A7V333: Odd shutdowns, as if no power -- clock/timer problem?
- From: Chris Metzler <cmetzler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:37:13 -0400
I'm experiencing odd problems with my machine.
1. The hardware clock stores the time correctly, but doesn't
advance. I use Linux, and the normal procedure for Linux is that
the system (software) clock is loaded from the hardware clock at
boot; time is kept using the system clock; and then the hardware
clock is set to the current system clock value at shutdown. This
all happens just fine. But the next time the machine is booted,
the value loaded from the hardware clock is the time the machine
was shutdown. It's as if the hardware clock can hold the time
OK, and the hardware clock can be successfully accessed and set;
but it does not advance on its own.
2. Left up long enough, the machine will die. The video signal
stops (and the monitor shows a "please check signal cable" message,
and eventually switches to power-save), network and disk LEDs
show no activity (although the disks and the motherboard do seem
to still have power). If I power cycle, the machine will not even
POST; the disks spin up, but there's no beeps or talking; the mobo
sits like a lump. If I wait a couple of days and try again to
power up, it'll send me automatically to BIOS Setup, telling me
that the last time it tried to boot, there was something wrong
with the processor speed in BIOS, and I need to check the values
listed and make sure they were OK (they are). Once checked, the
machine boots OK.
If I shut down the machine myself, it will reboot later with no
problem. But if I allow it to die on its own as above, it won't
reboot until a day or more has passed, and will behave as above
when it boots. Once booted, the amount of time I can have the
machine up before it dies on its own as above is on the order of
a few hours.
Any suggestions/advice greatly appreciated. This is very, very
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