Is 10.3 i386 jinxed ?
bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Tue May 3 16:08:56 UTC 2016
On 05/02/16 18:45, Manish Jain wrote:
> On 05/01/16 15:11, Manish Jain wrote:
>> On 05/01/16 00:04, Polytropon wrote:
>>> On Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:43:47 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
>>>> I reinstalled the whole system using xfce as the desktop. While things
>>>> have improved, the system is still not workable.
>>>> 1) The installer 'forgot' to place the boot code on the MBR. I had to
>>>> use live CD + boot0cfg to fix that.
>>> Use MBR only if needed. Today's preference is to use GPT for
>>> partitioning. Compare:
>>> Use MBR only if you have a valid reason as it probably has
>>> reached the state of "not supported anymore".
>>>> 2) The first time X started, xfce4-panel crashed
>>>> 3) The second time, xfce-terminal crashed
>>>> 4) The third time, trying to launch firefox rebooted the system.
>>> This (and especially the last problem) leads to the impression
>>> that there is a _massive_ problem, it's probably not related to
>>> the FreeBSD OS, and surely not to installed applications. Are
>>> you sure there isn't a hardware problem lurking in the background?
>>> Like... starting a web browser reboots the system... this simply
>>> sounds totally wrong.
>>>> Overall, 10.3 i386 seems to have gremlins in the belly. What do I do ?
>>> I have a 10.2 installation on an older Dell laptop, running Gnome 2,
>>> no problems so far (but I haven't tried updating it yet, as I'm a
>>> big fan of "never touch a running system", a symptom of lazyness
>>> and "fat fingers"). :-)
>>>> Try some linux distro ? This is exactly what I have been trying to
>>> Check out PC-BSD or try the Lxde desktop. Maybe you can also
>>> settle for a less convoluted desktop, i.e. a window manager
>>> that you like.
>>>> BTW, does anyone have any idea where can I get Windows XP drivers for
>>>> the NE56R laptop ?
>>> >From the manufacturer of course. :-)
>>>> If nothing else works, XP remains my fall-back option.
>>> For offline use that's probably more or less okay. :-)
>> I strongly suspect some hardware problem, quite possible RAM : there
>> is a page fault at boot time and the report is in /var/crash. I am
>> running memtest86+ for 24 hours, and will report results tomorrow. If
>> memtest86+ detects no errors, I will paste the contents of the crash
>> report for some expert to analyse.
>> Manish Jain
> I ran memtest86+ for about 30 hours, doing 65 passes. No errors
> detected. So I rebooted, but I continue to get page fault and
> launching xfce-terminal rebooted the system. I am pasting the top few
> lines of the crash report here. If anybody would like the complete
> report (something like 2500 lines), please email me separately. If
> anybody would further like to have the core file itself (something
> like 120 MB), please let me know.
> // core.txt <<
> Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode
> cpuid = 0; apic id = 00
> fault virtual address = 0x34
> fault code = supervisor write, page not present
> instruction pointer = 0x20:0xc0dffdd6
> stack pointer = 0x28:0xf0598720
> frame pointer = 0x28:0xf0598720
> code segment = base 0x0, limit 0xfffff, type 0x1b
> = DPL 0, pres 1, def32 1, gran 1
> processor eflags = interrupt enabled, resume, IOPL = 0
> current process = 1033 (xfce4-terminal)
> trap number = 12
> panic: page fault
> cpuid = 0
> KDB: stack backtrace:
> #0 0xc0b7be92 at kdb_backtrace+0x52
> #1 0xc0b3c1db at vpanic+0x11b
> #2 0xc0b3c0bb at panic+0x1b
> #3 0xc10650cb at trap_fatal+0x30b
> #4 0xc1065435 at trap_pfault+0x355
> #5 0xc1064b04 at trap+0x674
> #6 0xc104f96a at calltrap+0x6
> #7 0xc105af1f at pmap_extract_and_hold+0x17f
> #8 0xc0dec302 at vm_fault_quick_hold_pages+0xb2
> #9 0xc0bfae75 at vn_io_fault1+0x285
> #10 0xc0bfaaf3 at vn_rdwr+0x273
> #11 0xc0bfb066 at vn_rdwr_inchunks+0xb6
> #12 0xc0ad904d at elf32_coredump+0xabd
> #13 0xc0b3fe92 at sigexit+0xbc2
> #14 0xc0b4064e at postsig+0x2de
> #15 0xc0b8fc28 at ast+0x548
> #16 0xc10505b5 at doreti_ast+0x1b
> Uptime: 1m20s
> Physical memory: 1854 MB
> Dumping 115 MB: 100 84 68 52 36 20 4
> // core.txt >>
> Any help in getting my laptop to work properly will be greatly
> appreciated. Thank you.
> Manish Jain
I found what is the problem, with the help of Ultimate Boot CD. UBCD
says the video memory is corrupt. Does that mean I have to trash the
entire laptop, or is there some way to replace the video memory ?
Thanks for any help.
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