Re: [GLLUG] desktop freezing??

Benjamin Cathey benjamincathey at
Wed Nov 28 08:16:31 EST 2007

Will do when I get home tonight - 

Benjamin Cathey
System Administrator
Cathey Company
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Lansing, MI 48910 USA
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----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Houser
[mailto:rick at]
To: Benjamin Cathey
[mailto:benjamincathey at]
Cc: linux-user at
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 20:09:40 -0500
Subject: Re: [GLLUG] desktop freezing??

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>->> Benjamin Cathey wrote:
>->> > Help if you can please
>->> > 
>->> > Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon/XP Pro Dual Boot.
>->> > 
>->> > A few days ago my desktop started freezing - it's acting like it's asleep
>->> or suspended but I have power management turned off.  The power light on the
>->> desktop is blinking and when I hit the power button the screen comes back on
>->> with a bunch of text about USB something and then goes black.  I went into
>->> recovery mode to check the file systems and they all seem okay.  Any ideas? 
>->> I can post logs or WHATEVER is needed.
>->> Try posting copies of the complete /var/log/dmesg and the section of
>->> /var/log/messages from about the last 10 minutes before the freeze until
>->> you shut it down or reboot.  If you have logins and things in these
>->> logs, you might want to blank out IPs, usernames, etc.  This will end up
>->> in public archives after all, so it's a good idea to review them.
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