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Re: [SLUG] Mythbuntu box shutting down at random
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Mythbuntu box shutting down at random
- From: Heracles <heracles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 17:38:48 +1100
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I may be way off here, but I had the same problem a while ago. It turned
out that the power supply had a fault which started as random and then
eventually the machine would not boot; whenever something caused a spike
like when a HDD firing up it couldn't cope. It was hard to diagnose.
I fixed the problem by getting a better quality power supply.
I have Mythbuntu running on
a 3Ghz P4
two PVR-150 video cards
and a 128mb nVidia card.
On the odd occasion the machine decides to reboot,
for no particular reason. Tonight, for instance,
my wife was watching the ABC and the machine just
borked and rebooted. She wasn't 'doing' anything
and the machine was doing nothing but showing the
TV...no additional work.
It's done this irregularly (eg. not every day and
not at the same time) and I can't work out a pattern.
Last week I had serious problems getting it to
stay alive for more than 10 minutes. I finally
replaced the BIOS battery and it was fine.
Can anyone suggest something I should look at?
Thanks in advance.