PC checking app under the GPL??

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Jun 25 12:41:30 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 03:19:16PM -0400, Dragoncrest wrote:
> 	Anyone know of a freeware PC hardware diagnostic and testing app 
> 	that can be used for troubleshooting and burn in on new systems?  I'm sure 
> someone in the linux community has to have written something that will do 
> that.  Anyone know of anything like this?  Thanks.

It's mostly BSDL, not GPL, but:

   # cd /usr/src
   # make buildworld buildkernel
   (lather, rinse, repeat)

works pretty well for burning in a new system.  General consensus is
if your system can do that reliably, then there's not much wrong with
it.  As for working out what's broken when that doesn't work: that's
half the fun.



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