[LAU] Hard lock-ups -- Trying to narrow the cause
elmastero74 at gmail.com
Mon May 25 14:34:58 EDT 2009
I just installed this (it's in the repos):
Maybe it'll give some insight when the next crash happens.
It'd be nice if there was something that stored the information x amount of
minutes prior to a crash or something.........
On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 10:02 AM, <hollunder at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Sun, 24 May 2009 21:57:18 -0700
> "Aaron L." <elmastero74 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hmmm.......did my reply to Drew go to just him?
> > This gmail sort-by-subject thing can get weird.
> > Anyway, I wanted to make sure my symptoms were included in this as
> > well, so here it is:
> > Great thread.
> > I've been having intermittent lockups on my machine since I installed
> > UbuntuStudio on it about 8 months ago.
> > Started on Hardy. Now on Intrepid.
> > It took me so long to get Compiz working with my Nvidia GeForce FX
> > 5200 that I don't want to even think about moving to Jaunty.
> > I've ran memtest at least 3 times now with no errors being returned
> > each time. I used to think it had something to do with a screensaver
> > (and the nvidia driver) but I don't think that's the case. I've been
> > sitting in front of it while it's happened and it usually goes like
> > this:
> > 1. usually Firefox dies (last night it happened when I viewed a
> > myspace page so it almost seems like a Flash issue)
> > 2. the screen goes blank (black)
> > 3. my mouse cursor turns into the spinning cursor although I can
> > still move it for a few seconds (10-15 or so seconds, I'd say)
> > 4. finally, a 100% freeze although I can still see my router/hub
> > blinking so it looks like there is network activity
> > Then I have to do a hard restart.
> > Funny thing as sometimes it won't happen for a couple of weeks and
> > I'll think, "Sweet! It's fixed!"
> > Then it'll happen twice in a day. Can't imagine that it's good for
> > the hard drive with all these hard restarts.
> > I have a mac laptop sitting nearby though. I'll try the ssh bit when
> > it happens and maybe I can figure something out.
> Sounds similar to what happens to me (except the flash/firefox thing).
> It happens with graphics heavy stuff and during heavy compiles
> (kernel..). Mouse is only sometimes responsive for a few seconds.
> thought it was gone with 2.6.29 but it came back after a few weeks..
> I'm pretty sure it's hardware related, overheating or something with
> graphics since it also happened when I had installed windows a few
> years ago to play at a LAN-party.
> Now it starts to get annoying, I'm just waiting for the perfect laptop
> that can be used as audio workstation..
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