[SATLUG] Troubleshooting Laptop Lockups

Samuel Leon satlug at net153.net
Tue Oct 21 22:14:33 CDT 2008

Ed Coates 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

You might also look into disabling any kind of cpu speed scaling stuff.


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