.
I installed with no problem. I have 2 hd's one with winxp3-32bit the other with debain-amd64. When i move a window on the desktop or try to scroll in a window the text gets out of whack and computer locks up.