Fedora 13 freezes on Vostro 3700 - how to diagnose and fix?

JB jurek.bajor at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 16:45:41 UTC 2010


Chris January <chris <at> atomice.net> writes:

> 
> 
> I recently tried installing Fedora 13 on a Dell Vostro 3700 laptop (Smolt
> profile:
> http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_970e240b-29c8-499d-a137-d645db440137).
> The installer froze several times (i.e. the machine stopped responding to
> mouse or keyboard input) so that it took several attempts before a
> successfull install. After Fedora was installed it would freeze within
> about 5 minutes of booting.
Hi,
just a couple of hints only:
- regarding curent state
  - have a good look at
    dmesg
    /var/log/messages        /* old and new */
  - locking after several minutes may indicate trouble with
    - suspend/hibernate
    - System -> Preferences -> Power Management
      System -> Preferences -> Screensaver
    - look at
      -rw-r--r--. 1 root root   87 Jul 12 06:14 /var/log/pm-powersave.log
      -rw-r--r--  1 root root 4891 Jul 12 06:14 /var/log/pm-suspend.log
     - look at driver/display/monitor/power/screen-saving related issues
       -rw-r--r--  1 root jb   213073 Jul 12 06:14 /var/log/Xorg.0.log
       -rw-r--r--  1 root jb   157238 Jul  8 06:52 /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old
       -rw-r--r--. 1 root root  32155 Mar 10 14:31 /var/log/Xorg.9.log
   - top   /* look at RAM and swap space; Ctl-M to see memory hogs;
              Ctl-P to see CPU hogs; anyting unusually high in that system
              area */
- regarding installation
  look at, scan for errors, anything unusual (do not spend too much time ...)
-rw-------. 1 root root  27040 Mar 10 14:26 /var/log/anaconda.log
-rw-------. 1 root root  25123 Mar 10 14:26 /var/log/anaconda.program.log
-rw-------. 1 root root 126276 Mar 10 14:26 /var/log/anaconda.storage.log 
Good luck.
JB

 
  






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