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Random Kernel Panics in Fedora 18 since 3.7.2-204 Why?

asked 2013-01-25 14:01:22 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 21:14:48 -0500

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So I've been having a lot of random kernel panic occurrences since the update to 3.7.2-204 in my Fedora 18 (64 Bit) with Gnome Shell. No propietary drivers are in use in this system... I'm just working and suddenly this "Black screen of death" appears:

Kernel Panic

After that, I have to forcibly power off the computer or wait 30 seconds to the system to reboot, the computer then operates normally and suddenly (random ocassions) The kernel panic appears sometimes.

Why is this happening? How can I fix it?

P.S. I can confirm the problem still exists in 3.7.4-204.fc18.x86_64

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answered 2013-01-26 04:09:30 -0500

updated 2013-01-26 04:10:16 -0500

Same here, 3.7.2-204 crashes constantly. After I once got the kernel panic with 3.7.2-201 as well I booted back into 3.6.10-4; problem doesn't seem to exist there. ThinkPad X220, hardware okay, all 16GB of RAM tested (though I realize that the amount of RAM is a bit unusual for a laptop).

Very annoying.

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answered 2013-01-29 08:17:21 -0500

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As I general approach, try loading older kernels and see if they have the same issues. And file a bug report at I was having soft-lockup bugs with 3.7.4 (there's a bugzilla entry somewhere...) but had to back off to 3.7.2-204 which seems fine.

You should also disable Virtual Box and anything else which loads its own kernel modules, just to make sure you're working from a clean slate.

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