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SubjectRe: Athlon Thunderbird, Abit KT7 Raid, Kernel 2.4: DESKTOP FROZEN!
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In alcove.lists.linux.kernel, you wrote:
>
> My box: Athlon Thunderbird 900 MHz, MotherboardAbit KT7 Raid,
> Kernel 2.4 (the one that comes with Red Hat 7.1 no updates)
>
> I get apparently random desktop freezing.
>
> Last time:
>
> I was just doing nothing so the screensaver
> was on when I noticed the screen was frozen. Nor the keyboard
> neither the mouse worked. No combination of CTRL-ALT keys.
> Only choice left: reset. I did it. When it booted again I got a
>
> Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill the idle task
> In idle: not syncing.
>
> (by the way: what is the SysRq magic or something similar?
> Does it help? Which keys??)
>
> This time I had to unplug the computer. After 5 minutes I tried again.
> In many trials I got hundreds of errors. These:
>

Try to compile a kernel without the Athlon optimization (just K6...).

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