General :: Ubuntu 10.10 Freezes With Caps Light Blinking
Mar 4, 2011
i have been using it since a friend suggested to use it a month or so ago. I have knowledge of computers so I am not ignorant of everything (I say this for the linux pros in case this is a simple solution, and I have checked many forums before actually posting this question with no luck) and have tried several options. My laptop freezes at random times with the caps lock light blinking which seems a little strange. the only correlation I can make to this problem is that every time I use only wifi without the ethernet cable plugged in it will freeze. I have read a few forums that say it could be a bug in the wireless card drivers and some suggest it could also be graphic card drivers but it seems to only happen when wifi is enabled.I am using an ASUS G73 series with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 graphics card, 8GB DDR3-1066 RAM, Atheros AR9285 802.11n Wireless LAN adapter, and an Intel Core i7-720QM processor (1.6GHz/2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB L3 cache). I am also running Ubuntu 10.10 off of a 320 GB seagate Momentus and windows 7 off the stock 500 GB Seagate Momentus.
I installed Linux yesterday alongside windows vista. Everything went very smooth. I restarted the computer multiple times without issue, and the menu would pop up asking me which os to load. Everything was good. But today I attempted to boot up my computer and nothing happens. The screen just stay black. The lights come on on the laptop, but nothing else. Either I try to boot it and it goes on then off quickly, or it just sits there, still on, with a black screen. I don't know if this is related, but when I was messing around with ubuntu yesterday after I installed it, it would randomly freeze and my caps lock light kept blinking on and off. I was forced to restart when this happened and then everything would be ok.
I am having a very annoying problem with my laptop.I am experiencing many freezes.When my laptop freezes, it shows the caps lock and scroll lock lights blinking.At first I thought it was a problem with flash (here is original thread: URL... )In the original thread, I thought the freeze's were being caused by the flashplayer, but it apparently isn't the case.The last time I experienced the freeze, I was playing around with the compiz desktop effects.
I popped in a scratched up CD of my wife's friend's music. It would not play or copy, had to just try anyway. So now the optical drive tray will not open, and the light is blinking. I have restarted the machine. Could this be my OS or other software error?
Sony Vaio EB 16 FG - running ubuntu 10.10 froze while resuming from dimmed screen with blinking scroll lock and caps log LED. The scenario was this :- I just downloaded the acpi using synaptic package manager. Then installed laptop mode tool using synaptic. cat /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode 0
Means its not yet enabled. But decided to remove it .(read drive spin up and down is not good for HDD) Had left the laptop for some time , it dimmed screen . When I resumed it froze. No mouse movement.only blinking caps and scroll. Just wondering if acpi is the culprit,since haven't seen this behaviour before and it happened after removing laptop mode tools
I am new to Ubuntu and am confused on how to fix my flashing wireless light issue. After browsing Google people are recommending that I make a script and put it into a folder, but when I try to put the file in there I get an error of "Error moving file: Permission denied".
I keep starting up Fedora and I'm not able to get far (although it's not always at the same time) before my screen will go black, except it shows the mouse/cursor - but it's frozen, and thhen the caps-lock light starts blinking and I can't do anything or get it to recover. Sometimes it happens after 30 seconds, sometimes 40+ seconds and sometimes within 15 or so seconds.
How do I stop this and diagnose this?
I've tried, in the boot-startup to choose an older kernel version, butt the same thing occurs!
I have: Fedora 11 Kernel: 18.104.22.168-217.2.16.fc11 i586 Asus EEE PC 1002HA
One other thing, it does always seem to happen after I've turned on wireless. And I've been using F11 for months now with no issue.
