Ive been having some problems with a Compaq computer with Lubuntu installed. The problem is that Xorg crashes at random displaying a white distortion on the screen and it usually doesn't let me go to a terminal and i have to force a shutdown.
the same happened when I tried to install Ubuntu but worse. Another side effect is that lubuntu at boot up displays its logo in 16-bit colors and then goes to normal colors.
I've just recently upgraded to lenny using aptitude (following the instructions on debian.org. All went smoothly, and almost everything is working fine.I have had my X server crash twice since then, both times when I simply doubleclicked a running application. There is some indication of problems in the Xorg.log file, but it's not helpful to me -- can you help me understand?
After doing this for about half a second, it enters some kind of loop. The top half of the screen alternates between black/white vertical bars and solid black, while the bottom half of the screen remains solid black.
The only way I've been able to get out of this is by pressing the power button, and doing so shows me the *buntu logo (currently using Xubuntu) and then turns itself off.
Here's why I can't figure out what's wrong:The crash happens in GNOME, KDE, and XFCE. I have since uninstalled KDE because I was just checking to see if it still crashed. Both Firefox and Google Chrome cause the crash. No other programs seem to crash this way; just the web browsers. I've played games and listened to music for hours with no problems. Opening the same pages doesn't reproduce the crash. It happens randomly every hour or so. Even simple pages (like tabs of JPEGs with no HTML) cause the crash. This is a recent install from an Ubuntu 10.04 CD. I was previously using Kubuntu 8.04 and had no issues.
Recently my Firefox 5.0 started to crash randomly. This morning, it crashed twice within three minutes. I believe that it crashes mostly during loading something (such as a new tab), but it can also just crash when nothing is being done to it. I can be reading one page of text and it crashes. When it crashes, there is a "Submit a report" thing. When I click Restart Firefox, it doesn't. What I can think of is the use of Flash-aid and the addition of a 4GB bar of RAM. I re-executed Flash-aid because 1080p full-screen was choppy (still is). I don't think it is a Flash problem since with Gnash, Firefox also crashes. The RAM bar is a Lexar 4GB DDR3 SODIMM 1066-1333MHz. All other programs run correctly. I have re-installed Firefox, Firefox-branding and such in Synaptic. Still crashes.
I've been using rTorrent for a good two years now, and it's been running smoothly until about 6 months ago when random crashes and freezes would occur, between once per day and once per week. (I think it freezes if I run in screen, and crashes if I run it directly.) I've updated both rtorrent and libtorrent, updated cURL, and searched the internet near and far for a solution. I finally got this output (pastebin) after a crash today. I'm not sure how far up it goes, mainly because I'm not sure how I can scroll up the terminal window, and syslog doesn't seem to be of any help. Bottom line, I have no idea what rtorrent/libtorrent are doing, and random crashes are becoming very frustrating. For what it's worth I have a very large library (2000+) of shared files. Using version 9.04
I have no clue when it started. Since 10 days or so my computer crashes randomly when working in Ubuntu. Here are some facts: It can happen after one minute or several hours Every time, music is playing (MPD / PulseAudio), but my player runs mostly the whole time, so i am not sure if that's helping No specific action triggers the freeze, but i think a simple click is mostly involved When freezing the audio buffer is repeated every second or so The reset button does not work! I have to press the power button for 5 seconds to shut down the computer In Windows i did not experience any freezes, while i am doing hardware intensive stuff like gaming or audio processing
About 1-2 times a day (3 today and it's just 9 AM here...) Gnome 3 decides to just not care about me any more, crashes and logs me out. No warning, no error on screen, just some black screen with text (like when shutting down the computer and it's stopping services) which lasts half a second, then back to the login screen.
Any ideas what might be wrong or where I could find some logs to post them here?
since the launch of Natty I have been having stupid reboots randomly happening, no warning or otherwise occurs just a full reboot. This only seems to happen when browsing (FF or Chrome) and I have disabled every one of my addons and done the usual checks - baffled I am...So I had this with the upgrade I did on launch day, so naturally I did a full wipe and fresh install. Same situation - personally I cannot deal with this happening all the time so I went back with another full wipe to Maverick and all has been well.
