Re: serious kernel messages in /var/log/messages

From: Dimitri Chausson
Date: Tue Sep 26 2006 - 14:33:42 EST

On Tue, 26 Sep 2006 19:56:05 +0200
Dimitri Chausson <tri2000@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using a 2.6.16-2-k7 kernel and experiencing problems. The computer sometimes freezes (not only X), sometimes my terminal disappear as I am typing something in, so it's very difficult to find the reason. I already suspect a hardware problem, but I do not know what to start with. I also included two excerpts of my /var/log/messages after such problem occured.
> Maybe some of you can give me a good hint.
> I reinstalled my whole system on sunday, b/c I wanted to exclude the possibility of badly broken software.. but those abnormal logs appeared since,
> thanks a lot for your time,
> Dimitri

one additional output in /var/log/messages, if it can help

Sep 26 20:27:58 localhost kernel: b01564f3
Sep 26 20:27:58 localhost kernel: Modules linked in: nls_iso8859_1 isofs udf ipt_TCPMSS xt_tcpmss xt_tcpudp iptable_mangle ip_tables x_tables pppoe pppox radeon drm ppdev lp button ac battery ipv6 ppp_generic slhc dm_mod loop bt878 tuner tvaudio msp3400 mousedev tsdev bttv video_buf firmware_class compat_ioctl32 i2c_algo_bit snd_via82xx v4l2_common btcx_risc ir_common snd_ymfpci i2c_viapro analog tveeprom snd_ac97_codec snd_ac97_bus snd_opl3_lib via_ircc sd_mod i2c_core via_agp snd_bt87x snd_mpu401 snd_hwdep snd_mpu401_uart gameport shpchp pci_hotplug irda videodev snd_rawmidi snd_seq_device psmouse pcspkr agpgart floppy parport_pc parport snd_pcm snd_timer snd snd_page_alloc crc_ccitt evdev serio_raw soundcore rtc ext3 jbd mbcache ide_cd cdrom ide_disk usb_storage scsi_mod via82cxxx via_rhine mii generic ide_core uhci_hcd usbcore thermal processor fan
Sep 26 20:27:58 localhost kernel: EIP: 0060:[<b01564f3>] Not tainted VLI
Sep 26 20:27:58 localhost kernel: EFLAGS: 00210286 (2.6.16-2-k7 #1)