I had a problem with the new network manager a week ago and got it solved with help from the forum so now I'm back again. I have a dual boot with Windows 7 (I have to use it when serving my corporate masters) so I wasn't in my Fedora partition much this week. I just noticed this and I'm positive it wasn't doing it before my network manager problem but I'm not sure when it started or if they're related. I'm running F15. The machine is an HP Elitebook 8440p and has a wifi light that is also a touch button to turn the wireless on/off. Whenever there is activity on the network now it blinks between orange and blue. I know that isn't really a big deal but it's really annoying and is driving me completely nuts!! The normal behavior is orange when it's off, solid blue when it's on (or connected) and blinks orange/blue just while it's connecting. During network activity it's always been just solid blue and that's what I want. I found a script that some Ubuntu users said fixed the same problem but when I tried to copy it the directory they said to put it in "/etc/network/ifup.d" doesn't exist. I'm assuming that's a distro difference between Ubuntu and Fedora? Has anyone else seen this? Any ideas how to fix it?
Not doubt this sounds alarmist, and perhaps it is... anyway, earlier tonight my mum complained that her home network connection wasn't working. After complaining about Windows and running a virus scan, I returned to my laptop, only to find my Ubuntu 10.04 was having the same problem. Then I noticed the wireless connection light (next to send and receive, which always blinks anyway) was constantly flashing, as if transmitting data, even though neither of us was connected, of course. I turned the router off and on again a few minutes later. Initially the light was still blinking abnormally, but I could now access the internet, as could mum, so I ignored it.
Later on, while the virus scan on mum's computer was running, Windows notified her she was running out of hard drive space - normally about 30GB of the 51GB HD is used on her laptop, but suddenly 50GB had been used. I also noticed my 275GB Ubuntu partition had 235GB free (although total size of files on disk was 128TB - a bug perhaps?), i.e. 40GB used, which seems pretty large for a rather fresh install and a handful of documents!Currently, everything's normal where my router's concerned (no blinking lights except for my browsing), and my Lucid partition is still showing 235GB free (strangely, mum's laptop now shows 46GB used instead of 50GB). So, what do we make of all this? Were our computers hacked for storage space?
I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop and have one of those wireless light indicators. For me the light glows orange when the wireless is OFF and blue when the wireless is ON. In Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) the light was always orange, even if the Wireless was on, but my wireless worked right out of the box so I was grateful for that, but since upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) I've noticed that my wireless light alternates between orange and blue frequently and sometimes flashes madly when wireless activity is occurring.
I was wondering if there is a fix for this as it can get quite annoying, the light sometimes stays blue for a while but will ultimately keep going back to orange and vice-versa, my friend who also has a Compaq Presario CQ61 (Revised model of mine) has his wireless light constantly blinking orange and blue no matter what.The wireless itself works fine, I can connect to any wireless connection and use it without having to install anything else, so it does work out of the box, which again, I'm grateful for.The wireless adapter is a Atheros AR5001 Wireless network adapter. Do I need to install additional packages or drivers to get the wireless adapter to work properly?
I need to know the necessity of swap partition in Ubuntu.. I have recently bought a new HD and installed Ubuntu(with NO swap,only Ubuntu on a single partition) on it and am facing frequent,random hanging issues with it.. Earlier,my old HD used an swap partition along with main partition and i never faced hanging issues at that time..
Actually, when in hanging mode,the cpu light keeps blinking continuously and the mouse movement is very slow,the screen also becomes dim.After sometime,it comes out of hanging mode and mouse movement becomes normal.Sometimes,even after waiting for 15-20 minutes,it does not come out of hanging mode and the system has to be restarted.(this is what forced me to look for a possible solution to this)
hey i have this issue but mine happens at anytime i have 4GB of RAM and 3 GhZ AMD 64bit....
but my issue is that it dose it when im not evin on it just at random times??? it will start to hang then it just locks up and i cant do anything?? i have 500GB HDD this should not be a problem i never had this mutch truble with 8.04 on this computer but now this issue is cousing me to loose data that im ether downloading or im doing school work for collage and it just lokes up i wated for 2 hours and it was still locked i had to do a force power off because i thought it was going to catch on fire my CPU was 162F like super hot?