Anyway I thought leaving this a few weeks would mean the community would have seen and squashed dealbreaker bugs so I re-installed yesterday, today the crashes came back again so I throw myself to your wisdom - anyone else seen this, know where I should be looking for ideas? My logfiles don't show anything prior to the reboot as an error.In all honesty I do not want to go back to maverick and cannot believe that Ubuntu have released such a bug riddled distro.
i've been running Kubuntu 11.04 for a couple weeks now and trying to transition away from windows but i have had this problem with seemingly random system freezing and crashing i run kubuntu 11.04 64bit on a dell studio 1558 with a core i5, intel hd graphics, and 6gb ram.
my laptop after awhile will just freeze and all i can do is a hard reset, sometimes the screen will go black with a bunch of text, but i think that only happens when virtualbox is running b/c i can sometimes get back to the desktop, but it will freeze nevertheless (i run win7 in vbox for certain things i need like itunes and office).. i do notice that my laptop is getting pretty warm, but i don't know if that's related b/c it always did under windows
As per the title, really. I've upgraded to 11.04, ran updates, but I can't stop LottaNZB randomly crashing out. It will be running fine one moment, then 'zap' it disappears. I've tried going through the apps running at the same time, and there doesn't appear to be any pattern. In fact, I've left it running with nothing else open and have returned to a computer with no running apps. Sometimes, however, it will run fine for several hours, completing all of it's downloads, although this is pretty rare. LottaNZB's logs appear to wipe after a crash (unless I'm missing something) so I'm none the wiser why it happens. Has anyone got any ideas what to try next? It ran faultlessly on Ubuntu 10.x
I seem to be getting a lot of firefox crashes. I was actually able to reproduce it every time by typing "S02" into the search bar...not sure why. Here's the backtrace. Edit: Odd, it also crashes when I enter s02 into my history search box...
I am in the process of trying to move my files from a windows 2003 install over to fedora 12 using the Fedora 12 x86_64 Live image.
After some initial problems with burning the ISO image (had to enable disk-at-once to get rid of I/O buffer errors). And a GPF in the xor_sse2 module while building my software raid 5 arrays (forced to reboot, unable to stop or restart the array) I finally managed to create a single LVM volume group ontop of it all.
Initially I ran some tests on the raid volume and wrote a large 100GB file filled with zeroes all over it to be sure that it was functioning normally. After that I proceeded to copy files over from the NTFS volume to the LVM volume. which resulted in lots of errors on my terminal and complete loss of the entire filesystem. Even a simple ls -l / resulted in "Bus Error" although the system still kept running for a few seconds, until it finally froze and spontaneously rebooted. Since then I ran memtest to be sure my memory is fine, and tried alternative ways of mounting the volumes, and copy methods. Each attempt resulted in either a complete freeze or instant reboot. After 6 reboots, I managed to copy 20GB out of 490GB. Obviously this will take forever this way.
/var/log/messages is unhelpful. There are a bunch of cryptic messages regarding ATA bus errors (mostly CRC errors it seems) and soft resets when the LVM volume get mounted, but everything functions fine until I touch the NTFS volume.
Here are some of them:
Code: Dec 22 02:32:15 localhost kernel: ata6.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 Dec 22 02:32:15 localhost kernel: ata6.00: BMDMA stat 0x4 Dec 22 02:32:15 localhost kernel: ata6.00: cmd ca/00:80:02:a5:fb/00:00:00:00:00/e7 tag 0 dma 65536 out
Got a new Lenovo T500, slapped 9.10 on it. Set of programmes is exactly as on my previous IBM T42, but every so often I get a random crash. No errors, just a complete freeze with a "underscore" cursor in the top-left of the screen.I think / suspect it may have something to do with Transmission running, or perhaps the recent kernel update to 2.6.31-17.Anyone else had anything similar? Maybe on a T400 or R60 / R61 / T60 / T61?
