First off: Linux Mint xfce Tricia 19.3
(currently running off the bootable USB)
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System: Host: mint Kernel: 5.0.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 tk: Gtk 3.22.30 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 1951FEG v: ThinkPad T60 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> Mobo: LENOVO model: 1951FEG serial: <filter> BIOS: LENOVO v: 79ETE3WW (2.23 ) date: 09/12/2008 CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 T5600 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Merom rev: 6 L2 cache: 2048 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 7315 Speed: 1829 MHz min/max: 1000/1833 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1817 2: 1797 Graphics: Device-1: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad R60/T60/X60 series driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:27a2 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024x768~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM v: 1.4 Mesa 19.0.8 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad R60/T60/X60 series driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:27d8 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.0-32-generic Network: Device-1: Intel 82573L Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad T60 driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 8086:109a IF: ens2 state: down mac: <filter> Device-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network driver: iwl3945 v: in-tree:s port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:4227 IF: wls3 state: up mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 243.3 MiB (0.0%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT250MX500SSD1 size: 232.89 GiB speed: 1.5 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 020 temp: 40 C scheme: MBR ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB model: N/A size: 7.50 GiB serial: <filter> rev: 5.00 scheme: MBR ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EARS-00Y5B1 size: 930.86 GiB serial: <filter> rev: 2003 scheme: MBR Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.46 GiB used: 243.3 MiB (16.3%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: 32.0 C Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2980 Repos: Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 1: deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 19.3 _Tricia_ - Release amd64 20191213]/ bionic contrib main non-free Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 1: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com tricia main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main 2: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse 3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse 4: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse 5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse 6: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner Info: Processes: 177 Uptime: 3h 00m Memory: 2.92 GiB used: 1.84 GiB (63.1%) Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.32
Of course, it gets very hot, and it's been doing that for a long time. I recently opened it up and cleaned it out, it feels much cooler to the touch. I have a replacement heatsink and thermal pads and paste ready to go, but I wonder if it's too late.
A couple of times I've accidentally left my laptop on for hours, like the last time before bed I clicked shut down and then went to sleep, but it never fully shut down, so when I woke up in the morning it was whirring hot on a blank screen. I had to pull the plug, let it cool down, then boot again. The other time I think I just forgot to turn it off when I was out for the day and when I came back it was boiling... and frozen.
So both times when I booted up again I got as far as the log in screen, logged in, and it looped back to the log in screen. As a side note I actually had a similar issue when I installed Tricia*, which I solved by switching the desktop manager to the most lightweight one (don't ask me which). Anyway, the last time this happened I just formatted and reinstalled Mint. No problems. When it happened again on Sunday I formatted and reinstalled it yesterday. Now when I boot it gets stuck on the green spinny Mint logo. I've tried this when the laptop is nice and cool with the same result. It's got me thinking that it's time to buy a new laptop. But, as it still works perfectly on the bootable USB, I thought let me ask the good people on the Mint forums first.
So, what do you think? Time to send my beloved T60 to the museum? Or is there hope yet?
*see here: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=318797&p=1822053#p1822053