[SATLUG] Troubleshooting Laptop Lockups

Charles Mims chmims at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 15:02:50 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

When ever I turn on visual effect in Ubuntu it starts locking up on me.

Charles

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