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Dazed and confused - unknown system restart


I've got some bizzare & annoying problem in some of our servers.All other servers dont have this unknown restart issue. Only the PPPoEservers restart. When it restarts, it shows this message:

"kernel: Dazed and confused, but trying to continue
Do you have a strange power saving mode enabled?"

I did searches on google, didn't find anything regarding this issue,but i found few similar searches; there were unknown solutions forthis. Some showed that it was something to do with the RAM, but ichecked that, it doesn't have anything to do with it.

The pppoe servers are "IBM eserver xSeries 336"

The specifications of these servers:

CPU: 1 x86_64 3.0Ghz processors (Cache: 1024 KB) Intel Xeon

Network: (2X) Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet PCI

Network: (2x) Broadcom Corporation:NetXtreme BCM5721 Gigabit Ethernet

SCSI: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320



Graphic Card: ATI Technologis Inc Radeon RV100 QY (Radeon 7000/VE)

USB: (2x) Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller

Storage Device: (2x) Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (each 36.4)


the kernel version of Fedora Core 4:
linux version 2.6.15-1.1833_FC4smp( (gcc version 4.0.2 20051125 (RedHat 4.0.2-8) ) #1 SMP Wed Mar 1 23:56:51 EST 2006

Well thanks, hope there is a quick solution for this.


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Re: dazed and confused - unknown system restart

First off, take the message at its word: restart the machine, go into the BIOS and disable all power saving. Also, turn off ACPI if it's on.

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