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Eyvind Croghan
Posted - 2011.04.06 18:25:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Eyvind Croghan on 06/04/2011 19:43:29
Hardware:
Mainboard: MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E)
CPU: Intel Core i5 650
GPU: GeForce 315
Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
RAM: 6 GB DDR3-1333
(Complete information can be found here on the manufacturers homepage. Unfortunately could not find an English version, sorry.)

OS: Linux Mint 9, 64-bit
Nvidia driver version: 260.19.36
Wine: 1.3

What goes wrong:
Starting yesterday, when launching EVE in the wine emulated desktop, the system freezes completely after the splashscreen was displayed. The mouse pointer is displayed as windows standard, rather than changing to the EVE version, and screen stays black. After a while, the mouse pointer can no longer be moved.
Keyboard commands like "alt+F9" to minimize or "alt+tab" do not work at all. "alt+sysreq REISUB" works. "alt+sysreq R" and then "ctrl+alt+delete" also causes a system reboot.
Other than that, the system is just dead.

Yesterday I thought it was an isolated issue as switching the PC off entirely and starting it back up allowed me to run the EVE client again. Today, I could not get it to run at all, so far.
Today the system also locked up just checking googlemail with firefox. That definitely never happened before, and I don't know if it is related. The mouse pointer also froze, then the screen went blank/black and after a few seconds it switched off to stand-by.

I did not run any updates, did not install any new drivers, didn't do anything at all. The only thing I did yesterday that I did not do before was using linux native TeamSpeak 3 for a fleet for the first time. I had it installed for weeks, but never actually used it for voice comms. Only launched to test if it started.
So, I used TS for a fleet, shut it down, shut down the client, went for a break - and when I came back, problem as described above. As this was the only noticeable change yesterday, I'm thinking it might have messed with sound settings somehow. After googling for a while, I saw problem reports connected to sound problems on wine, saying this could cause the system to lock up.

But even if that is the problem, I'm just completely lost, really. Checked sound settings in the Wine config and they are still set to ALSA, so nothing obvious changed from what I can tell.

Does anyone have ideas or had a similar problem before? I'd be really grateful for any type of help.

Sevarus James
Minmatar
Meridian Dynamics
Posted - 2011.04.10 12:17:00 - [2]
 

If you are having issues with other apps (and it appears you are), it ain't EVE. I'd say start checking hardware.
power supply = el numero uno on the wacky freezes from hell land. (have seen this too many times. power supply starts flaking and suddenly no end of weirdness begins popping up...until the supply just craps out.)

over heating mobo

memory problems.

Eyvind Croghan
Posted - 2011.04.12 10:31:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Eyvind Croghan on 12/04/2011 10:32:46
Originally by: Sevarus James
If you are having issues with other apps (and it appears you are), it ain't EVE. I'd say start checking hardware.
power supply = el numero uno on the wacky freezes from hell land. (have seen this too many times. power supply starts flaking and suddenly no end of weirdness begins popping up...until the supply just craps out.)

over heating mobo

memory problems.



Thank you for the suggestions, Sevarus. I was thinking along the same lines and tried checking memory with the "built-in" Memtest, but seems Isadora is having trouble with that. On a similar note, I have fsck running on boot every once in a while, but I have no idea how to review the results.
One thing I think can be ruled out is overheating. I was having a close eye on the GPU temperature displayed by x-server settings and they never went over 63 Celsius. Normal temp. while running EVE is usually 61-62.

Curiously, I haven't had problems since the day I made this post. EVE seems to be running fine, and no other crashes/freezes/random reeboots, either. I'd like to say the issue is solved - but I have a feeling it really isn't, and just waiting to rear its ugly head again.

Sevarus James
Minmatar
Meridian Dynamics
Posted - 2011.04.12 11:14:00 - [4]
 

My guess would be dodgy voltages from the power supply if suddenly it has magically cleared up. (possibly undervoltage from the wall socket to the supply? -shrugging. There is software out there that can test and report the line voltages (lm-sensors comes to mind). If its varies a lot, then there ya go.

Good luck on that either way. Very Happy


 

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