REISUB -- now what?

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Thu Feb 16 19:45:57 UTC 2017

I have not tried C-A-F1, but I will surely try it if this comes up again.

So far it has been at least 2 weeks between failures.  I have run RAM
tests, but I'm unwilling to do it for more than a day.  There's a reason I
have this machine, and it's not for running tests.

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:

> On 16 February 2017 at 17:34, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at> wrote:
> >
> > Hmm.  Answering my own question: no, the webapps stuff occurs also on
> other days that do not have a system failure.  I still haven't found
> anything that sticks out as happening at the start of a freeze-up.  And the
> first lockup message is so close to the restart that I doubt it's
> coincidence.   Very hard to say, because when the system has failed, all
> the screens are blank, and won't come alive until reboot.
> >
> > About all I can see to do is to stop the screens from blanking and hope
> there's some clue on the workspace I happen to be on when it fails.
> >
> When it locks up does Ctrl+Alt+F1 give you a terminal?  If so then
> Ctrl+Alt+F7 should take you back. You may at least be able to login
> and shutdown cleanly.
> Have you tried booting into the RAM test and running it overnight (or
> whenever) to check it runs ok? This is often a good check on the RAM
> PSU etc.  Dependent on how often it fails you may need to run it
> longer to get confidence.
> Colin
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