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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby olejl on Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:30 am

I have no idea what the MARKs is. I was just thinking it was written to the log every 20 min as a dummy write so that it is possible to see that something is happening. I don't think the MARKs has anything to do with the freeze, since it is "always" there, but it helps me to see in which 20min period the freeze occured.

Do you have any idea on how I could investegate this?
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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby Husse on Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:51 am

Well - I should have known, the --MARK-- is just the syslog daemon telling us it's ok - you can set the interval it writes to something other than 20 minutes but that is the default Ubuntu
It's is very hard to figure something out. You have pretty standard hardware the same as many I see (I see a lot of lspci files especially when I try to fix sound problems)
There is one difference though and that is the Ricoh things you have.
Try to disable these. At least something should be possible to do in BIOS but perhaps not, as many laptops have close to no options in BIOS
That's all I can think of for now
And as it is a more or less fresh install I think it is a hardware problem - or of course a compatibility problem
The funny thing is that my computers are stable even though I buy hardware and update software to try to get them unstable to learn from the experience ....
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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby Andyoops on Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:35 am

Just a quick update. I tried running KDE mint but it eventually as well. I then installed XFCE edition and so far it is working great. I even get mentions of the kernel when I run lspci -v :). Thanks for all your help.
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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby drgonze on Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:44 am

Sorry I've been in Paris for a while now,

just got back but the freeze happened once or twice after I changed my graphics settings and then just completely stopped. i don't know whether it was an update that did it for me. But it hasn't frozen in weeks. Though the other day it shut off by itself in the middle of the night which was strange but doesnt worry me.

No more freezing for me.
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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby Husse on Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:41 pm

OK so I consider this solved
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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby drgonze on Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:19 pm

I guess it was just going through an up phase. freezing started again.

Very rapidly at first, every 10 or 20 minutes, a couple of times it was only on long enough to start up.

Now its been a week or so and it has slowed way down. every 4 hours or so it freezes. Very odd. I've been trying to figure out what it could be.

The bluetooth light comes on, and I have both uninstalled bluetooth (after the freezing started) and do not have a bluetooth device on my computer. The caps lock light also comes on and flashes on an off, and the fan kicks on.

I can't seem to find out what could be causing this as I have not changed my graphics settings or any of that. I think I'm going to install a Ubuntu instead or Kubutnu and see if anything is different with that OS.

Also I do have one question. Any body else on here using an Acer? I think it might have something to do with the hardware in the computer. I did have sound issues when I first installed mint as well.
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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby Husse on Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:09 pm

Sad
Check if you can find anything in the logs (System logs in the menu)
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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby drgonze on Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:20 am

I don't know what any of this means but here are the last few postings that might have something to do with it;;

1.5.0#2ubuntu6: restart
inspecting /boot/system.map2.6.27-7 generic
cannot map file
loaded 52262 symbols from 107 modules
initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
initializing cgroup subsys cpu


down below there are a lot of

'laptop modprobe: WARNING: not loading blacklisted module ipv6

also a lot of

wireless event too big (320)

deautheniticated and autheniticated

and there are a lot of other things in there too but those are the ones that come up most
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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby Husse on Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:36 am

The not loading blacklisted module ipv6 is as it should be :) - but it should not appear in large quantities
That you get lots of that indicates en error somewhere
I've got a really bad cold now and I'm not thinking much so I'll have to come back later to you
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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:32 pm

My cold is still blocking my thinking partly - I'll call for help here
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Re: Computer keeps freezing

Postby exploder on Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:57 pm

Have you tried running memtest to see if this might be a hardware related issue? Your hardware should work just fine with Mint. Also, have you tried running the Hard Drive manufacturers utility to test the drive for bad sectors? The issues you are describing lead me to believe there are physical problems with the hardware.
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