Random freezes LM 16 Cinnamon - light usage

OK Folks,

Another one for ya, new machine (2-3 weeks) and random freezes, hard restart being the only option to reboot, machine can be on all night playing just internet radio as I often do (fall asleep to it) then I can open up a few tabs with a youtube/flash video or two and wallop, locks up. I can be playing a bit of alien arena of a night time when i venture there and same thing, 5 mins, 15 mins, 30 mins in, it all just locks up and I’m forced to restart. . . . and this is a new base unit so it’s not through it being old kit. It’s not like I’m doing an awful lot at the time and not anything that should be too intensive for this new base unit!
Not sure what you might need info wise so I’ll just post some below and let me know if you need more. . . . Thanks

I always thought there were some sort of crash logs for this but I’ve no idea where to start looking if there are?

 inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller 
           X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: [email protected] 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.1

inxi -b
System:    Host: dave Kernel: 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 16 Petra
Machine:   System: ASUS product: All Series
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: H81M-C version: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends version: 0216 date: 07/17/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium CPU G3420 (-MCP-) clocked at 800.00 MHz 
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller 
           X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: [email protected] 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.1
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2160.5GB (25.3% used)
Info:      Processes: 153 Uptime: 26 min Memory: 672.6/7670.4MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4 

inxi -C
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium CPU G3420 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
dave@dave ~ $ 

dave@dave ~ $ inxi -s
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 29.0C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
dave@dave ~ $ 

Edit: I found about 7 crash logs in var/log they’re pretty long in tar.gz files should I post one to pastebin ? Will it help?

I do know there used to be a bug in the 12.04 kernel that would cause random freezes with the HD4000 graphics adapter … but I thought this was resolved in later kernels.

Which kernel are you running … what’s the output from:

uname -a


Has it always done this … or has it only recently started freezing ?

Is it hard-locking such that you can’t get to another tty (e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F2)?

Depending on what caused the lock, it may crash before it can write to a log file :-\

Maybe a memtest?

Hi again , sorry for the delay replying been outside servicing the ride on mower ready for spring (he says hopefully)

dave@dave ~ $ uname -a
Linux dave 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:20:46 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
dave@dave ~ $ 

Memtest . . . . can do but it’s a brand new base unit, it’s done it on and off since I started getting a few tweaks done, just desktop themes etc, only then did i settle and start installing anything big-ish like alien arena, I brought in some maps from my XP install from AA and at first thought it may have had something to do with those but i’m lead it’s totally fine to do. It’ll stay on all day and night fine, then do something else like AA or a few tabs and some video/cams going and it stops, can’t get out of it via the keyboard or mouse they’re out of the equation.

OK, run:

sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get upgrade


sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

then REBOOT and post the output from:

uname -a

so we can see if it pulled in a kernel update.

Just because it’s new doesn’t mean the memory isn’t flaky :wink:

But it could be other things too.

For the record before I reboot . . .

dave@dave ~ $ uname -a
Linux dave 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:20:46 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
dave@dave ~ $ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for dave: 
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dave@dave ~ $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
dave@dave ~ $ 

Post boot . . .

dave@dave ~ $ uname -a
Linux dave 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:20:46 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
dave@dave ~ $ 

Damn it I was hoping there was a later kernel in the repo’s

How do you fancy trying the 3.12 kernel, and seeing if that makes a difference ? … let me know if you wanna and I’ll post instructions.

If you think that could be the thing to do I’ll have a crack . . . . . . I don’t know if there’s any other relevant things to do or try as well? Are there crash logs for this sort of thing and would they help? If LM16’s the latest how come it’s not got that kernel already? just wondering…
Also I don’t have any proprietary drivers in this system, I don’t know if that could/should make a difference but I’ve nearly always had nVidia cards and this one’s the first time I’ve been back on intel for a good while so I guess I’m clutching at straws 'cos I don’t know what Intels supports like with Linux…

I doubt if there’ll be anything useful in the logs … a system lockup rarely leaves time for anything to get written to the logs … but if you feel like looking through them feel free, I would have thought Mint would have a log file viewer installed by default.

if not, they’re located at


Mint 16 may be the latest version but it’s still roughly 5 months old … new kernels are released 3 monthly … and in any case a distro will tend to stick to the same kernel series over its life … though Ubuntu 13.10 will have 3.11 for it’s entire life, it may receive updates within the 3.11 series but is unlikey to ever move to the 3.12 or above series.

Instruction to install the later kernel to follow…

new kernels are released 3 monthly

Aaahhhh I see, didn’t know that, you learn something new every day :slight_smile:

I’ll check later then for your instructions, better not do it later I could be the worse for wear after the pub quiz lol :stuck_out_tongue:

Create a folder on your desktop called kernel-3.12rc7

download these 3 files and place them in that folder:-


Then open a terminal and run:

cd ~/Desktop/kernel-3.12rc7


sudo dpkg -i *.deb

wait until it finishes and leaves you back at an $ prompt … then reboot and post the output from:

uname -a

Again, for the record so you know I’ve done it correctly I’ll post the output before rebooting, I noticed a couple of errors and other warning messages, not sure how relevant they are though just thought I’d mention seeing them . . . .

dave@dave ~ $ cd ~/Desktop/kernel-3.12rc7
dave@dave ~/Desktop/kernel-3.12rc7 $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
[sudo] password for dave: 
Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc7.
(Reading database ... 155447 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc7 (from linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc7_3.12.0-031200rc7.201310271935_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic.
Unpacking linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic (from linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic_3.12.0-031200rc7.201310271935_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic.
Unpacking linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic (from linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic_3.12.0-031200rc7.201310271935_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc7 (3.12.0-031200rc7.201310271935) ...
Setting up linux-headers-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic (3.12.0-031200rc7.201310271935) ...
Examining /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms 3.12.0-031200rc7-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.12.0-031200rc7-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox-guest/4.2.16/build/make.log for more information.
Setting up linux-image-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic (3.12.0-031200rc7.201310271935) ...
Running depmod.
update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 3.12.0-031200rc7-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.12.0-031200rc7-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.12.0-031200rc7-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox-guest/4.2.16/build/make.log for more information.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.12.0-031200rc7-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic
Warning: No support for locale: en_GB.utf8
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 3.12.0-031200rc7-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 3.12.0-031200rc7-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.12.0-031200rc7-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-12-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /memtest86+.bin
  No volume groups found
dave@dave ~/Desktop/kernel-3.12rc7 $ 

Post reboot:

dave@dave ~ $ uname -a
Linux dave 3.12.0-031200rc7-generic #201310271935 SMP Sun Oct 27 23:37:06 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
dave@dave ~ $ 

What now? try this for a while and see if it’s any different?

What now? try this for a while and see if it's any different?

EGG-ZAKLY :slight_smile:

If this fixes things, we’ll probably have to fix virtualbox (guest additions) … but NOT YET, it makes no sense to fix it unless we’re sure we’re sticking with this kernel.

Sounds like a plan to me then, I’ll give it some later and report back, thank you :smiley:

Update. . . . . so far so good, an hour plus into a game of alien arena and no freeze yet lol :-*

Just thought I’d let you know. . . . . I’ll continue ‘testing’ the machine and my brain and patience, I’m throwing in a networked printer question too for good measure, just to keep you busy :wink: