how to debug a random freezing problem?
I installed Ubuntu (Debian w/ 2.6.8 kernel) on my Toshiba Satellite
M30 Centrino laptop last week, and it's great, apart from the fact that
the computer freezes up randomly. From what I can see, there is *no*
pattern, but it usually takes about 3 hours' use, and then suddenly stops.
The only thing that responds is the little green light that comes on
when I press the 'Fn' button - no CapsLock light. I just have to hit
the power button.
I thought it might be something to do with overheating - if I use the
laptop a lot, it seems to happen more often. I wrote a little script to
find out the temperature in /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature
when it freezes, and it's usually around 66C, which is actually OK,
I also tried adding noacpi nolapci to my GRUB config, but it didn't make
If anyone has *any* idea what might be causing this, or how I can home
in on it, I'd be incredibly grateful - I'm trying to make the switch
from Windoze, and this is just about the only thing holding me back
(well, this and trying to suspend the laptop, but that's another