[parisc-linux] New list member..

CHS chs@23.org
Wed, 13 Jun 2001 11:27:37 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Richard Hirst wrote:

> You don't say if you are serial or graphical (sti) console based.
> I certainly wouldn't expect kernel panics "fairly often" with a
> serial console.  For sti console, there are some known issues, for
> example, hitting <escape> in vi tends to crash the kernel.  sti console
> is much less tested than serial also.  The vi problem is fixed in our
> latest kernel source, and you can work round it by changing your terminal
> type (from TERM=linux to TERM=vt100, iirc).

my mistake, I meant to be thorough, honest :)

I'm using the graphical/sti install..

> If you are sti console based then it is painful, but if you could copy
> down the register dump (not the stack dump, most of which will have
> scrolled off the screen), then I might be able to tell you more.
> If you are serial based, you should be able to capture the output
> easily enough.

register dump, ok, I'll try and do that tonight..

I'd try and work with the machine in serial mode, but I don't have the
null modem adapters and gender changers at home neccessary to work with
it. I'll see what I can dig up though..

thanks for the help.

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