Wow this list is cool :).
I'm not positive yet, it will take time to test out, but I think I have an
answer thanks to Steve Williams. I included his reply to me that contains
the original question.
Sure enough the 270MHz machines had 105362-05 patch and the 330MHz
machines didn't have that patch at all. I don't know but that could
explain why it happened on the 270s sometimes but on the 330s all the
time. In reading the README for the patch it sure looks right.
Well, I'm off to install some patches :). I'll report back in a few weeks
to let you all know if it worked.
Also thanks to:
Eddy Fafard <email@example.com>
They were giving me the specs on their ultra5s so we could compare what
Prof. Linda Vinke Hardie
Computer Research Specialist & System Administrator
Dept. of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering
Christopher Newport University
Phone (757) 594-7749 Fax (757) 594-7919
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 16:45:19 -0500
From: Steve Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Linda Vinke Hardie <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: screen locking up
I know patch 105362-17 had a problem with it and could cause hangs, we are
using 105362-18 and are hang problems have stopped.
Linda Vinke Hardie wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> My dept. has recently purchased several Ultra5s, 11 are the 270MHz and 3
> are the 330MHz. We've been having quite a bit of difficulty with the
> screens on these machines freezing up.
> The typically scenario is that the user is moving a window using the
> mouse and all of a sudden the entire screen freezes. This has been
> happening almost entirely on the 330MHz machines occuring about once
> a week.
> The other Ultra5s, 270MHz, have had the screen freeze up also but this
> happens much less often and it's not associated to a direct activity such
> as moving a window. The last time netscape cookies were the culprit.
> All of these machines are running solaris 2.6. I was trying to determine
> if this was related to a patch so initially the 330 had all the released
> patches (Jan 99), then I rebuilt them entirely and have remained with no
> patches. Removing the patches helped somewhat, the screens freeze less
> often but I'd *really* like to get the patches put back on. Plus the
> problem is still present without the patches.
> I also have solaris 2.6 running on several ultra1s with no trouble at all.
> There are no messages in /var/adm/messages to go by. Does anyone have any
> suggestions on what to check for? I've searched the mailing list archive
> and deja news but there was little info there.
> Thank you very much,
> Prof. Linda Vinke Hardie
> Computer Research Specialist & System Administrator
> Dept. of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering
> Christopher Newport University
> Phone (757) 594-7749 Fax (757) 594-7919
-- Steven Williams, UNIX Systems Administrator Fujitsu Network Communications mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org PH:972-479-2180
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