ecently (since upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10) being having problems with Amarok randomly crashing.There doesn't seem to be any pattern and it normally just disappears and music stops. Occasionally it comes up with the KDE crash tracker but it can't retrieve the debug information (although i do have amarok-dbg installed, not sure what else i need for that to work though)Anyway i have run it from the terminal and this is the output i got towards the end:
Code: amarok(7287)/kio (KIOJob) KIO::TransferJob::slotMimetype: mimetype() emitted again, or after sending first data!; job URL = KUrl("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons
I have a small issue of Xorg. Every time I boot the ubuntu 9.04, the X will crash immediately after it started. Then, it will start again and shows the login interface. It went well after the second login. I don't know what caused this since there is no error message in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/gdm/*.
I got a new desktop and figured this would be a great oppurtunity to update to 11.3 (from 11.2) while migrating files.. However I have had lots of problems with it, right of the bat. My first installation got messed up right after it was done, so I had to redo everything. Now the system boots up all fine but I am experiencing crashes every once in a while. By crashes I mean nothing works; the system monitor graphs freeze, the clock freezes, system doesnt respond to key strokes. The only remedy is then to "force an unexpected reboot" (ref: IT Crowd). I have a feeling that it has to do with Yast or something related to Yast, as it is the only common denominator between the crashes so far. However the system doesnt crash everytime I start Yast so I cant really say anything conclusively..
I have also realised that when I attach a secondary screen the graphics get kinda screwed as well.. if that makes any sense... Here are my system details: Dell Vostro Desktop with Core i7 64bit processor
8 x 2.8Ghz 6gig ram graphics card: GeForce GT220
What could be the problem here? btw let me know if anyone wants to see logs from /var/log/messages
I've been having some problems with xorg and sometimes when I go into a fullscreen app such as Supertux (The stable package) or Sonic Adventure DX in Wine and exit out of those applications or any other ones my whole X-server crashes.I'm using an Intel GMA965 card on an inspiron 1525 laptop
When I switch my KVM over to my Ubuntu box, the Wacom tablet causes X to crash about 1 out of every 4 times. I will usually see what I'm supposed to for a split second, get a blank screen and/or command line for a second, then I'm back at the login screen.
Xorg.4.log: (EE) Wacom Graphire4 4x5: Error reading wacom device : No such device
If the tablet is plugged directly into the KVM, it crashes every time. Instead, I have the tablet plugged into my Mac laptop, which is itself plugged into the KVM (TrendNet USB w/audio).
Xorg seems to crash randomly and with no real reason. Once it does, I can't restart it. If I try to restart it with GDM, nothing will happen. However once it crashes, Ubuntu's low graphics mode window pops up. Telling it to reconfigure the xorg config seems to do nothing for my problem. I will still crash after words.
Right now I'm running in an earlier kernel, hoping this will keep it from crasgubg
My system is a Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 with Radeon 5770. The system was rock solid and everything working fine until the latest update I applied 30 minutes ago. The system is stuck on the little circle icon before the login screen.
I'm not able to ssh or telnet to the machine to check the log files. I edited my grub.conf a while back and I don't seem to be able to call up the recovery kernel. I can read up on the grub options.
I've freshly installed Debian Lenny 5.03 with xfce from cd, but I'm having intermittent problems with X. Mostly X will startup fine, but occasionally it crashes. If I'm lucky, it will just shutdown and just return me to the text-mode login. But if I'm unlucky, it freezes completely, such that even the alt-SysRq key combos won't work.
I'm using the most recent version of Xorg that is available in the Debian repository (unstable) and it flashes the NVIDIA logo and crashes the whole computer immediately after. Ctrl+Alt+F[0-9] do nothing when this happens.
I've tried reverting to an older NVIDIA driver, but they either cause the same issues (27x.y.z) or require version ignoring for ABI (26x.y.z) which leads to a segfault.
I would be fine running vesa for now, but it doesn't support 1366x768 resolution so I either have to deal with a bad resolution or have part of the screen cut off.
