System Shutting Down Unexpectedly (Ubuntu 10.04)

Stephen Michael Kuhn yank.down.under at
Sat Jul 31 20:47:16 UTC 2010

On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 11:23:23 pm Tom Browder wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 20:45, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> > On 07/28/2010 06:28 PM, Tom Browder wrote:
> >> I appreciate all the replies, but did anyone see anything in their
> >> logs to indicate the shutdown or temp problems?
> I have passed the following parameters to the kernel to try to
> eliminate  the power management system:
>   acpi=off noapic
> I still got a shutdown yesterday, but it looks like it is doing it
> gracefully.  The last message on the terminal was something like:
>   power off...
> (Sorry--I should have recorded it--I will next time!)
> This morning I manually changed the acpi control script in /etc/rc2.d
> from start to kill just in case something funny is going on there.
> Now I'm watching the system again.
> Is anyone aware of any cpu temp or status logging tools for Linux?
> How do you monitor cpu status for Linux (seems like there are all
> kinds of Windows utilities)?
> Regards,
> -Tom

Have you thought about opening the box and checking to see if the fan/cpu 
cooling block, powersupply and anything - might be dusty? Ditto with the 
cooling block/fan on the graphics card...just a thought...(happened to me more 
than I care to admit - lack of internal maintenance)

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