[SATLUG] Troubleshooting Laptop Lockups

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 15:32:03 CDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 2:54 PM, Ed Coates <edcoates at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've got a problem with my laptop, and I'm looking for a little
> guidance.  I've got a Gateway Solo5350 with 1.06 GHz processor, 1 GB
> of RAM, and a 60GB hard drive.  It's currently dual boot with Windows
> XP Home Edition, and Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy).  The problem is that the
> laptop intermittently locks up in Ubuntu.  Usually, when I'm not doing
> anything on the laptop, or waiting for updates to complete, or an
> unattended process to finish.  I'll go back to check on the progress
> and find the laptop locked up.  Nothing short of a powercycle fixes
> the issue.  How can you troubleshoot something like this?  I know that
> it can't be hardware because I can have the laptop booted into Windows
> and it will run weeks on end with no lockups, but if booted into
> Ubuntu, within hours it will wind up locked.

Ed, could you by chance have hibernation turned on under Ubuntu?

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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