Ubuntu :: Random Shutdown/Power Off?

Jan 24, 2010

I've been using Ubuntu on and off since 8.04, but only last week decided to make a real switch across to it.After installing 9.10 64bit though, my laptop while running Ubuntu just turns itself off at completely random times - it doesn't seem to go through any shut down procedure or anything, it's more like the power's just suddenly cut. It sometimes happens 5 minutes after being turned on, or sometimes 4 or 5 hours, it really is random.I really have no idea where to even begin trying to stop this. I think it must be a software thing because this has never happened with windows or earlier versions of Ubuntu, but other than that I don't know what to do to stop this.I'm dual booting Windows 7 32bit and Ubuntu 9.10 64bit, and this is on a Toshiba L350-D 11-D laptop, which has a 64bit AMD processor.

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Ubuntu :: Random Reboot Shutdown In Karmic 9.10?

Jan 19, 2010

I recently migrated from Hardy 8.04 LTS (32) to Karmic 9.10 (32) so that the restricted ATI drivers and CCC would work correctly - that part is basically fine.

The problem for the past couple of weeks has been Karmic randomly shutting down, and rebooting the system after 1 or 2 hours up-time.

Why would this be happening, it was fine for the first few weeks after installing Karmic.

My system currently consists of the following;
Gigabyte MA790FX-DS5 mainboard - Jan '08
AMD 3.0Ghz Phenom II X4 945 CPU - Oct '09
4GB DDR2 Kingston HyperX RAM (1066 MHz) - Jul '09
Sapphire ATI HD5770 1GB GDDR5 video - Dec '09
Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 640 watt power supply - Nov '09
Cooler Master Centurion 5 CAC-T05 case - Jan '08
1 pata 500 GB, 3 sata 500 GB & 1 sata 640 GB drives
2 DVD burners (Pioneer and LG)
2 x 19" (4:3) Samsung SyncMaster 943N LCD monitors

I used to have lmsensors working with the Athlon 2.8GHz dual core in Hardy, but they wouldn't work with the new Phenom 3.0 GHz 945 CPU in Hardy (and they still won't work in Karmic).

Th upshot is that I don't have cpu, system, or graphics temps; nor do I have any fan speeds, so I don't know what temps or fan speeds my system is running without rebooting into BIOS (which isn't much good as I really need to know what's happening when I'm using the OS itself).

Does anyone know what could be causing this random shut-down/reboot problem?

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I have checked my log files, and can't find anything related to overheating -- searches for things related to lm_sensors, "temp", and "thermal" are not turning up anything in the system logs (syslog, kern.log, or messages). I also looked at the logs around the times of the sudden shutdown, and couldn't find anything unusual. How can I diagnose this? I'd like to file a bug report, but since I can't find anything in the logs, I honestly have no idea how to go about providing useful information. Is there anything besides overheating that might be causing my laptop to suddenly shut off? (I am using a Gateway M-6888u laptop, btw)

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Nov 3, 2010

I have Ubuntu 10.10 on e-machine T-1221 I can shut down the machine using :

sudo shutdown -h from terminal

I can shutdown using powerbutton on case. I can't use the applet indicator powerbutton in root account, but, I can use the command under "System-->-Shutdown" in root account, but I don't see "System-->-Shutdown" in users account. Is there a way to add it ? I installed Debian 6.0 Squeeze on my Acer Aspire 3620 Laptop it works just fine and has the same Gnome Desktop. The only thing different is that there is no powerbutton available thru Gnome applets, only the command on menu under" Sytem-->-Shutdown", which I'm fine with on this machine.

These are the things I tried on emachine T-1221

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I tried "noacpi"
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I read the bug reports it stated that on live-cd there was only suspend and hibernate. There is no shutdown or reboot. I tried: "#start acpi", it closed with errors. It said that Ubuntu uses upstart. Is there a script which you can add to power button to add the shutdown.? Really I don't necessarily need powerbutton, I think the work around would be adding the command to "System-->-Menu.

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