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Old 04-27-2008, 01:50 AM
mond
 
Default Debian crash randomly

I am almost new to Debian. It is a great system. I get my work done in
Debian very well.
However, recently my Debian(sid) crash randomly and frequently.

The problem is that the screen just get dark. And "ctrl+alt+backspace"
doesn't work. "Ctrl +alt+f1" doesn't work either.

So I just wonder if there is something like system log that I can
check what is going wrong.

I googled for while, but jet not a clue.


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Old 04-27-2008, 02:30 AM
Alex Samad
 
Default Debian crash randomly

On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 06:50:09PM -0700, mond wrote:
> I am almost new to Debian. It is a great system. I get my work done in
> Debian very well.
> However, recently my Debian(sid) crash randomly and frequently.
>
> The problem is that the screen just get dark. And "ctrl+alt+backspace"
> doesn't work. "Ctrl +alt+f1" doesn't work either.
>
> So I just wonder if there is something like system log that I can
> check what is going wrong.
>
> I googled for while, but jet not a clue.

have a look at this

http://www.wlug.org.nz/SysReq

magic sysreq


also take a look at /var/log/syslog see if there any messages before the
reboot

it might be that X is locking up, can you still ping the box ?

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Old 04-27-2008, 02:48 AM
mond
 
Default Debian crash randomly

On Apr 26, 9:40 pm, Alex Samad <a...@samad.com.au> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 06:50:09PM -0700, mond wrote:
> > I am almost new to Debian. It is a great system. I get my work done in
> > Debian very well.
> > However, recently my Debian(sid) crash randomly and frequently.
>
> > The problem is that the screen just get dark. And "ctrl+alt+backspace"
> > doesn't work. "Ctrl +alt+f1" doesn't work either.
>
> > So I just wonder if there is something like system log that I can
> > check what is going wrong.
>
> > I googled for while, but jet not a clue.
>
> have a look at this
>
> http://www.wlug.org.nz/SysReq
>
> magic sysreq
>
> also take a look at /var/log/syslog see if there any messages before the
> reboot
>
> it might be that X is locking up, can you still ping the box ?
>
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Thank you very much. It really helps. Right now, I am waiting for
another crash now.


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Old 04-27-2008, 04:07 AM
"Kim N. Lesmer"
 
Default Debian crash randomly

On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 18:50:09 -0700 (PDT)
mond <mondzhu@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am almost new to Debian. It is a great system. I get my work done in
> Debian very well.
> However, recently my Debian(sid) crash randomly and frequently.
>
> The problem is that the screen just get dark. And "ctrl+alt+backspace"
> doesn't work. "Ctrl +alt+f1" doesn't work either.
>
> So I just wonder if there is something like system log that I can
> check what is going wrong.
>
> I googled for while, but jet not a clue.

Is it doing a reboot or does it just freeze?

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Old 04-27-2008, 04:45 AM
mond
 
Default Debian crash randomly

On Apr 26, 11:30 pm, "Kim N. Lesmer" <k...@bitflop.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 18:50:09 -0700 (PDT)
>
> mond <mond...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am almost new to Debian. It is a great system. I get my work done in
> > Debian very well.
> > However, recently my Debian(sid) crash randomly and frequently.
>
> > The problem is that the screen just get dark. And "ctrl+alt+backspace"
> > doesn't work. "Ctrl +alt+f1" doesn't work either.
>
> > So I just wonder if there is something like system log that I can
> > check what is going wrong.
>
> > I googled for while, but jet not a clue.
>
> Is it doing a reboot or does it just freeze?
>
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It just freeze. But I can not do nothing, so I push the power button.
This is killing me.
It froze a moment ago. I pushed the power button again. And here I
attach the log file piece. I think the is about the x.
I am working on it.

Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: received event "ac_adapter ACAD
00000000 00000001"
Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2612[106:111]
Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2720[0:0]
Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/power.sh"
Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: action exited with status 0
Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: completed event "ac_adapter ACAD
00000000 00000001"
Apr 26 23:28:52 Pavilion gdm[2713]: WARNING:
gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
Apr 26 23:28:53 Pavilion acpid: client connected from 14510[0:0]
Apr 26 23:28:53 Pavilion acpid: 1 client rule loaded
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: received event "button/power PWRF
00000080 00000001"
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2612[106:111]
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2720[0:0]
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: client has disconnected
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 14510[0:0]
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/powerbtn-
acpi-support.sh"
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion shutdown[14529]: shutting down for system
halt
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion init: Switching to runlevel: 0
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: action exited with status 0


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Old 04-27-2008, 05:00 AM
mond
 
Default Debian crash randomly

On Apr 26, 11:30 pm, "Kim N. Lesmer" <k...@bitflop.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 18:50:09 -0700 (PDT)
>
> mond <mond...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am almost new to Debian. It is a great system. I get my work done in
> > Debian very well.
> > However, recently my Debian(sid) crash randomly and frequently.
>
> > The problem is that the screen just get dark. And "ctrl+alt+backspace"
> > doesn't work. "Ctrl +alt+f1" doesn't work either.
>
> > So I just wonder if there is something like system log that I can
> > check what is going wrong.
>
> > I googled for while, but jet not a clue.
>
> Is it doing a reboot or does it just freeze?
>
>
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It just freeze. But I can not do nothing, so I push the power button.
This is killing me.
It froze a moment ago. I pushed the power button again. And here I
attach the log file piece. I think the is about the x.
I am working on it.

Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: received event "ac_adapter ACAD
00000000 00000001"
Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2612[106:111]
Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2720[0:0]
Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/power.sh"
Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: action exited with status 0
Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: completed event "ac_adapter ACAD
00000000 00000001"
Apr 26 23:28:52 Pavilion gdm[2713]: WARNING:
gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
Apr 26 23:28:53 Pavilion acpid: client connected from 14510[0:0]
Apr 26 23:28:53 Pavilion acpid: 1 client rule loaded
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: received event "button/power PWRF
00000080 00000001"
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2612[106:111]
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2720[0:0]
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: client has disconnected
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 14510[0:0]
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/powerbtn-
acpi-support.sh"
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion shutdown[14529]: shutting down for system
halt
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion init: Switching to runlevel: 0
Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: action exited with status 0


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Old 04-27-2008, 07:00 AM
NN_il_Confusionario
 
Default Debian crash randomly

> * From: mond <mondzhu@gmail.com>
>It just freeze. But I can not do nothing, so I push the power button.
>Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/power.sh"
>Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/powerbtn-acpi-support.sh"
>Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion shutdown[14529]: shutting down for system halt

Things which you might consider:

* magic sysreq (as already suggested)

* "sysctl -A|grep panic" shows you some settings which you might
consider for automatic rebooting in certain cases

* consider using other kernels (if you are using etch, consider
backports.org and etch-and-half; also consider a more "conservative"
-486 kernel instead of a -686 kernel) or passing kernel parameters at
boot concerning your hardware (the above suggests acpi parameters, but
pci apic lapic parameters are also often used. Consider also the acpi
scripts above, and possible conflicts between acpi and other kernel
modules, especially non free modules)

* test your hardware (memtest86) and bios (is there an update or known
problems?) / bios settings


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Old 04-27-2008, 08:32 AM
Simon Brandmair
 
Default Debian crash randomly

Good morning,

On Sun, 27 Apr 2008 07:10:12 +0200 mond wrote:

