I'm having a strange problem which appears to be(?) memory related.
I'm running the "hamm" release of Debian on a Tyan dual CPU
motherboard with 1-166mH Pentium CPU. The problem predated the
installation of the "hamm" release. I was using Fast Page Mode Drams
memory, 2-16Mb + 2-4Mb SIMMS.
Most things ran, however, when I tried to build a new kernel I got
repeated failures with the error message:
"gcc: Internal compiler error: program cc1 got fatal signal 11"
These errors occured randomly in the make process with variable
Also dselect gets random Segmentaion violations.
I purchased 2-32Mb SIMMS and replaced the memory. The errors
persisted. I then began trying all combinations of memory. The error
went away only when I ran with the 2-4Mb SIMMS. The computer runs
error free but painfully slow. (With only 8Mb of memory, it's a wonder
that it runs at all)
Has anyone else encountered a similar problem? Does anyone have any
ideas as to what could be causing the problem?
Any suggestions would be greatfully received.