xenopeek wrote:Probably crashes are due to your specific hardware, the Linux kernel version and whatever additional drivers you installed. Some hardware manufacturers give good support for Linux, others do not. If you want help with this, please give us some details about your computer:
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But first and foremost start investigating your /var/log/syslog file (or syslog.1 if you can't find the right time in your syslog file). Look for the time of your crash and check for errors or warnings. At least on the problems I've had, the syslog file had the errors that were occurring just before the crash and those helped find the solution.
turboscrew wrote:If you mean that you don't get to see the logs, try Knoppix live CD. Knoppix has been known to have very wide HW support.
Then you mount your HD, and read the logs.
turboscrew wrote:Also bad by-pass capacitors around the processor can cause similar symptoms, but wit a new machine...
... I really doubt...
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