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Old 23rd July 2006, 02:04 AM
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Random crashes!

So I've been having issues with random crashes of applications within Gnome. I've had the Gnome panel crash and try to relaunch itself infinately, stating that a panel is already running and then crashing again; firefox has crashed; installing packages from add/remove packages has frozen up; and just a multitude of issues!

So... does anyone have any idea why that may be happen? I'm running the 32 bit on a 64 bit processor, dual core, if that makes any difference, with the smp kernel.
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Old 23rd July 2006, 04:00 AM
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When, if ever, where things working? What's changed since then?

Have you tried booting a non SMP kernel?

What panel applets do you have? Firefox plugins? Fedora Core version?

Have you tried a
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yum update
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Old 23rd July 2006, 04:05 AM
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1. Never. Since installation on the first time into the GUI (I did a text install because I needed the nVidia drivers and the graphics wouldn't work properly). BEfore that I set up yum to download the nVidia drivers and install them so the GUI would work properly.

2. No and I do not know how. Also, why would that impact the issue? Isn't SMP for dual core processors, which mine is?

3. Panel applet that I was using is GAIM. Also appeared with another application but I cannot remember what--theme manager maybe? Something default. Default firefox install and this is Fedora Core 5.

4. I have done a yum update with the -y switch and everything is good to go there. No updates as of the time of this post.
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Old 24th July 2006, 03:19 AM
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So... how do I boot to a non-smp kernel?
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Old 25th July 2006, 08:42 AM
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Still not sure how to boot to a non-smp kernel. Is it some setting in GRUB or do I have to change something else?
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Old 25th July 2006, 08:49 AM
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Still not sure how to boot to a non-smp kernel. Is it some setting in GRUB or do I have to change something else?
Hello:
If you install a non-smp kernel via yum or yumex then it will appear in grub for you to select from.
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Old 25th July 2006, 10:52 AM
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And how would I install a non-smp kernel in yum?

yum install (kernel) I know... but what do I put for the kernel there?
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Old 25th July 2006, 10:58 AM
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And how would I install a non-smp kernel in yum?

yum install (kernel) I know... but what do I put for the kernel there?
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The easiest way is to install yumex first, if you do not already have it installed? If you do not then log in as root su - password and then yum -y install yumex
once it is installed you will find it under Applications/System Tools/Yum Extender
then pick the kernel you want and add it to the queue and process the queue.
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Old 31st July 2006, 09:12 AM
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Gave this non-smp kernel a try and it seems to have aleviated the issue. Thanks for the suggestion!
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