FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE always hang

Michael Proto mike at
Wed Nov 28 09:05:09 PST 2007

Unga wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm using FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE on Intel P4 3.0GHz,
> 512MB Ram computer.
> Its very irritatingly hangs very frequently, more than
> 10 times a day. Do others find FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE
> always hangs? I simply cannot use it for any serious
> use, not even to send a mail, other than browsing web.
> I find it mostly when I try to move the mouse it
> hangs. Upward and downward cursor keys press and hold
> also hangs, but not always. These may be just
> coincidental. How do I find why it hangs? How is the
> stability of the upcoming 7.0?
> Best Regards
> Unga

I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but I'm running several 6.2-RELEASE-p8
boxes (servers and laptop workstations) for several months now without a
single lock-up. I'd first look into hardware, testing memory, testing
the power supply, and checking CPU/chipset temperatures as they have
often contributed to problems similar to what you are describing. 6.2
has been working extremely well for me with no stability issues that
weren't related to hardware problems.


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