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Hello Unix Users,

We are running Solaris 2.5 on a Sparc20 with 2 CPU's.
What I have experienced is a 'watchdog reset' which
automatically reboots the workstation. This has happened
in the afternoon and I think overnight. I have not observed
if it happens regularly or randomly.
I would appreciate any advice on 'how to' resolve this
situation.

Thanks in advance!
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by:n0thing
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Hmmm ... i don't have enough details to answer your question.
But you might check in /var/adm/messages for possible answers
to your auto-reboot system. It might be a disk problem, memory
problem or an application bugs.
Good luck.
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by:OM
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If the /var/adm/messages does not give explanations enough,
you should look at the logs file, and perhaps modify the
syslog.conf in order to have better informations on the
processes

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watchdog is a prom utility which will take an action (usually reboot) if it finds your system unstable (hardware, software int. problem you could turn watchdog off from the openboot prom (ok. prompt i.e setenv watchdof-reboot off or similar) but if you machine is panicing or crashing from harware failure it will still do this check messages and /var/adm/crash, also check with SUN about patches esp. on dual processor.

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Thanks for your help!
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by:domino050797
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My current internet connection is via a DOS/Windows 3.11 Novell/Unix client PC with an external 28.8K modem and an account
from an internet provider. I want to move this connection to a
Sparc20 running Solaris 2.5. What are the considerations since I
will have to download browser software for Solaris from the PC initially? Do I need a third party dialer? If so can you recommend some? Do you know any Solaris internet packages that
include all utilities such as FTP, browser, mail, news, etc.
Thanks in advance! Best regards!!

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