every two weeks

David Kelly dkelly at hiwaay.net
Wed Apr 18 15:03:56 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 03:54:33PM +0100, Joe Holden wrote:
> John Haig wrote:
> > 
> >Every two weeks my Freebsd 5.3 box goes down. 
> Sounds like a potential PSU issue, is there anyone at the facility to
> test/replace it?

How about a BIOS issue? Seems there is an option for periodic shutdowns
in some. Also an option controlling the on/off state when power is
restored after an outage. Whether to always power up, "restore last
state", or always remain off until the button is pushed.

John asked about diagnostics as to what the machine was doing when it
went down. Start by comparing the shutdown dates. Is there a pattern?

When it restarts does it complain about an improper shutdown? Think this
should be noted in /var/log/messages.

Does a cleaning crew come around about the time the machine dies?

Is the machine on a UPS?

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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