[mythtv-users] Spontaneous Rebooting - Need some help!
patman at aracnet.com
Fri Jun 2 23:44:50 UTC 2006
On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 07:03:15PM -0700, Rob Bongiovi wrote:
> A week or so ago, I upgraded the mythtv, kernel,
> nvidia, and ivtv to the latest FC4 versions. After
> that, started having spontaneous reboots on both
> boxes. To me - that rules out a hardware component
> "breaking." like a bad HD and memory (although I ran
> memtest 86 and they passed).
> I *think* I was still running a 2.6.14 kernel before I
> upgraded and seem to be having problems with this on
> 2.6.15 and 2.6.16 kernels, so wonder if something
> changed that caused this. The other think may be that
> the newest ivtv firmware has reintroduced the IVTV/VIA
> DMA conflict. I've tried some of the recommended
> resolutions to that: have the latest bios, etc.
> Thoughts on other ways to troubleshoot? Any other
> suggestions. I'm about to lose my family's support of
Why not boot the old kernel and try it out? Same for other components.
FC4 won't auto remove previous kernels, though the update sites only keep
a few revisions back (i.e. I don't see any 2.6.14 FC4 kernel rpms), so if
it really was a 2.6.14 kernel and you already removed them you might have
But check your /var/cache/yum, if you haven't been cleaning it out, all
the old kernels (and rpms) will still be there.
find /var/cache/yum -name 'kernel-2*'
And install (rpm -ivh) one of the older kernels etc.
You could still install and run the original FC4 kernel, even though
intermediate updates are not available. I could not install it via yum,
but you could download:
Of course you don't want to have that old of a kernel running with the box
on the internet.
You could also build your own kernel via kernel.org source, see if a
2.6.14 works OK or not, and then bisect from there, I haven't ever tried
git bisect. If an earlier kernel *does* work, you'd probably have to do
some sort of bisect to isolate the change, and report to FC devel.
-- Patrick Mansfield
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