System Shutting Down Unexpectedly (Ubuntu 10.04)

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Thu Jul 29 00:34:19 UTC 2010


On Thursday 29 July 2010 09:30:23 Tom Browder wrote:
> A few weeks ago my desktop system started shutting down into some kind
> of sleep state.  In order to get it running again I have to push the
> power on, then power off, and power on again.
> I have had the same problem with the latest couple of kernels.
> I have the same kernels on my laptop which is not having the problem.
> Both systems are 64-bit, but the desktop uses nvidia and the laptop does
> not.
> I can't see anything that looks like a problem in my logs that I recognize.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks a heap.
> Regards,
> -Tom
> Thomas M. Browder, Jr.
> Niceville, Florida

I also had a similar prob with an older pc of mine. For me the culprit turned 
out to be a failing graphics card. As the others mention it's worth checking 
the cpu temp for thermal shutdown probs or the power supply may also be 


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