System freezes (only during big updates)

Package is lm_sensors.

Once I left the laptop on as test for several hours (meaning, around 12 hours) and it continued completely frozen.

I will try to check if I can connect with SSH, if it will freeze again.

Can you expand on it, please? I have no idea about it :slight_smile:

It did. Sorry that yours is harder!

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❯ sensors                                                                                                                          3⚹ 2↺ 1? fde052b 
Adapter: ISA adapter
Package id 0:  +50.0°C  (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
Core 0:        +50.0°C  (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
Core 1:        +50.0°C  (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)

Adapter: ACPI interface
in0:          11.51 V  

Adapter: ACPI interface
temp1:        +48.0°C  (crit = +200.0°C)

Adapter: ISA adapter
fan1:        3768 RPM
temp1:        +48.0°C  
temp2:         +0.0°C  
temp3:         +0.0°C  
temp4:         +0.0°C  
temp5:         +0.0°C  
temp6:         +0.0°C  
temp7:         +0.0°C  
temp8:         +0.0°C  

is this right…? :thinking:

Glad to know that you solved it :smiley:

Idle my system is on about the same temperature.

The interesting thing is how it goes under load.

Though when it’s time to clean up again then idle temperature is usually already at 60°C and more.

Damn autocorrect… I meant clock rate of the CPU.

/proc/cpuinfo reflects it in one of the fields.

I have a tab running watch cat /proc/cpuinfo , but I do not see any clock rate/frequency field…

s-tui right now reports


cpupower frequency-info
current CPU frequency: 1.79 GHz (asserted by call to kernel)

cpu MHz in /proc/cpuinfo is current clock rate. Though watching it during regular usage that does not cause a freeze is rather pointless, you have to monitor/watch it shortly before freezes occur.

Anyway, if the freeze doesn’t resolve even after hours, it is likely that the system is stuck another way.

I’m wondering why it tells you the frequency of 4 cores… According to the Intel datasheet you only have 2 cores with 4 threads.

To be honest though, it is a CPU released 10 years ago and not produced anymore. If you are able to, upgrade… I am trying to replace my laptop as well.

After some sleep I have been able to find it, thank you :sweat_smile:

I am organizing a layout with some monitors, next update I will be ready!

It looks completely and permanently dead, stuck on frozen screens displaying what was on screen at the moment of the freeze. When happens, only option is hard reboot (that I know about so far).

any preference about it?

Currently not much:

  1. It shall be a desktop now, I’d not use the features of a laptop anyway
  2. If available a Ryzen
  3. Dualboot windows for casual games
  4. It shall have some kind of GPU, though I am not sure which.
  5. No WiFi
  6. It needs to have at least 2 HDMI plugs capable to do 4k + 2k

security reasons or…?

More like cutting costs for a computer that won’t be moved and also wouldn’t have good signal from where it is intended to be used, and if I ever decide to require WiFi for it, I have 3 WiFi USB Adapters and a combined eth and WiFi card.

If course, if there is a computer fulfilling most of my needs but has WiFi and is cheaper than an otherwise comparable one without WiFi, I’d probably take the cheaper one.

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well… Surely I will replace this laptop. When it will irretrievably die…

Yeah, I have to be honest, I still have a Dell Latitude with a core2duo, which I bought in 2013 from a refurbisher, as my previous laptop literally burst in flames and I needed something cheap quick as I had my studies beginning a week later.

It is still working as of today, and I keep it updated.

actually, seems an irretrievable death (even if there are sturdy ones).

do you refer to the hardware side?

No, software. Though of course it becomes slower everyday, and today the battery died. It doesn’t get charged anymore and the battery led is blinking orange.

hopefully you can find a spare battery.

On my side, I grew fond on this t430. It simply does everything I need and it still has some room for hardware upgrades.

Today I did upgrade to 21.05 and it froze again:

I then:

  • rebooted
  • upgraded again

after the upgrade ended:

  • most of the plasma functionalities seemed broken. I rebooted again and now I am stuck with an error: symbol 'grub+alloc' not found :smiley: