Incessant freezeups on Ideapad Y530

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chachee
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Incessant freezeups on Ideapad Y530

Post by chachee » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:56 am

Lenovo Ideapad Y530 (4051-6BU)
Hardware specifics not listed below found at http://computers.toptenreviews.com/lapt ... -45439.htm

Problem: Without doing any specific task, my tuxtop randomly freezes. Sometimes, I'll get a sparkly display of random colors before the thing reboots. The problem prevents me from using this very cool distro full time; as a result, I primarily use Windows 7 (dual boot). On average, I probably venture into the Mint twice weekly for a few hours total. Of these few hours, I can typically expect at least 3 or 4 freezes and a couple reboots, again, irrespective of what applications/activities are going on.

This chap had the same problem (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/486300). He tried "downgrading to xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.4 drivers as [he] saw recommended in one similar bug report with no success." That sounds really hairy. But, like him, I've disabled all the flashy Compiz effects with no change in frequency of freezups/reboots. In response to this chap's post, meanasspenguin mentioned the problem being at the kernel level, and did a custom build of 2.6.31.6, after which he experienced no freeze/reboot problems. This sounds even hairier. (I've seen numerous other posts with no substantive replies and even less content on which to troubleshoot.)

I suppose I'm down for learning/trying anything. I'd prefer have some feedback, though, rather than going about this thing alone while being mildly inept at Linux.

Anyone with similar problems who's found a solution?

Below is some info from 3 sources: (a) kern.log, (b) the "inxi -F" command, and the (c) "lspci" command.

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Just before dying this evening, I got the following log:
(1)
Feb 8 22:35:34 Tuxtop kernel: [ 58.270014] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040101] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000001b30 (1b30 phys) = 882009300000000
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040108] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000001c10 (1c10 phys) = ff000000000000
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040118] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000005e08 (5e08 phys) = 97008200020000
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040122] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000005e10 (5e10 phys) = 16000208870087
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040125] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000005e68 (5e68 phys) = 0017f200
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040129] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000005eb8 (5eb8 phys) = 00000017
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040133] ------------[ cut here ]------------
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040144] WARNING: at /build/buildd/linux-2.6.31/arch/x86/kernel/check.c:134 check_for_bios_corruption+0xe5/0x100()
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040148] Hardware name: INVALID
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040151] Memory corruption detected in low memory
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040153] Modules linked in: binfmt_misc ppdev dm_crypt snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi snd_hda_codec_si3054 snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi joydev snd_seq_midi_event arc4 ecb snd_seq snd_timer iptable_filter iwlagn iwlcore snd_seq_device sdhci_pci sdhci ricoh_mmc uvcvideo ip_tables mac80211 videodev v4l1_compat v4l2_compat_ioctl32 psmouse lp snd serio_raw asus_laptop parport soundcore x_tables cfg80211 snd_page_alloc led_class dm_raid45 xor fbcon tileblit font bitblit softcursor ohci1394 ieee1394 tg3 i915 drm i2c_algo_bit intel_agp video output
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040233] Pid: 9, comm: events/0 Not tainted 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040237] Call Trace:
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040246] [<ffffffff8105e788>] warn_slowpath_common+0x78/0xb0
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040251] [<ffffffff8105e81c>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x3c/0x40
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040262] [<ffffffff810366a5>] check_for_bios_corruption+0xe5/0x100
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040266] [<ffffffff810366c0>] ? check_corruption+0x0/0x30
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040269] [<ffffffff810366c9>] check_corruption+0x9/0x30
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040273] [<ffffffff810737a5>] run_workqueue+0x95/0x170
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040276] [<ffffffff81073924>] worker_thread+0xa4/0x120
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040280] [<ffffffff81078b30>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x40
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040283] [<ffffffff81073880>] ? worker_thread+0x0/0x120
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040286] [<ffffffff81078746>] kthread+0xa6/0xb0
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040290] [<ffffffff810130ea>] child_rip+0xa/0x20
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040293] [<ffffffff810786a0>] ? kthread+0x0/0xb0
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040296] [<ffffffff810130e0>] ? child_rip+0x0/0x20
Feb 8 22:35:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040298] ---[ end trace 5146ef8b0a98eb08 ]---
Feb 8 22:37:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 181.043469] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000005e10 (5e10 phys) = 882008200870000
Feb 8 22:37:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 181.043476] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000005e20 (5e20 phys) = 12009200000000
Feb 8 22:37:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 181.043478] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000005e68 (5e68 phys) = 0001fe00
Feb 8 22:37:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 181.043481] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000005e78 (5e78 phys) = 0000ff00
Feb 8 22:37:37 Tuxtop kernel: [ 181.043483] Corrupted low memory at ffff880000005eb8 (5eb8 phys) = 00000001
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result of "inxi -F"
System: Host Tuxtop Kernel 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint 8 Helena - x64 Edition
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T6400 (SMP) cache 2048 KB flags (sse3 nx lm) bmips 7999.22
Clock Speeds: (1) 2000.00 MHz (2) 2000.00 MHz
Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.6.4 Res: 1280x800@60.0hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset GEM 20090712 2009Q2 RC3 GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.6 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver HDA Intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.20
Network: Card-1 Intel PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection driver iwlagn v: 1.3.27k
Card-2 Broadcom NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express driver tg3 v: 3.99
Disks: HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (1.3% used) 1: /dev/sda Hitachi HTS54323 320.1GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 51G used: 3.9G (8%) fs: ext4 ID:swap-1 size: 2.41GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Info: Processes 167 Uptime 32 min Memory 544.3/3898.7MB Client Shell inxi 1.2.6
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result of "lspci"
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection
06:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
06:03.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
06:03.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
06:03.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
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Re: Incessant freezeups on Ideapad Y530

Post by Husse » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:01 pm

Several instances of
Corrupted low memory
and
Tuxtop kernel: [ 61.040144] WARNING: at /build/buildd/linux-2.6.31/arch/x86/kernel/check.c:134 check_for_bios_corruption+0xe5/0x100()
Seems to me to be some hardware error
Windows may not be affected, it might use some other parts of memory
Run a memory test - there is an option in the grub boot menu
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Re: Incessant freezeups on Ideapad Y530

Post by chachee » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:52 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. I ran the memory test in GRUB and everything, hardware wise, seems fine. There were no error messages.

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Re: Incessant freezeups on Ideapad Y530

Post by Husse » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:09 pm

Will come back to you
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