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Old 03-17-2010
"Your system had a kernel failure"

Hello everybody,

I've been using Debian stable (currently Lenny) for more than one year, this is my first Linux. Never experienced any problems like this: when I logged in this morning, I got a message that said my kernel had had a failure and prompted me to send a report to www.kerneloops.org. (I sent it.)
Should I be worried about the thing?
How can one check what the problem was?
(It hasn't occured since then, though the computer was restarted two times.)
Kernel: 2.6.26-2-68, it was updated about one week ago, without changing any version number; but didn't cause any problem... several rebooting and so on.
Any ideas?
# 2  
Old 03-18-2010
There is no hard and fast answer.

Obviously something changed in the kernel if it was updated. If does not reoccur, I would not worry about it. Have you added hardware or installed new drivers in the kernel? If so, those may be your problem.
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Old 03-18-2010
Thank you for the answer.
Well it seems it's okay, no such message since then.
Haven't added new hardware or driver recently... it was more than half a year ago when I made such changes.
So it's obviously this latest kernel, but everything works perfectly now - as always before.
I was just curious about where/how could I check a log or something that tells what caused the failure.
Lenny rocks anyways! Smilie
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