Triton II + 6x86 hangs

Gerald Combs (
Sat, 2 Nov 1996 17:07:37 -0600 (CST)

I recently "upgraded" to a generic Triton II motherboard with a Cyrix
6x86 processor. At random times my system now hangs completely - it
doesn't respond to keyboard or mouse input and I can't telnet into the
machine. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to when the hangs
happen. Sometimes (rarely) it happens during the boot process. At other
times the machine will go a full day without any problems. The only time
it consistenly hangs is when xscreensaver's 'halo' module runs. After
rebooting there aren't any log messages or anything else indicating that
the system was having any problems.

The system consists of the motherboard, an S3 PCI video card, an NCR
53C810 SCSI controller with a Quantum HD attached, a clone NE2000
ethernet card, and a PAS 16 sound card with a CD-ROM attached.

I've tried every BIOS and kernel configuration combination I can think
of, including those concerning RAM parity checking, APM, and onboard IDE
controllers. The problem happens with kernel versions 2.0.22 and 2.0.24.
After finding messages in the linux-kernel archives from people with
similar problems, I also installed versions 2.0.10 and 1.3.100, but the
problem persisted.

Does anyone know what could be causing these hangs?

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