Random System Failure Please advise

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    teryglenn1 New Member

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    Hey guys i have a box running cent OS 3.7 linux here are the specs.

    Pentium III 550mhz
    512 RAM
    intel 440bx mobo
    Dlink ethernet 10/100


    here is the problem randomly usually over a period of a few days i'll come to log into the system and notice the power LED still on however the screen is black and i cannot SSH or do anything but hold the power button to restart it. I know linux is a very stable OS so i am having a hard time believing that its a software issue. I am more inclined to say its hardware related however i have not been able to track it down. I have disabled most of the power management features i am aware of becuase at first i thought that was the issue. Anyways, any help would be much appreciated thank you.
     
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    Are you running X or just a console? Anything in your logs that maybe related?
     
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    X windows is running when it happens also my system log restarts every hour for some reason.

    Nov 30 17:00:06 alice syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
    Nov 30 18:00:04 alice syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
    Nov 30 19:00:04 alice syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
    Nov 30 20:00:05 alice syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
    Dec 1 09:01:09 alice syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
    Dec 1 09:01:09 alice syslog: syslogd startup succeeded


    it crashed nov 30 until i had to hard reboot it today dec 1.
     
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    You may be running logrotate hourly via cron, which means that the logger will be restarted too.
     

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