Red Hat 6.1 Linux Hangs (full details below)
Posted on 2000-03-04
This is a new install
Red Hat 6.1
I have installed red hat 6.1, if for example the computer is turned off, then i go and turn it on, it will boot into the OS, with No problems, I can go and ping it from a client workstation, Netscape server, and ftp deamon and connect
to it from any other client workstation, and I can telnet into just fine. Everything works fine. Ok now if i go away for 10 hours and dont touch the server, When i come back, the screen on the monitor goes black, but the light on the monitor is green not yellow. the power light on the computer is green, you can here the fans inside the computer, power seems to be going through, but if i go to the servers keyboard and press any button. That action produces no effects, the screen still stays black, and nothing happens.
If i go to a client workstation and try to ping the server i get request times out, i am pinging it by the ip address and by the host name, If i go try to connect via ftp or telnet i get the same results, that i cannot connect to the server. Now if i go and hit the reset button on the server, and wait until it reboots, It comes up and says that the file systems where not unmounted properly and forces a check, The system boots fine after the check, i can go and use it do what ever i need to do everything is fine, then the whole process repeats itself, if i do not touch the computer physically for a couple of hours. I dont know what is causing this, but i assumed that it was going into some power saving mode and just not waking up from it, i checked one of the utilities in KDE for power management , and it doesnt seem to be set up for power management. Is there anything that i can check or do to prevent it from going into this hung state?
Thanks in advance