[WBEL-users] Determining the Cause of a Kernel Panic

Greg Knaddison Greg Knaddison <greg.knaddison@gmail.com>
Sat, 4 Sep 2004 21:37:41 -0600


How confident are you that it's a software issue and not a hardware
issue?  Or are you open to all ideas and just looking for more clues
to the cause?

I had a machine that would die randomly and it really frustrated me
until I pinned it down to times when the processor was being used
intensively....and then to the fact that there was a piddly small fan
on the processor.


On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 21:49:17 -0500, Daniel J. Summers
<danieljs@knology.net> wrote:
> (My apologies if this is a dupe for anyone - I sent this about 10 hours
> ago, and it still hasn't shown up in my list (or in the online archive),
> although other messages have.)
> How does one determine the cause of a kernel panic (when the computer
> freezes, and the caps/num/scroll lock lights blink)?  I've had a couple
> this morning, and they seem to go away with a reboot (although I did get
> one during a boot).  I'm suspicious of my network setup, but without
> knowing how to find a log or dump or something like that, I don't know
> what's causing it.  Thanks...
> (As a follow-up - I was using ndiswrapper 0.8, and I found that version
> 0.10 was available.  I downloaded it, compiled it, reset everything up,
> and so far, no panics.  I'd still like to know if there's a log
> somewhere though...  :>  )
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