After I updated several software including Xorg server using "slackpkg update", I Ignorantly deleted configuration files without backing them up making Xorg server crashes.I try to build Xorg.conf using xorgsetup command but it crashes and spews:
Code: Fatal server error: Caught signal 11. Server aborting /usr/bin/xorgsetup: line 170: 3315 Aborted /usr/X11R6/bin/X -configure
I have a Radeon 4850 Graphic Card with ATI Catalyst as its driver, so I try to reinstall the driver hoping that it will fix the problem, which is a bad logic I admit it, and It fails to uninstall (for some reason the uninstall script is gone) and reinstall (problem with file extraction).
I had an earlier thread with wrong title and wasn't sure of the problem at the time. Now I have some details after checking all the threads about catalyst so posting a new thread. The problem: In korganizer (or To-Do list in kontact), whenever double-clicking or right-click->Edit.. a To-Do item in the summary list window, it crashes Xorg.
Fatal server error: Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting I think it has something to do with the amd/ati catalyst driver and korganizer. My video card is XFX Radeon HD5670. I have Fedora 14 x86_64 latest update with xorg 1.9.1-3. I tried catalyst 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, and kernel 18.104.22.168-45.fc14.x86_64, 22.214.171.124-48.fc14.x86_64, 126.96.36.199-64.fc14.x86_64. Same problem.
If I use vesa driver, or from another PC with proprietary nvidia driver, no problem. Open source radeon driver works ok but sometimes the display turns off and I can't get back the display. And I need 3D. I scoured through the forum and followed the instructions exactly:
Though this was just a problem I was having with "amarok," however, It has come to my attention on "Ktorrent" as well.What is the connection? They are both based on the KDE desktop environment.Any "KDE" based program (GTK+?) will crash my GUI (im not sure if its called xserver or xorg or whatever). How do I go about diagnosing this problem? All the other programs run without crashing the computer, however, when I run "amarok" and "ktorrent" (both KDE bassed) my GUI crashes and restarts back to the login screen.
I'm looking for a script that copies a random .jpg from a random folder in my ~/Pictures folder to my ~/temp folder with a standard filename. This file will then be displayed in Conky. I can fix the last part, but I cannot find a way to do the first part.
when I was entering a sed command, with a back-reference to the scnd set of parenthesis. 2 reset X, or so I though ... I did some experimenting, and lo and behold, I could reproduce the behaviour even on the xdm login screen, when I typed in my sed expression as the name. Not every time, not accurately, but maybe 3 out of 10 times I can reset X by pressing 2 on the numeric row in a quick succession with other keys, and the I at first thought was required to trigger the behavior is not necessary at all. Nothing in the X-log, nothing in ~/.xsession-errors.
I'm annoyed, and as X is quite sizable and spawns a truckload of processes I'm highly reluctant to try and reproduce the behaviour under the control of strace (mind you, since it seems to be "speed" related it maybe wouldn't even occur under strace ;}). I'm running Slack64 13.0 on a Thinkpad R500 with an Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics chipset, can't think of anything else that might be special with this hardware in regards to X.
I found in my xorg.0.log the the xorg ATI driver is failing ALL options.
Code: (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. [ 8.942] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/" does not exist. [ 8.942] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/" does not exist. [ 8.942] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/" does not exist.
I've just done a fresh install of Lubuntu 10.10 on an older Sony Vaio laptop. Having learned the hard way about editing xorg files, I wanted to create a backup of the xorg.conf file so that I dont have to do another install when I screw everything up. In a terminal, I typed
Alright setting up a friends netbook, display has been a little iffy (slow. glxgears is giving like 100fps). Couple issues: xorg.conf doesn't exist (i know thats typically not an issue) and "sudo xorg -configure" and "sudo xorg --configure" both return "xorg command not found."
glxinfo say that its using Mesa for the software rasterizer and that the driver is from mesa. lspci says the VGA controller is from Intel. I'm thinking xorg is defaulting to vesa for drivers, but I need to know how to change that to the open source intel driver