Random reboots with FreeBSD-7 STABLE

Ralf Folkerts ralf.folkerts at gmx.de
Tue Mar 10 12:08:14 PDT 2009

Roland Smith wrote:

Hi Roland,

thanks for your reply!

>> It *always* happens when I'm "in" X; usually while using firefox3. It 
>> may not happen 7 days but then three days in a row.
> [...]
> Sounds like hardware trouble.
> It could be a dying powersupply, or a loose cable. If you have a spare
> powersupply, swap it out. Or have it tested instead. Sometimes checking
> if all the cables are connected properly might help.
Well, when the System crashed the 2nd or 3rd time I did reset all 
Connectors and RAM. I might try another PS, though.

However, as mentioned, the same machine runs nicely with Kubuntu 
8.10/amd64. Now, I do know this is is everything but a "proof" that the 
Hardware is OK; however, to me this is is kind of "indicator" that the 
problem might be lying "more" on the FreeBSD-side than on the 
Hardware-side. I did run Kubuntu for I think ~3 weeks w/o any Problems; 
I also use KDE 4 on Kubuntu, Firefox 3, Thunderbird, ... on Kubuntu. 
When booting into FreeBSD the System dies ~2 times/week (as mentioned, 
it might run 5 days in a row w/o trouble and then crash every day or 
even several times/day for a fews days).

> You might want to look into this as well:
>> pid 1215 (nepomukservicestub), uid 1001: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)

Well, that seems to be Strigi; it doesn't run on Kubuntu, too (but it 
does run fine on Gentoo). However, I might/should turn Nepomuk off 
completely. Wanted to give the Semantic Desktop try but it seems it's 
not ready for me, yet ;-)

Thanks again; as mentioned I will swap PSs (have an identical one in 
another machine) - however, I'm afraid this won't solve the 
crashes/reboots :-(


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