[Soekris] Possibly dying net4801?
rmcintosh at nitemare.net
Sun Jan 14 09:44:24 UTC 2007
Sorry about the HTML format, I wasn't thinking about it when I sent the
Anyways, to enlighten on my problem that had been reoccurring. The
temperature would raise to about 52-54C with a heatsink on it and thermal
paste, it would also raise much much higher and lock up after running
about 10minutes tops without the heatsink. I had rigged it all together to
give the heatsink more pressure to see if that would help, but to no
avail, it didn't and it kept locking up. I took an old power supply to
test and see if the original (maybe a little over one year old? power
supply bought from soekris.com) power supply was failing in some form or
another, because it always seemed to supply consistent power at about
12.024V. So far it seems to be running at a much lower temperature with no
heatsink at all, and it hasn't locked up in 24 hours so far. We'll see if
this might've just fixed it, but my other question is how long of a life
span are these psu's suppose to have? because I know for sure mine started
acting up a long time ago, which has always been on apc 700's getting
hopefully clean power...
On Sun, December 10, 2006 3:23 pm, William Estrada wrote:
> I had a similar problem with my 4801. Now to say this is your problem!
> My harddrive was powering down. Since I use swap space on the disk, the
> system just went catatonic. Had to power cycle it to fix it temporally.
> Replaced the hard drive and rebuilt the system to FC5 and all is well now.
> Do you have serial console support when it fails?
> Thanks for your time.
> William Estrada
> Email : MrUmunhum at popdial dot com
> Resume : www.Mt-Umunhum-Wireless.net/resume/william_estrada.html
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>> Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 13:20:58 -0500
>> From: "Ryan McIntosh" <rmcintosh at nitemare.net>
>> Subject: [Soekris] Possibly dying net4801?
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>> I've had this unit for over a year now, and the past few months its been
>> locking up randomly. I can't find any similarities as to why, traffic/no
>> traffic, wireless/no wireless, 2.5" hd/CF. with and without the
>> I'm running out of ideas at this point. It's running FreeBSD 6.1-p10 at
>> moment, and the only thing I notice right now that could be causing any
>> issues is the Senao 5354 periodically going into a beacon stuck mode,
>> I'm not worried about as it's a driver issue. Soo.. I'm looking for
>> on how to diagnose what could be going on? Maybe to determine if I have
>> bad board or a dying power supply? Or any other ideas.
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