Edited by: Eyvind Croghan on 06/04/2011 19:43:29
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
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.