I am very sad. I have a new Thinkpad W530 which crashes sporadically in Slackware 14.0 on the stock kernel (3.2.29). I'm running XFCE and using LUKS (AES with AES-NI).
The crash is of the kind that locks up the keyboard, mouse and freezes the display. No kernel panic, no kernel oops, no errors in the system log after reboot. This has happened twice in two days. The system does not run particularly hot. The first crash happened with very light use, the second crash while compiling a program one one core.
From what I can see from dmesg I have the following interesting messages when booting:
[ 0.925189] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[ 23.148835] nouveau: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -22
[ 56.378975] nm-applet: segfault at d ip 00007f993d8a837e sp 00007fff5ecece20 error 4 in libc-2.15.so[7f993d85e000+1b5000]
I already have the latest BIOS for this computer.
Suggestions I can think of for myself are:
1: Try the latest kernel.
2: Disable discrete graphics card and run only on the integrated graphics system.
3: Run memtest86.
Any other suggestions, or (long shot, but one can hope) has anyone experienced a similar issue with the Thinkpad W530, or a similar laptop?