Debian Configuration :: System Locks At Swap Activation?

Dec 12, 2010

This laptop that I am trying to get Debian 5 working on is occasionally locking up during boot at "Activating Swap..." WTF could cause such a bizarre thing? The swap partition is just empty space. Activating must be nothing more than confirming it exists and mounting it.

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CentOS 5 :: System Locks Up During Boot While Trying To Load First-run Configuration?

Aug 10, 2010

I just installed CentOS 5.5 on my machine and the installation appeared to complete successfully (it said it was successful). When I rebooted and tried to get into my new CentOS, my system completely locked up during the startup. According to the progress bar, it got stuck on the first-run configuration. I have not yet been able to boot into the OS. I am attempting to create a dual-boot system. I already have Windows XP installed on a separate hard drive. The GRUB loader works fine and I can choose either OS to boot into, it's just the CentOS won't finish booting. Windows is completely unaffected.Since I'm assuming the problem stems from the installation, I'll list the steps I followed.

1. Obtained the .iso image from a network drive at work (I am installing on my work machine). The image is dated May 17, 2010.

2. Burned the image to a DVD.

3. Booted from the DVD and chose to install using the graphical interface.

4. Checked the DVD. The installer verified that CentOS could be installed from it.

5. Picked my installation and keyboard languages.

6. Chose to create a custom layout for my partitions. On my second hard drive, I created the following partitions:

- Swap (8196MB, twice my system RAM)
- ext3 (100MB, mounted to /boot)
- ext3 (remaining drive space, mounted to /)

7. Picked my timezone (did not use UTC since Windows will handle setting the system time)

8. Set my root password. You don't get to know ;)

9. Did not choose to install any additional packages besides the KDE desktop. I wasn't sure what I'd need so I checked the option to customize later.

10. The installation than started and 15 minutes later, it told me it had succeeded and to remove the DVD and reboot.

11. Upon rebooting, I let the GRUB loader boot into CentOS (side note, I'd prefer if Windows was the default OS but that's something I should be able to Google on my own).

12. The startup looks like it's going fine until it gets to the first-run configuration, at which point the entire system locks up and requires a hard reboot. I've tried several times since and it always locks up at the same point.

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Debian Configuration :: Firewire_ohci: Swap Not Done Yet?

Sep 4, 2010

I added as an experiment a swapfile , see topic Put an extra line in fstab to activate swapfile during boot.When I reboot a bootmessage is shown : activating lvm and md swap....Result is that bootime is lengthened by 10 seconds....dmesg shows four lines containing " firewire_ohci: swap not done yet "I don't use firewire, should I blacklist modules ?What about " activating lvm " in the bootmessage ? I don't use lvm.Update : just found out that dmesg contains the same lines " firewire_ohci: swap not done yet " when swapfile is not enabled. Without swapfile boottime is normal : grub -> kdm in 17 seconds.

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Debian Configuration :: Swap Caps_Lock For Ctrl (no X)?

Jan 11, 2010

I've lenny on my PC with no X-server running up and I need to swap Caps_Lock for ctrl .None of the Debian-specific ways from the link I provided are working for me.

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Debian Configuration :: How To Disable Swap Permanently

Apr 3, 2011

So from a web server stand point if we start using swap for httpd or mysql its bad and performance goes down the drain. So would it be a good or bad idea to disable swap entirely?

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Debian Configuration :: Swap USB WiFi For Broadcom HP Mini 110

Aug 21, 2015

A friend gave me an HP Mini 110 that I can actually use in some situations. I installed Debian 8 with LXDE. It runs well except for the expected lack of driver for the Broadcom 4312 wireless chip. I installed wl using the method shown at [URL] ....

It works fine except that it takes very long to set up WiFi at boot (1 min 30 sec or more every boot--this is a rather frail Atom processor) and the WiFi reception seems poor (65% from an excellent router at 25 feet).

I'm thinking of getting a Panda 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter (reportedly using the Ralink RT5372 chipset) and removing the Broadcom driver. I have 2 questions:

1. Could I expect the Panda not to slow my boot time so much? I'm not knowledgeable enough to tell whether there is stable kernel support of this device, although the manufacturer says repeatedly that it works with most Linux distributions.

2. To remove wl is Code: Select allmodprobe -r wl the correct approach?

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Jul 29, 2010

I'm running Debian testing/unstable, with my swap on an lvm volume. When I boot into the system, the swap doesn't become activated, even though there are messages that point to the contrary (for instance: "activating swap file...done"). After it's done booting, I run the command "free" and it shows that there is no space allocated to swap. "swapon -a" doesn't load the swap file either -- I have to do "swapon /dev/mapper/xxx-xxx". The swap appears in fstab, and also in /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume.

