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Old 05-21-2020, 08:12 AM   #16
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In my experience, this can be a symptom of a failing HDD.
 
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In my experience, this can be a symptom of a failing HDD.
Hi allend. In GNOME Disks, it seems ok. See attached image.
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:27 AM   #18
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I'm currently running this:

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sudo badblocks -v /dev/sda5 > badsectors.txt
Checking blocks 0 to 1953263615
Checking for bad blocks (read-only test):
Anyone know roughly how long should it take on a 2TB SATA 7200 HDD?
 
Old 05-30-2020, 12:05 PM   #19
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I'd say it's the HDD alright but cannot confirm.
 
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Some days my PC freezes a few times a day - once even during bootup recently. Yesterday, there were no freezes. As of typing this, 1h45m uptime - no freezes either today.
 
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In my experience, this can be a symptom of a failing HDD.
I reckon you're right there, allend.
 
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The freezes usually happen when the system is under a heavy load.
 
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No freeze for a couple of days now.
 
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If the seconds are still going and you have another PC/Laptop. Try and ssh to the 'hung' machine and see if it is active. I think it is still active and once in you can poke around.

My guess, the video card is having an issues.
 
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Next time this happens, ssh into it when it's frozen. Check the usual logs (/var/log/messages, /var/log/Xorg.0.log or ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log, dmesg -t, any journalctl stuff that might be relevant, etc).

In my experiences, these freezes usually mean that the desktop is stuck on a READ operation that's taking an unexpectedly long time. So it can be a failing hard drive. I've also seen it in cases where the home directories are network mounts (I assume that's not your setup?), and I've personally seen Flash lock up X like this (when I forced the "experimental" 3D acceleration on).
 
  


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