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    System lockups

    I have tried ubuntu,xubuntu,bodhi,lubuntu,LXLE,pclinuxos, and probably a few others with the same results - works great the first day and then the lockups begin and get worse until I give up and try something else. Booting in recovery and running the utilities don't help. I assume its a video card issue.

    And as far as the hardware - Win XP runs flawlessly day in and day out.

    HP Pavillion tower A264W
    AMD Athlon XP 2800 processor
    512 Ram
    damaged onboard nvidia graphics
    ATI Radeon 8500 AGP card

    I love the linux and it seems to run faster than the XP. I don't have any linux installed right now, but would love to get it going again if anyone has any ideas.

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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    Hello!

    Can you describe exactly what happens during those lockups?

    Is it possible for you to disable the onboard graphics card in the BIOS?

    What would lead you to assume the (damaged) onboard graphics card is at fault? Is it detected by your OS? And what drivers are you using for it, if at all?

    This info will help me and others determine what the problem is.

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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    Open a terminal and enter the following command

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C display
    Post the output may give us a clue if graphics are the issue.

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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    The lockups happen randomly and are total - no response from the keyboard or mouse. No hard drive cd or flash drive action.

    The bios has two options, onboard and PCI - it is set to PCI (even though it is a agp card.)

    I have no idea if the fried onboard graphics is causing the problem or if it is the card, or neither. Could the os be making calls to the onboard?

    The os shows only the Radeon card.

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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    I will need to install lubuntu to get you that info.

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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry_Klein View Post
    I will need to install lubuntu to get you that info.
    For access to lshw?

    If it isn't available, just install it: "sudo apt-get install lshw" in a terminal.

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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Hill View Post
    Open a terminal and enter the following command

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C display
    Post the output may give us a clue if graphics are the issue.
    lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C display
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: R200 [Radeon 8500/8500 LE]
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: agp agp-2.0 pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=radeon latency=64 mingnt=8
    resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-efffffff ioport:d800(size=256) memory:fda00000-fda0ffff memory:fd900000-fd91ffff


    Again - I am not smart enough to be sure this a video issue, could be something else, but the most common cause I have found for hard freezes in these forums is ATI cards.

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    Re: System lockups

    Have you tried running memtest from the boot menu?
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    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: System lockups

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    Have you tried running memtest from the boot menu?
    yes, i don't see problems.

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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry_Klein View Post
    The lockups happen randomly and are total - no response from the keyboard or mouse. No hard drive cd or flash drive action.

    The bios has two options, onboard and PCI - it is set to PCI (even though it is a agp card.)

    I have no idea if the fried onboard graphics is causing the problem or if it is the card, or neither. Could the os be making calls to the onboard?

    The os shows only the Radeon card.
    Full system info

    H/W path Device Class Description
    ================================================== ====
    system DK394A-ABA a264w
    /0 bus A7N8X-LA
    /0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
    /0/4 processor AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+
    /0/4/5 memory 128KiB L1 cache
    /0/4/6 memory 512KiB L2 cache
    /0/27 memory 512MiB System Memory
    /0/27/0 memory 256MiB DIMM 100 MHz (10.0 ns)
    /0/27/1 memory 256MiB DIMM 100 MHz (10.0 ns)
    /0/100 bridge nForce2 IGP2
    /0/100/0.1 memory RAM memory
    /0/100/0.2 memory RAM memory
    /0/100/0.3 memory RAM memory
    /0/100/0.4 memory RAM memory
    /0/100/0.5 memory RAM memory
    /0/100/1 bridge nForce2 ISA Bridge
    /0/100/1.1 bus nForce2 SMBus (MCP)
    /0/100/2 bus nForce2 USB Controller
    /0/100/2.1 bus nForce2 USB Controller
    /0/100/2.2 bus nForce2 USB Controller
    /0/100/4 eth0 network nForce2 Ethernet Controller
    /0/100/6 multimedia nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP)
    /0/100/8 bridge nForce2 External PCI Bridge
    /0/100/8/7 communication LT WinModem
    /0/100/9 storage nForce2 IDE
    /0/100/d bus nForce2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) Controll
    /0/100/1e bridge nForce2 AGP
    /0/100/1e/0 display R200 [Radeon 8500/8500 LE]
    /0/1 scsi0 storage
    /0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 80GB ST380022A
    /0/1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 74GiB Windows NTFS volume
    /0/1/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 510MiB Extended partition
    /0/1/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 510MiB Linux swap / Solaris partition
    /0/2 scsi1 storage
    /0/2/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVD Writer 300n
    /0/2/0.1.0 /dev/sr1 disk CW038D CD-R/RW
    /0/2/0.1.0/0 /dev/sr1 disk
    /0/2/0.1.0/0/1 volume 695MiB Hidden HPFS/NTFS partition
    /0/3 scsi2 storage
    /0/3/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk SCSI Disk
    /0/3/0.0.1 /dev/sdc disk SCSI Disk
    /0/3/0.0.2 /dev/sdd disk SCSI Disk
    /0/3/0.0.3 /dev/sde disk SCSI Disk
    /0/5 scsi5 storage

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