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#1 tripflex

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:41 AM

Hey guys, so this is kind of a spin off of the problem i'm having with a hard drive locking up...

see the thread here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/222906/hard-drive-freeze-up/


but anyways, just wanted to know if anybody knows of any kind of software that i can install on a lunix machine i have that will monitor...well pretty much everything and will create a dump file or something whenver there is a problem.


Basically in simple terms i'm having problems with the hard drive locking up (hard drive light turned solid orange and entire computer freezes) and i want to see if i can find out what is causing it. If i had some kind of software that would monitor the cpu, hard drive, etc and report any errors like right before it freezes that would probably help out a lot.

Thanks for the help guys!
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:05 PM

smartmontools - http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
Should be available from your distros repos.
smartmontools How-To: http://blog.shadypixel.com/monitoring-hard...-smartmontools/

If you would like to monitor more of your system have a look at "gkrellm"
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/...lm/gkrellm.html
GKrellM requires "lmsensors" package.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:14 PM

I have heard good things about conky. Never used it myself though.




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