[CentOS-virt] vmware problem took down X on host?
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Mon Jan 19 02:31:42 UTC 2009
Tru Huynh wrote:
>Ted Miller wrote:
>> I run VMWare server 1.07 on Centos 5.
Upgraded to 2.0 now.
>> Last night I left a Windows 2000
>> virtual machine doing a ClamWin scan of drive M: when I went to bed around
>> midnight. Drive M: is actually a volume on the Centos 5 host, mounted via
>> Samba. It has about 40Gb of photos on it, plus a few other things. I had
>> the VM up visible in the VMWare Server Console running under KDE on display
>> 8 (X session #1), my usual configuration.
> why don't you just run clamscan from CentOS to the local storage instead
> of using a guest OS on vmware server + clamwin + samba? ;)
I have to have it installed to do the C: drive on the VM, so just ran it on
the mounted volumes too. I can do it all via that install, but an install
on Centos cannot do the virtual drive. I don't want to maintain two
installs when one will do fine.
>> This morning when I looked in on it the screen was not responsive. The
>> keyboard seemed to be working (num lock would go on and off, though
>> sometimes with some delay).
> some kernel panic lights (sos in morse?)
No, normal keyboard lights. I tried NumLock when I could not get the
monitor to come on, to see if there was any life. The NumLock light did
respond to the NumLock key, so I knew that the kernel was still running.
In my original post I detailed how I was eventually able to get a bash
console to come up, and get the computer to reboot.
>> After the reboot, things seem pretty normal. However, I found this in
>> /var/log/messages, and wonder what they mean, especially the one at
>> 04:02:08 about debug info.
> X server crashed (nvidia driver crashed? or hardware issue on the video card or
> the mainboard) then samba crashed
I updated the nvidia driver. Did have one other Xserver crash today.
Didn't loose anything important, just all of the sudden got flipped out to
the login prompt. I had another Xserver terminal open, but it was not
affected by that crash.
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