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Hi all,
  I'm having a problem with Linux hanging constantly, I've checked everything that I could think of, but to no avail.  The problem seems to happen whenever I switch virtual terminals and when I try to start X, which makes me think it's a video card problem.  I have to reset the computer with the little red button. =]  When Linux comes back up my physical memory is full..

I'm running Slackware 7 and kernel 2.2.14

Computer specs:
aopen ax6bc
celeron 366a
128MB
ATI Rage Fury 32MB AGP
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When I switched from Slackware 4.0 to 7.0, I had to disable the internal cache on a couple of machines. It would lock up tight until I did. Runs better than ever after that.

Check out the forum at http://www.slackware.com
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Thanks, I'll give that a try tonight after school.  I think I can survive without the 128k on the celeron.
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I tried your suggestion, it wasn't the cache, but it pointed me in the right direction.. I disabled Video RAM caching and Video BIOS caching and Linux runs like a charm now.  I should not have enabled those, especially with a 32 meg vid. card.
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Yep. Even on machines that will run with cache (including bios and video), most of mine seem to run faster -- as well as more reliably with Linux if it is disabled.

Glad this helped.
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