RedHat 8.0 on a PE 2550 (hang)...

Cris Rhea crhea at
Thu Jan 9 13:35:00 CST 2003


Received several replies already! Thanks folks!

In answer to a couple questions I've received:

1. No, I'm not running X on the console- normal character-based login.

2. Nothing in the PCI slots. Machine is stock as it came from Dell
   (8QJR411 if you're curious).

3. A couple folks pointed me at problems with the Gig Ethernet driver
   (tg3) shipping with RedHat8.0.  I have downloaded the 
   errata kernel upgrade (kernel-smp-2.4.18-19.8.0.i686.rpm) and am 
   trying it to see if it fixes the problem.

4. Yes, I too have seen horrid NFS issues with the later RedHat releases
   (several bug reports from me in bugzilla on RH7.3 issues), but
   have found a combination of things that work well at our site
   (we have both Sun/NFS servers as well as NT/Microsoft NFS servers).
   I've used the same settings that worked in RH7.3 for this 8.0 system.

   Since the system is basically idle, NFS shouldn't be the culprit
   (things are automounted, but with no users on the system, nothing 
   gets mounted...).

--- Cris

 Cristopher J. Rhea                     Mayo Foundation
 Research Computing Facility             Pavilion 2-25
 crhea at Mayo.EDU                        Rochester, MN 55905
 (507) 284-0587                        Fax: (507) 284-5231

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