F11-for-XO1.5 Release 10.1.1 Release Candidate 2

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Jun 14 17:08:49 EDT 2010

On 14.06.2010, at 20:57, Paul Fox wrote:

> bert wrote:
>> On 14.06.2010, at 03:47, James Cameron wrote:
>>>> However, after letting the machine sit idle for a while (even just
>>>> after booting, still in the Sugar home screen), the whole machine
>>>> froze. Power LED was still on. Had to power-cycle. Does not happen all
>>>> the time, but twice already. Maybe it's my machine (one of the first
>>>> C-test ones)?
>>> Sounds bad.  Do you have a serial port attached?  I ask because I
>>> suspect a kernel panic and a serial port is a practical way to obtain
>>> more problem data.
>> No, I don't have one.
> the next best thing to having a serial port is to edit
> /etc/rsyslog.conf, and change the destination of all the logs from
> /var/log to somewhere nonvolatile, like /home/olpc/log (be sure
> to create the directory).  then either reboot, or "killall -HUP
> rsyslogd" to make the config change take effect.  this might give
> some information on what was going on before the hang.

Too many distractions ... it froze while editing the rsyslog file in the console. Interestingly, the screen unblanked when I pressed the power button. Cursor is blinking. That means the kernel is alive, right? But keyboard does not work, so had to reboot again.

Actually, that might be the problem in Sugar too. When I touch the pad, the Power LED turns back on as if resuming from sleep. But I can't interact - though that might be just because the keyboard and mouse do not work?

It happens on ever other idle sleep it seems. Totally unusable. Going to disable PM for now.

Attaching message log (there wasn't much else).

- Bert -

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