I installed ubuntu 10.10 and it seems everytime I unplug my laptop it freezes and the caps lock flashes. This happens pretty much every time. I installed fedora 14 had no problem with unplugging the charger but I didn't like it and couldn't get WiFi working right. So I installed ubuntu 10.10 hoping it would be gone and I have the same problem again. I have a AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor M300 (32-bit) 3GB DDR2 memory 320GB HDD (5400rpm)
I had unplugged my PC last night as sometimes there's storms at night this morning I plugged in PC and the power light is blinking and the PC wont come on at all tried different power cord, same result
PC is a AMD athlon64 3300+ 2.4ghz SiS graphics
probably the power-supply or what?
If it is the power supply, how do I find new one as I've never had to replace anything on it or any other PC?
Also, I really need access to the hard drive but it's a weird hard drive and was wondering if I could put that hard drive in my K7 PC, which already has 2 drives in it can a pc have 3 drives? do I have to add/have another ribbon cable for 3rd drive?
I keep starting up the computer and I'm not able to get far (although it's not always at the same time) before my screen will go black, except it shows the mouse/cursor - but it's frozen, and then the caps-lock light starts blinking and I can't do anything or get it to recover. It ONLY occurs after I log in to wireless network. Using a wired connection, this problem never occurs.How do I stop this and diagnose this?I've tried, in the boot-startup to choose an older kernel version, but the same thing occurs! And this was working for months and now is not.
Can I change the Caps Lock key to Control and still keep the on/off nature of Caps Lock? I've checked into using xmodmap and seem to have hit a dead end. Many people want to swap them, but they also want to swap the way they work. I'd rather keep my new Control key as an on/off switch for Control.
When i try to install Fedora 15 on a clean machine it freezes as soon as the pixelated load bar with the white, light blue and dark blue colors show.
I have tried several different versions of Fedora (64bit and 32bit) and have tried to burn it to a CD and/or DVD (For the larger version) and copying it to a usb pen with universal linux usb, liveUSB creator (from Fedora) and last one i don't remember the name on.
I wanted to remap my Caps Lock key to ESC, both because I don't need the Caps Lock key and because it will make it easier to use vi. I know how to do this in X, but is there a solution that will work in command line mode too?
I want to remap the Capslock key to a Shift key. The reason being is the UK keyboard has a very large Caps Lock and a alpha size shift. I have been looking everywhere and there is a lot about turning it into a CTRL key but I don't understand. Can you give me simple instuctions I don't know what keycodes to use and what file to edit.
How can i enable caps lock by using echo command. I know that by using syntax echo -e "33[3q" this only turns the capslock led to glow. but the capslock is not working i.e. the words are typed in small case only.
Then by using xmodmap command i.e. syntax xmodmap -e "remove lock = Caps_Lock" or xmodmap -e "add lock =Caps_Lock" doesn't work. On running this it shows unable to display.
When shutting down OpenSuSE 11.2, it sometimes locks up on the "init.d/kdb stop" command and the Caps and Numlock key just flash and I can't do anything but hold the power button to shut off. Why does it do that? I have a Dell 5100 Inspiron laptop, 2.4GHz CPU, 1.5GB ram.
just to make it easier i am a complete linux newbie i have an aspire one running linux lite the task bar does not show on my screen ,i am not sure how to bring it back.i have tried to use the alt+f2 but this does not bring up anything
Guy Im having issues getting my NIC to work. I dont think the NIC is faulty because when I plug the network cable in I get the green and orange light and I get the below result when running lspci | grep net
I recently bought a 16GB Super Talent pen drive that seems to work well for running the Ubuntu Live "CD" in persistent mode (see this for how I installed it). One slightly annoying thing, however, is that this pen drive has a bright red light on it that stays on when it's idle.
Is there a way to make the light stay off at least when the pen drive is not performing IO? I'm not even sure it's possible to do. If there is (in Linux), I'm guessing it boils down to some ioctl invoked by some utility. Otherwise, I imagine it would involve hacking the firmware or simply opening up the pen drive and removing the LED.Then again, I guess it keeps the LED on to indicate that the drive should not be removed.