OpenSUSE Install :: Seemingly Random Crashes On A New Desktop Running 11.3
Sep 9, 2010
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
graphics card: GeForce GT220
What could be the problem here? btw let me know if anyone wants to see logs from /var/log/messages
Sempron 3100+, 512mb 400mhz RAM, Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit.From what I've noticed, the computer seems to primarily lock up when an internet browser is open and/or being navigated (I'm testing this observation, now). I've tried Firefox and then installed Chrome; same thing.CTRL+ALT+F1 unresponsive, mouse is frozen.Note that this is an old build given to me by a friend. The build originally had one stick of 512mb and 256mb. I took out the 256 for diagnostic purposes. Additionally, the computer originally had an nVidia 6200 graphics card, which I replaced with a 6600 I had lying around--again for diagnostic purposes. I installed the recommended video drivers respectively. After three re-installations of Ubuntu, 2 different browsers, 2 different graphics cards, running memtest86 and singling out the RAM, and using a can of air to eliminate any overheating issues, I'm unsure what to do next. I have a feeling this is operating system related, though. In BIOS, the CPU fan seems to be running at fine RPMs, but no temperature is given
Do note I am entirely new to the Ubuntu/Linux OS, and wanted a cheap, nice solution for this salvaged PC that I'm giving to my little sister. edit #1: Left the computer idling on desktop with no browser open; seemed okay for hours on end. I opened Chrome to the google homepage (with the Pac-Man flash theme at the time), and it did not freeze then as well when set to idle for hours at a time.
- The icons in my desktop is always changing randomly upon startup - Evince can't remember the last page i read before quitting - Unable to mount usb automatically (have to do 'mount /dev/sdc1/ /media/usb' and 'df -h' every startup)
All of these problems happened just recently. I thought they were coming from unresolved packaging but after upgrading and distro-upgrading from packman only, and gnome, the problems still persist. If it helps, here's my zypper lr -d
I'm not sure how to describe this because no-one else on the internet seems to have had anything even vaguely resembling this problem. I'm trying to install wxPython for openSUSE 11.3 (which seems to be called python-wxGTK which is fine). I don't think it's a problem with that particular package because I seem to remember something going wrong ages ago, the last time I installed something, but it didn't affect that particular install so I paid no notice. I'm sorry, that was a really vague statement and won't help anyone in the slightest. Anyway, the reason I think that event was relevant is that ever since then my Gnome menus have been out of sync - the new package I installed didn't appear on the menu.
Anyway, onto actual useful stuff. Just as a test case (to see that nothing was wrong with wxPython) I installed another small application with zypper (just the standard sudo zypper install moneyplex). zypper didn't complain at all and as far as I know it went perfectly.
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.
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.
My screen saver crashes.Even trying to look at the screensaver in the desktop settings crashes.The crashhandler says "This backtrace appears to be of no use. This is probably because your packages are built in a way which prevents creation of proper backtraces, or the stack frame was seriously corrupted in the crash. System configuration startup check disabled.
It has been about a month since I installed openSUSE 11.3 (64bit, Gnome), and overall it is better than 11.2, but I have had some stability issues that I did not have with 11.2.
1. openSUSE 11.3 crashes very often when I change desktop background. I haven't experiment with it but it happens with downloaded images.
2. Changing monitor environment makes openSUSE to freeze. Fresh boot with external monitors connected usually works, but plugging & unplugging monitors usually makes openSUSE freezing. (I have to force power down)
3. Suspend makes openSUSE freeze a lot. Usually one suspension works, if I re-suspend it, it usually freezes.
I was wondering if these are common with 11.3 or I'm the only one who is having this.
I'm running SUSE 11.3 32-bit and have run into an issue with the KDE Plasma Desktop crashing after login. I've submitted a bug report with the KDE folks, but thought it might be OpenSuSE specific. Details from the my KDE bug report [URL].. is as follows:
I had openSuse 11.3 KDE4.4.4 installed and used the 1-Click install to get the nVidia drivers. However, this gave me the problems with Amarok and other applications crashing. I switched the system repos to use packman but that didn't help.
The solution on the forums seemed to be either recompile with an old nVidia driver or upgrade to KDE4.5 as most people were reporting to not see it under 4.5.
Upgrading seemed to be the easiest method, especially as there appeared to be a stable repo now.
I upgraded and now plasma-desktop crashes on login! Is getting the old nVidia driver my only option now?
zypper lr -d
# | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service --+--------------------------+-----------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------- 1 | KR45 | KR45 | Yes | Yes | 99 |
I am trying to get an extended desktop (laptop monitor + extra) on my OpenSuse 11.3 system (64). I use kde 4.4.
It used to work on my OS 11.0. Here is the deal now:
- I use NVIDIA G2 driver from the OS repositiory - laptop screen works fine, including compositing, 3D etc
I run nvidia-xconfig to generate an xconfig file. Everything still works fine (even after x reboot):
Next I login as root and open the run nvidia-setting program. There the second monitor is detected. I enable it as extended desktop and check: enable Xinerama.
Problems: - compositing is off, I cannot enable it - if I move my mouse cursor to the second screen, it only stays there for a second and vibrates enormously. - if I use a window on the 2nd screen. X 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
I'm running OpenSUSE 11.4 (i586) with KDE Desktop 4.6.0 "release 6" on my IBM ThinPad X40. And I have trouble with getting new plasma widgets by internet. To be more concrete, every time I try to install new widget (first I want to view details of that), so when I'm pushing on blue button called "Details", BOOM and my plasma desktop crashes and after refreshing it generates the dump file for reporting to developers.
As this is quite an annoying bug, I've decided to report it, so I've installed all the necessary debugging tools, generated the complete bug report and sent it to KDE team. After this, I've got mail with link on KDE bug tracking system [URL] and found a lot of people being in the same trouble. So, one guy - Dario Andres (I think he's from KDE team) says: "The bug and the fix are in "libattica", may be your version of that library is not the latest. (or there wasn't a release including the fix)" and though after his comment there's a dozen of other replies with the same problem, all of them are marked as the duplicated bug and has no answer.
Well, even I know that my operating system is always up to dated, anyway I've checked that library version on my computer:
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
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...
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'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?
I installed 10.04 on a Dell Vostro Laptop, under Windows. After 15-30 min, the system begins to slow down and then grind to an almost halt. The resource manager tells me that I am using approx. 30% of my CPU and about 25% of my memory. The slow down occurs if I open min. (1-2) apps or more. Also, I can not track it to occurring after I use a specific app. The only non-standard item I installed was a Broadcom wireless driver.
I have a Intel server board machine that has a on board Matrox cardWith 11.2 the install barfs to text mode configuring the card during install butonce you log in a root and run sax2 it is OK once the machine restartsWith 11.3 it installs ( apparently ) perfectly then just goes to a blackscreen .. the usb keyboard is dead and that is that