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Debian Configuration :: How To Swap CapsLock & Control Keys

May 14, 2011

On my Debian machine I have no InterNet connection.

Hardware: --
HP Pavilion DV8000 laptop,
-- 2GHz AMD Turion CPU,
-- 4 gb ram,
-- 150 gb hd,
-- (non-working non-free) BroadCom BMC-4318 wireless chip
-- Debian 6.0.1a, "Squeeeeeeeze"
-- KDE (soon to be replaced with LXDE, much sweeter and cooler apps).

Here's da problem...(thanks to stinky 1983 Macro$haft & IBM collusion to wipeout WordStar), how do I swap CapsLock & Control keys?Its gotta work in both terminal & X apps

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Nov 30, 2010

i have installed fedora12 in my compaq laptop.i am under proxy..i just gave the local ip address to the laptop..and try to activate the etho device..but ..all the activate,deactivate,delete buttons are grayed out..they are completely looking dead..

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Mar 20, 2011

Does one need to Check the Swap filesystem, from time to time

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Sep 17, 2010

As mentioned in the other two posts, my debian freezes when I use swap. Sometimes only the window-borders dissapear. However, this is not endurable for me. The answer "this is normal" is unfortunatly not getting censored. Even linux must be able to take heavy load without crashing.

Details here: [URL]
and here: [URL]

The vlc-problem could be solved by the way: It seems my MESA-installation caused OpenGL to work. As output in vlc, everything runs as it should now.

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Jul 31, 2011

I am using Squessze and Gnome. When I try to use the gui System>Administration>Network or Users and Groups I get the error The configuration could not be loaded. You are not allowed to access the system configuration.Everything was working before. I read around a bit. In some cases,it was caused by mismatching group and password files after using the gui. I do not know how to check if they are matching. Of course I do not know for sure that is the problem in my case.

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Feb 19, 2010

whenever i try to burn mp3 from a disk in the cdrom, the system will freeze up solid, keyboard, screen, mouse, the whole shebang. ubuntu will see an audio disk in the cdrom, and i can play some tracks off it (sometimes), but trying to copy it to mp3s will crash everything after about 2-3 minutes. somewhere between tracks 2 - 4. anyone else have issues? i have tried a different cdrom, and cables... and i hate to say it but it works under windows.

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Feb 2, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my old Toshiba Satellite laptop. I'm dual booting with another Linux distro - ZenMini Everything works O.K. running Ubuntu but I can't restart the system with out it locking up. I have to power down completely from Ubuntu. I don't have any problem restarting with ZenMini so its obviously an Ubuntu problem.

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Nov 28, 2010

I am having problems with suse 11.3 after upgrade. system locks, so would like to know what logs to start looking into for clues as to what is going on.

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Jun 16, 2011

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Feb 12, 2010

At first I thought this was a scanner problem, but I've found that if I'm using the mouse while I'm scanning or sometimes just flipping back and forth with my usb kvm the keyboard and mouse become useless. If I'm scanning while I use the mouse, the system locks up. Here is what I'm seeing in /var/log/messages.

After executing xsane:

Feb 12 11:10:41 bnmlinux xsane: io/hpmud/musb.c 1987: invalid usb_open: Permission deniedFeb 12 11:10:41 bnmlinux xsane: io/hpmud/musb.c 1987: invalid usb_open: Permission deniedFeb 12 11:10:41 bnmlinux xsane: io/hpmud/musb.c 1987: invalid usb_open: Permissi
on deniedFeb 12 11:10:41 bnmlinux xsane: io/hpmud/musb.c 1987: invalid usb_open: Permissi


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Mar 5, 2011

Using Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10, have a router. Whether connected via ethernet or wifi, I'm experiencing a problem downloading files. Trying to download a linuxmint iso , my laptop will freeze up after 5 or 10 min. I have plenty of disk space, and screensaver off. I've googled quite a bit and can't get a clue. My desktop will freeze up too. I can't imagine what would cause this.

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May 16, 2010

Still having problems with the locked black screen freezing a couple of minutes in. I've done everything anyone has recommended on the other threads but nothing and it is driving me crazy. Please, does anyone have any ideas? I tried to install xfce4 but of course, screen froze and went black before I could fully download the software! I've tried the nomodeset but can't save it before doing a reboot (then went via terminal as quick as I could on start up to edit grub, but then... yes, it fell over and froze before I could hit save). So I'm giving this a lot of time I really don't have... such a shame I upgraded, 9.10 was working so well... alternatively,

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Ubuntu :: System Locks Solid During Disc Writes?

