Odd machine behaviour

Bahn, Nathan nathan.bahn at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 02:02:22 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, all.
> By rights this should be addressed to the Debian mailing list but after
> many years of being a subscriber, I could no longer tolerate the mood of
> the place anymore so, if I post this in error, I apologise.
> I have a AMD Athlon 2GHz box with 2 GB's of RAM running Debian Wheezy
> with all the latest patches pulled in from the repos. It runs fine
> (after the initial glitches with Gnome 3 which settled down about a
> month ago) but it has a nasty habit of just "dying". By dying I mean,
> I'll be logged into it from another machine using Byobu with tmux as the
> backend & I'll get a broken pipe error message & sure enough, when I
> cross the other side of the room, the screens gone blank (it's running X
> Windows) & the keyboard & mouse are completely unresponsive.
> I can see that the mouse still has life (it's an optical one) & with it
> being on a KVM switch, the light still shows activity on the switch &
> the computer tower itself has a green LED showing it's running & if I
> strain, I can still hear it running.
> The only thing I can find in /var/log is in debug & it does mention
> hibernate right about the time it goes dark.
> Does anybody know of a way to set up the machine so that the next time
> it decides to do this, I can get a better log/file of error messages so
> I can try to debug this.
> This, by the way, happens after a week or so of the machine being up
> 24/7 so it's not doing it as you'd expect if it was set to hibernate.
> Any help appreciated.
> Cheers,
>   Phil...
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I've heard nothing but bad things about the netiquette -- or lack
thereof -- on the Debian fora.  I'm sorry that I cannot help you; I
hope that someone else has a solution for you.
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(Nathan Bahn)

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