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How many times does your linux-distro crash/month?.( cause?)

How many times does your linux-distro crash in a month??  

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  1. 1. How many times does your linux-distro crash in a month??

    • 0 :)
      29
    • <1
      15
    • 1-3
      11
    • 3-7
      2
    • 7-15
      2
    • >15????
      2


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Since installing gentoo - 0 crashes, but I used to get severe X crashes, similar to kmack, where everything was frozen, keyboard, mouse everything.

 

The only way to solve this was power down. As I say, this has yet to happen with gentoo, but when you consider how long it takes to install gentoo, you gotta expect something better!

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Well, guess I had a Gowator's Lvl 4 once (actually more but always the same til I finally started to remember what not to do), but might be some Lvl2+ kind of crash - don't know how to test it nor am interested :P

 

This is the 2-step howto crash my Mdk9.1:

1- Start a terminal from X. and start copying something to the floppy (I think it will work with any access to the floppy-drive really, but I will NOT test it!).

2- Switch to any other console (e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F1).

Voilá! Can't do anything. Computer completelly FREEZES (that's what really happens), and that worrying floppy-drive access-noise that will never ever stop! :wall: Power-down button time :(

 

Other than that some ocasional lvl 0 (usually when trying a new app), and also had something between lvl 0 and lvl 1!

This lvl0-1 stuff isn't really X' fault, but any WM based on BlackBox I know (i.e. BlackBox of course, FluxBox, OpenBox2). But it's covered: just restart the WM - you can. And I also know what to do to prevent it: don't do

service network restart

from a terminal inside the WM, if eth0 didn't load on startup ('cause I forgot to turn on the modem! :oops: ). And also only happens if I use some network app like a browser or IM client... So, maybe a lvl0?

 

Anyway, it's a Notebook (Clevo) 2200C with Pentium III (Copermine) @866Mhz, 128Mb ram, 18Gb hd, blah blah running Mdk 9.1 (I don't remember any crash since my first linux install: Mdk 8.0). Windoze... [not] Me [thank you] well... one of the main reasons to switch to linux... :cheesy:

 

So my vote: <1

Edited by jeanackle

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i put <1 but that includes the times i've crashed it by doing something stupid.  if you just count the times it's crashed on it's own, you get 0.

ditto

 

(using Mandrake 9.2)

Edited by Darkelve

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Never.

 

Except that one time I hit the scroll wheel by accident in GIMP and it scrolled the font measurement from 40pixels tper character to 40 inches. THis computer can't handle that :)

 

It probably woulda been fine if I left it for a little while but im impatient so i hit the power button. I know this can cause FS corruption, but Ctrl-Alt-Del, Ctrl-Alt-Backspace werent responding, nor were Ctrl-Alt-F1. I didnt know about SySreq at the tyme.

 

Thats the only ''crash'' i've had. Surprisingly again, Xserver hasnt ever really crashed 'spontaneiously'. Only when I do something stupid :D

 

iphitus

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Sorry to double post, but look at the percentages on that poll

 

0 :) [ 19 ] [190.00%]

<1 [ 11 ] [110.00%]

1-3 [ 8 ] [80.00%]

3-7 [ 2 ] [20.00%]

7-15 [ 2 ] [20.00%]

>15???? [ 1 ] [10.00%]

 

 

Shouldnt they equal 100%?? Oh well, 190% for no crashes is good!!

 

I might add to above, is that i voted 0 and im running Debian Sid/Unstable which is a rock, never crashes.

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it probably got a little messed up in the transfer from the old board. i noticed even though i had voted before it was showing that i hadn't.

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CRASH ??? I thought that was a Windows thing :P

Well, anyways, I've been on Linux for about 2 weeks now and it never crashed on me.

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At work, when the CD Rom was slave on the same cable as the HD, it crashed each time I wanted to access the CD Rom .. except at install time ??. After I've fixed that, it NEVER crashed.

At home I think never too. I've created an account for each of my 3 childrens and I feel secure letting them messing there home even more than there room :jester:

Of course I couldn't let them alone on the PC when I was win 98..

 

roland :thumbs:

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X crashes, I blame it on the proprietary nvidia driver.

Usually I can logon to another computer and ssh into my machine, then kill X.

 

On my wife's machine X has crashed less than 10 times since sept 2002, she only uses linux. Once she actually complained about it, OOo but that's the same to her, and I just asked: how many times have you lost work due to a crash (which were quite common on win98se -- couple of times a month) -- and at that point the answer was: never.

 

My server has never crashed.

 

My workstation crashed a bit when I was still overclocking. Stability really is more important than 3% of speed increase...

It does give quite a few kernel panics if you're trying to iterate to the stable point on the edge.... :D

 

Anyway, haven't had a kernel panic since (or even before), have had a couple of X crashes this month.

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Well, since were updating this....

nforce/nvidia All tha damned time, ittirated by using the enterprise kernel or my own.... damned annoying...

 

PCMCIA and Mandrake ALWAYS

PCMCIA and Deb based distro never yet!!!

 

XBOX/Deb ... Never (uptime is a few months now)

Server on SME Server 5.6 NEVER - Uptime 600 days + excepting a power failure and once changing the processor out....

 

Basically, once its stabe (I would say a week) it will never crash unless you change it or force it... but the first 24 hours is the critical part, esp. cron jobs etc...)

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