[Centos] CentOS 3.1 kernel crashes [update-resolution?]

Mon Jul 12 03:13:22 UTC 2004
Shawn M. Jones <smj at littleprojects.org>

Beau Henderson wrote:
> Hrm, perhaps scanning the change log from redhat would be wise? Or if
> there is any way to view the RHEL bugzilla perhaps others have had the
> same issue ? Have you perhaps tried the unsupported kernel?
> Also, anything strange in dmesg when it boots up to the problematic kernel ?

While I was setting up a new Dell rackmount flatscreen/keyboard drawer, 
I realized that the existing video card (an ancient Cirrus Logic card) 
was not up to powering the monitor at any resolution higher than 
640x480, so I replaced it with an S3Virge.

Guess what?  No more crashes with kernel 2.4.21-15.0.3!

I was afraid it was a hardware problem.  Sorry for reporting something 
that appears to be just crappy hardware on the fritz.  I guess something 
in the 2.4.21-15.0.3 patch made it act up.

All I can think is that the device drivers that were patched in 
2.4.21-15.0.2 combined with the nfs code patched in 2.4.21-15.0.3 had 
something to do with hanging the kernel.

Thanks to everyone for the replies, sorry for raising the alarm.


Shawn M. Jones