I run Debian squeeze on a Toshiba A200 notebook.
I came home today and the computer had shut itself down.
It did this a few weeks ago while I was using it too.
Here's the log from today:
Nov 19 12:39:13 icebreaker avahi-daemon: Withdrawing workstation service for ppp0.
Nov 19 12:39:13 icebreaker postfix/master: reload -- version 2.7.1, configuration /etc/postfix
Nov 19 12:39:13 icebreaker pppd: Script /etc/ppp/ip-down finished (pid 3760), status = 0x0
Nov 19 12:39:13 icebreaker pppd: Exit.
Nov 19 12:57:04 icebreaker -- MARK --
Nov 19 13:29:19 icebreaker syslogd 1.5.0#6: restart.
Nov 19 13:29:19 icebreaker acpid: starting up with proc fs
As you can see, no clues about what caused the crash. That's not surprising as it crashes instantly, no chance to write anything.
How can I diagnose this problem? It doesn't happen very often, but it hardly makes Linux look more stable than Microsoft!
Any ideas welcome.