[sf-lug] X201 Laptop randomly freezing (completely)

jim jim at well.com
Sat Jul 3 11:00:07 PDT 2010

   at least a few people will be at the cafe enchante 
tomorrow (sunday, july 4) between 11 AM and 1 PM or 
so. bring it by and, depending on who shows up, maybe 
someone can figure it out. 
   consider bringing it by noisebridge on wednesday 
evenings--that's a free-form discussion group similar 
to sf-lug meetings at the cafe enchante. 

* cafe enchante on geary at 26th avenue in SF 
http://www.sf-lug.com http://www.sf-lug.org 

* noisebridge at 2169 mission near 18th, ring bell in 
iron gate structure immediately north of the fruit 

   at noisebridge, a linux system administration study 
group meets on tuesdays and fridays from 3 PM to 6 PM. 
sometimes there's a real guru there. 

   rick moen hosts an every-other-saturday get-together 
for solving any and all linux related problems, i 
believe currently from 4 PM to 9 PM at his house: 
   CABAL (Consortium of All Bay Area Linux)
meets 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 4 pm-midnight at 1105 Altschul Ave. near
Gordon Ave., Menlo Park. What: CABAL coordinates Linux InstallFests at
various locations, and holds other Linux-oriented events at 1105
Altschul Avenue, taking advantage of Rick and Deirdre's Internet leased
lines and Linux servers. Always feel free to bring computers to install
Linux on, using your own or the distributions on hand. There will also
typically be a barbecue dinner, in the evening.
http://linuxmafia.com/bale/  # scroll about half-way down 

   52 degrees centigrade sounds suspiciously hot to me, 
and i suspect overheating as the cause of your freezes. 

   first thing i'd do is inspect the box; look to see 
what processes are running 
$ ps aux 
$ top 
and see what hardware is installed 
$ lsusb 
$ lspci 
$ lsmod 
$ lspcmcia 
$ lshal 

   second thing: interview you to find out what your 
installation experience was like: did you have problems, 
if so what and how did you conquer them. also, on days 
that are "more frequent", is the ambient temperature 
higher than days less frequent? 

   third thing: search the net to see if your computer 
is notorious in any way. 

   fourth thing, find a guru. 

On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 17:21 -0700, Jon Skulski wrote:
> Hey all-
> I have a lenovo x201 laptop that I finally got ubuntu 10.04 installed
> on.
> I was running into
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/554569, so I am
> running the custom kernel in #45, though I experience my problem with
> stock kernels as well. 
> What I am experiencing is random freezes on my laptop. I am not sure
> exactly what causes it. Some days it's seems more frequent.
> I do notice that it's less frequent without anything pluged in
> (external monitor/keyboards, etcs). My CPU tempature is around 52C
> I don't notice anything in the logs, but not sure if the kernel is
> logging everything. 
> I'm a programmer, but recently moved back to linux and would like to
> diagnose this problems. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to
> debug this?
> Here is a similar post I created on the ubuntu forms that has not
> really been answered.
> http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1512143
> I am full up to date.
> _______________________________________________
> sf-lug mailing list
> sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> http://linuxmafia.com/mailman/listinfo/sf-lug
> Information about SF-LUG is at http://www.sf-lug.org/

More information about the sf-lug mailing list