Jun 9, 2010

System spec:

Core 2 Quad, Q6600, 2.4GHz OC'd to 3GHz
Asus Rampage Formula m/b
2x WD RE2 500GB HDDs ("linux boot" and "winxp boot")
1x Seagate Barracuda HDD ("boneyard")
4GB DDR2-800 RAM
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

I'm having a really annoying problem with disc activity on my desktop system. Basically, if anything is writing a large amount of data to the hard drive (say, 10MB or over), the machine basically freezes solid. The mouse goes jittery (you move it and it takes a second then moves in one big leap).

For instance, if I try to image a USB hard drive to a file:

# dd if=/dev/sdh of=usbdrive_dump bs=1G

Effectively this works in two portions: it reads 1GB of data to RAM, then blats it out into a file. The machine is perfectly responsive while the USB drive is getting thrashed, but locks solid when the internal SATA drives are in use. Writing to USB HDDs doesn't seem to have the same effect -- I can copy 1GB files to/from them all day long and the machine is perfectly happy.

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Jun 5, 2011

I noticed that sometimes my Linux server will randomly start to lag really badly, to the point where even a http request takes forever. It is an Intel Core2Quad with 8GB of ram running FC9. This is my "Everything" server so it does file, email, DNS, web (for local stuff only), VMs and so on. There are about 5-6 VMs running on it at any given time. I manage it through a VNC session and have some SSH consoles within that session. This way if I reboot my PC I don't lose all my SSH consoles. If I need to SSH to any server I do it from there. I treat it kinda like a terminal server to some extent.

When this slowdown happens, top is not really useful because I also do F@H so that will always be to the top, but it's low priority. The VMs are also always near the top. This does not change whether it's slow or not, so when it's slow, I have nothing to go by on how to troubleshoot. The load does seem to skyrocket though. Right now it's doing the slowdown thing and it's at 8.09. Normally it's at around 3 which imo is good as it it's under 4. I have 4 cores so anything more than 4 means it's queuing. At least that's how I understand it. This is the output of top:


[root@borg ~]#
[root@borg ~]#


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Debian Configuration :: The 'freezing' System Of Debian

Nov 15, 2010

How does the 'testing' version of Debian stabilize? I mean, the updates from upstream are very frequent, so if the Debian maintainers upgrade a package till the very end (for e.g if they just upgrade to 2.6.36), when will they get time to test it (so as to freeze it)?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Samsung SH-S222A Optical Drive Locks Up System?

Oct 27, 2010

The culprit is a Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology 222A CD/DVD RW drive, aka SH-S222A, sold under the Samsung brand. It occasionally locks up my entire system when I'm ripping an audio CD to a *.toc/*bin image with Brasero. I've had this happen with several different audio CDs, while ripping discs using both Imgburn under Windows XP and Brasero under Ubuntu 10.04. The display freezes completely, the mouse cursor doesn't move, and I can't get any response to keyboard input. Any sounds playing loop endlessly, repeating the last 0.5 sec or so before the cursor freeze. Meanwhile, the hard drive activity light stays on, but the optical drive light does not. I've let the system sit this way for several minutes, with no sign of change. To recover, I must press the system reset button.

I ripped the same discs without incident, using my other optical drive. It is a different brand, Lite-On, but otherwise similar to the Samsung drive: PATA interface, CD/DVD RW, etc. Anyone else have the Samsung SH-S222A? I'm wondering whether there is a bug in the drive's firmware, or I just have a defective drive. It works for other things. I can play audio CDs, access CD-ROMs, and rip audio CDs to individual tracks (rather than a disc image). I can also rip DVDs. Is there some way to recover my system when it locks up from drive misbehavior? I haven't found a way so far. I'm surprised that Ubuntu can be incapacitated so easily.

The SH-S222A has the most recent firmware revision, SB01. I tried to install the newer ID01 firmware from Samsung's website, but got a message that the installer couldn't find a "suitable" drive. I take that to mean that the ID01 firmware is meant for a slightly different variant of the -S222A, perhaps one only sold overseas. Yep, that's pretty much it. My drive's customer code is BEBE. Firmware ID01 is for drives with a different customer code.