> On Apr 26, 11:30 pm, "Kim N. Lesmer" <k...@bitflop.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 18:50:09 -0700 (PDT)
>>
>> mond <mond...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > However, recently my Debian(sid) crash randomly and frequently.
>>
>> > The problem is that the screen just get dark. And "ctrl+alt+backspace"
>> > doesn't work. "Ctrl +alt+f1" doesn't work either.
>>
>> Is it doing a reboot or does it just freeze?
>>
> It just freeze. But I can not do nothing, so I push the power button.
> This is killing me.
> It froze a moment ago. I pushed the power button again. And here I
> attach the log file piece. I think the is about the x.
> I am working on it.
>
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: received event "ac_adapter ACAD
> 00000000 00000001"
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2612[106:111]
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2720[0:0]
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/power.sh"
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: action exited with status 0
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: completed event "ac_adapter ACAD
> 00000000 00000001"
> Apr 26 23:28:52 Pavilion gdm[2713]: WARNING:
> gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
> Apr 26 23:28:53 Pavilion acpid: client connected from 14510[0:0]
> Apr 26 23:28:53 Pavilion acpid: 1 client rule loaded
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: received event "button/power PWRF
> 00000080 00000001"
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2612[106:111]
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2720[0:0]
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: client has disconnected
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 14510[0:0]
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/powerbtn-
> acpi-support.sh"
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion shutdown[14529]: shutting down for system
> halt
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion init: Switching to runlevel: 0
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: action exited with status 0

If I understand this right, your system doesn't complete freeze; acpid is
still running and responding to events. As Alex Samad already suggested, I
would try to ping your machine and to gain network access (via ssh,
because if acpid still runs, so might be sshd).

Cheers,
Simon


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Old 04-27-2008, 11:50 AM
"Kim N. Lesmer"
 
Default Debian crash randomly

On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 21:45:49 -0700 (PDT)
mond <mondzhu@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Apr 26, 11:30 pm, "Kim N. Lesmer" <k...@bitflop.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 18:50:09 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> > mond <mond...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I am almost new to Debian. It is a great system. I get my work
> > > done in Debian very well.
> > > However, recently my Debian(sid) crash randomly and frequently.
> >
> > > The problem is that the screen just get dark. And "ctrl+alt
> > > +backspace" doesn't work. "Ctrl +alt+f1" doesn't work either.
> >
> > > So I just wonder if there is something like system log that I can
> > > check what is going wrong.
> >
> > > I googled for while, but jet not a clue.
> >
> > Is it doing a reboot or does it just freeze?
> >
> >
> >
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> >
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> >
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> It just freeze. But I can not do nothing, so I push the power button.
> This is killing me.
> It froze a moment ago. I pushed the power button again. And here I
> attach the log file piece. I think the is about the x.
> I am working on it.
>
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: received event "ac_adapter ACAD
> 00000000 00000001"
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2612[106:111]
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2720[0:0]
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/power.sh"
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: action exited with status 0
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: completed event "ac_adapter ACAD
> 00000000 00000001"
> Apr 26 23:28:52 Pavilion gdm[2713]: WARNING:
> gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
> Apr 26 23:28:53 Pavilion acpid: client connected from 14510[0:0]
> Apr 26 23:28:53 Pavilion acpid: 1 client rule loaded
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: received event "button/power PWRF
> 00000080 00000001"
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2612[106:111]
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2720[0:0]
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: client has disconnected
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 14510[0:0]
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/powerbtn-
> acpi-support.sh"
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion shutdown[14529]: shutting down for system
> halt
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion init: Switching to runlevel: 0
> Apr 26 23:29:01 Pavilion acpid: action exited with status 0
>

This is just a hunch, but try removing gdm and start X manually each
time.

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Old 04-27-2008, 03:50 PM
Daniel Burrows
 
Default Debian crash randomly

On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 10:00:03PM -0700, mond <mondzhu@gmail.com> was heard to say:
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: received event "ac_adapter ACAD
> 00000000 00000001"
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2612[106:111]
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: notifying client 2720[0:0]
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: executing action "/etc/acpi/power.sh"
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: action exited with status 0
> Apr 26 23:28:41 Pavilion acpid: completed event "ac_adapter ACAD
> 00000000 00000001"

Do you always get this message before the freeze?

> Apr 26 23:28:52 Pavilion gdm[2713]: WARNING:
> gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0

What does /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old say after a crash?

Daniel


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