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Old 01-11-2016, 05:08 AM   #1
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Asus am1i-a Linux Mint Possible Display Freeze Issue Help


Been having an on going problem with my Linux Mint box, that I need some help now trying to solve.

Running latest version of Mint, with latest stable kernel version.

I'm using an AMD 5350, on an Asus am1i-a board, with 8gb of hyper x DDR3 ram.

The issue I'm having is that I think the display crashes out, and prevents access to the box.

I should say it's usually run as a headless server at home, and at first I thought it was the ethernet port that was crashing out and stopping me from logging into it remotely, but I've recently moved it from headless to my office, hooked up to my monitors, and the issue still occurs.

I can't replicate it under specific conditions, it just seems to happen when it feels like it.

Last night it was working fine, I was working on it, normal surfing type stuff. I turned the monitors off, but left the machine powered on, as it's the home server. Came back it it this morning, and the display wouldn't work. Just got a black screen, nothing on it.

When this happens though I can't even log into it remotely via VNC.

So it's like the network adapter freezes, but also the display.

So confused.
 
Old 01-11-2016, 07:09 AM   #2
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Well, there are a variety of problems that can cause trouble with VNC too. Have you tried other network accesses like ping or ssh while the display is crashed?
 
Old 01-11-2016, 07:37 AM   #3
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"Well, there are a variety of problems that can cause trouble with VNC too. Have you tried other network accesses like ping or ssh while the display is crashed?"

Thanks for the reply oldtechaa

As when this issue occurs it locks everything up. Unable to ssh into the box remotely or locally.

As I mentioned on my post, even when the machine is set up locally connected to my monitors in the office, when it freezes, I'm still unable to do anything with it.
 
Old 01-11-2016, 07:58 AM   #4
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You could try running a temperature monitor that logs to a file and a process monitor and monitors of other things that could cause a crash. Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log too.
 
Old 01-11-2016, 08:26 AM   #5
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You could try running a temperature monitor that logs to a file and a process monitor and monitors of other things that could cause a crash. Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log too.
how would I setup those monitors?

Do you have any preferred solution how you would do that?
 
Old 01-11-2016, 01:57 PM   #6
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Make a script in /etc/init.d called tempmon, make it executable, and in the script:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
watch "sensors >> /home/user/temps.log"
where user is replaced with your username. The lm_sensors package must be installed first.

This is just one example for temperatures.

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