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Debian Configuration :: How To Remove VM From System

Jan 10, 2016

I would like to remove a specific domU (test01--pv--guest) from my machine. I am not sure how far/to what extent to remove files. Here are the files and properties it seems I should remove:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jan 9 11:05 /dev/disk/by-id/dm-name-xenvg-test01--pv--guest--disk -> ../../dm-3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/disk/by-id/dm-name-xenvg-test01--pv--guest--swap -> ../../dm-2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Jan 9 11:05 /dev/mapper/xenvg-test01--pv--guest--disk -> ../dm-3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/mapper/xenvg-test01--pv--guest--swap -> ../dm-2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Jan 9 11:05 /dev/xenvg/test01-pv-guest-disk -> ../dm-3

The above link to dm-2 and dm-3.

brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 0 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-0
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 1 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 2 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-2
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 3 Jan 9 11:05 /dev/dm-3
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 4 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-4
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 5 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-5
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 6 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-6
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 7 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-7

Will they be deleted automatically or should/can I remove them? How do I check the need for the other dm-? files? As indicated below, it seems like some may be duplicates.

I also found this set in /etc/lvm/archive/:

-rw------- 1 root root 2909 Oct 17 00:41
-rw------- 1 root root 2929 Oct 24 22:08
-rw------- 1 root root 2924 Oct 25 19:33
-rw------- 1 root root 2901 Oct 26 19:53
-rw------- 1 root root 2902 Oct 26 19:53

[Code] ....

Some of these seem like duplicates. This may be due to multiple attempts to build the volumes. Is there a way to determine if all of the are useful?

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Jun 11, 2010

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Feb 18, 2009

I recently purchased a Quadro FX 4800 and tried to install it on Fedora 10. During the installation, Fedora didn't recognize my new graphics card and began installing the OS in text mode. I stopped the installation and tried to start over, this time I passed the following command: linux resolution=1024x768. I then proceeded with the installation, and again, I was posed with a text mode installation. I continued with the text mode install and when Fedora was done installing, I rebooted and system just locked up.

At this point I was frustrated, so I reinstalled my old 8800 graphics card and started a new install with something that worked in the past. When the install was done, I loaded the latest NVIDIA drivers and the rebooted. I reinstalled my new graphics card (Quadro FX 4800) then powered up my system. I thought everything was good to go and all of a sudden my system flickered and then locked up during the 'Anacron' testing phase. I then rebooted with the "Ctrl+Alt+Del" hotkeys, but my system always locks up during the 'Anacron' testing sequence. I am aware that the Quadro FX 4800 is a few months old, but how can I get it to work in linux? It has gotten so bad, that I had to resort to using MS Vista.

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4 gigs DDR2
Mobo: 680i SLI
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Jan 20, 2010

I've got a Puppy system running version 4.3.0 that I'm trying to get on the home network. I'm using a D-Link DWA-130 (H/W revision C), which has a Realtek RTL8192U chipset. I got the drivers off of D-Link's website, and they compiled and installed just fine, but when either a) I try to connect to the network, or b) while I'm browsing the web, the system locks up completely. No mouse, no keyboard, no Ctrl-Alt-Bksp to get out of X, nothing.

I'll outline my steps: Install Puppy using a "Full" HDD install (not "Frugal"). Copy the "devx_430.sfs" file (which I got from the Puppy website) from a thumb drive to the "my-documents" folder (although the exact location proabably doesn't matter). Mount it, cd to the mounted directory and execute "cp -a --remove-destination ./* /" and "sync". Copy the kernel source for ("kernel_src-") to the same directory. Mount it and execute the same commands as before. Copy the folder containing the RTL8192U drivers ("rtl8192u_linux_2.6.0006.1031.2008") to the root directory (i.e. "/"). cd to the folder in the terminal and run "make", "make install".Reboot the machine. Set up networking using the Puppy Internet Connection Wizard. HERE'S WHERE IT SCREWS UP: It connects, but after a while (e.g. just after logging into LQ through it, as a test) it freezes the entire system.

I have to do a hard reboot ("panic button"), then a soft reboot (for some odd reason the usb module won't load after a hard reboot, so the mouse won't work) to get the system working again, only to have it lock up again once it connects to the network.

Are these drivers broken? Outdated? Is there anything I can do to fix this? EDIT: I should add that this only occurs when the adapter is plugged in. If I boot the system with it unplugged, it works fine (probably because it never loads the kernel module).

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ctrl+alt+f1 hangs for a few minutes and then starts a terminal; which does not respond to the keyboard.

There are no tty.conf files in /etc/init .

But inittab looks normal to me and includes tty (1-6)

Executing init 6 from a terminal in X will reboot the system

I was thinking this might be a dbus issue, but I am not sure. I also understand some recent issues exist with SysRq sequences. May be a video card issue,,,

Other than normal package upgrades the only changes were a recent change from a VGA to HDMI cable. I can't see why that would matter

Linux Lugh 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.68-1+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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I found multiple posts on the Web about unix DNS caching, but with widely different answers across distributions and across time.

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Feb 2, 2016

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