system hangs after couple of minutes

  • flywitness
Posted: Mon, 10/27/2008 - 23:09
i'm trying v2.1 installs fine. I can get as far as updating my package lists but the system always hangs before my initial upgrade can complete. i've tried four times and and i'm getting fed up. sony viao pcg-fr415m, p4 2.8ghz, 512mbram, 40gbhd any ideas?

Maybe the fan isn't clean anymore

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07

Setting fan speed

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 11/03/2008 - 20:05
My laptop has a setting in the bios, a choice between quiet operation and high performance. The high performance setting cranks up the fans. If yours does not have this, we'll have to dig deeper... Hang on there now!

How do I enable the fan at

  • flywitness
  • 10/27/08
  • Mon, 11/03/2008 - 16:30
How do I enable the fan at full speed? There's no option in my bios settings for it. Can i do it in 64studio somehow?

Fan speed

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 10/28/2008 - 20:09
The fan is a clue. The other user had exactly the same issue. The system would not cool down, and RT is keeping the chip at full tilt ALL THE TIME. Try enabling the fan at high speed. Cheers,

hardware failure

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 10/28/2008 - 16:28
These mysterious lock-ups can be a sign of hardware failure - or rather "soon-to-come" failure. Make backups regularly. I had similar problems with faulty RAM memory - unexplicable lock up without warning, sometimes during booting or a few minutes after. Your computers age has something or nothing to do with the failure - my RAM card was less than a year old when it failed. Try booting with memtest86.

from ubuntu

  • flywitness
  • 10/27/08
  • Tue, 10/28/2008 - 14:55
it locked up about 1 minute after i wrote the last post :( the activity here seems rather sparse so i'm off to look for something else for now. i'll check back here later so please post if you have any info that might be useful bye

from 64 studio

  • flywitness
  • 10/27/08
  • Tue, 10/28/2008 - 14:43
i am writing this post from 64 studio. 5 mins and so far so good. i re-burnt the dvd from a us mirror and also installed with acpi=off i don't know which fixed it (if indeed it holds out!)

not overheat i think

  • flywitness
  • 10/27/08
  • Tue, 10/28/2008 - 11:31
i'm pretty in tune with my cpu fan. i can tell by the noise when its getting hot. when the system hangs, the fan is running quite slow. this tells me one of two things: the cpu is relatively cool, or, the fan is not operating correctly under 64studio. my system has previously successfully ran etch, ubuntu8 and xubuntu8 i have no option in my bios for high performance. i just re-installed the whole thing again, but the problem persists. i will try to burn another image from a different mirror and try the whole thing again just in case i've somehow got a duff dvd image. feel free to post suggestions/insights in the mean time :)

Spec

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 10/28/2008 - 06:11
Everything looks ok, except that I would perhaps increase RAM to at least 1Gig, perhaps 2Gig. I vaguely remember something about some systems overheating under RT kernel conditions, and then restarting on thermal protection. Perhaps you could try setting your bios for high performance (higher fan noise unfortunately) and try again. my 2c