Re: GA-7DX+ crashes

From: Matt Bernstein (mb/
Date: Fri Aug 16 2002 - 07:17:35 EST

On Aug 14 Alan Cox wrote:
>On Wed, 2002-08-14 at 13:12, Matt Bernstein wrote:
>> We're very much at a loss as to why the 60 new PCs we've bought largely
>> don't run Linux (various 2.4 kernels including 2.4.19, limbo1-BOOT) for
>> very long without crashing. One of them seems to work OK; its /proc/pci is
>> identical, but the batch number on the southbridge seems one lower--is
>> this dodgy VIA hardware again? We'll be trying a different IDE controller
>> next, but 60 of those ain't cheap..
>My immediate assumption would be a batch of bad hardware or faulty bios

The former seems to be the case, after talking to Gigbayte. (We got
Windows to crash much more spectacularly after stressing it a little
harder--that gets the company who sold them to us to come over personally

Thanks very much--hopefully our dual-boot lab will continue to exist for
the next academic year!


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