My new laptop is randomly freezing. This freezing occurs rarely - every dozen days. However once happened just after previous. The problem is that I cannot find what causes this freeze. I use this laptop for work so stability is very important.
What I have checked:
- system logs (/var/log/) - nothing found
- memory test - OK
- different desktop environment test - Cinnamon and KDE - both freeze
- different graphic drivers - nvidia-367 and nvidia-375 - both freeze
- added processor.max_cstate=1 intel_idle.max_cstate=0 in grub - it seemed to fix problem but after dosen days the freeze occured again (befor this modyfication freezing was occuring every few days or more often)
I have suspicion that problem is somehow related to using firefox, but still the program should not hang whole system.
System: Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.5 Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah Machine: System: LENOVO (portable) product: 80RU v: Lenovo ideapad 700-15ISK Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo ideapad 700-15ISK v: NO DPK Bios: LENOVO v: E5CN52WW date: 04/28/2016 CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 805 MHz 2: 805 MHz 3: 811 MHz 4: 841 MHz 5: 850 MHz 6: 2369 MHz 7: 822 MHz 8: 820 MHz Graphics: Card-1: Intel Skylake Integrated Graphics Card-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 950M] Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 driver: nvidia Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 950M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.26 Audio: Card Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.4.0-21-generic Network: Card-1: Intel Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Plus Bluetooth driver: iwlwifi IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: ---------------- Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: ---------------- Drives: HDD Total Size: 2240.5GB (41.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ADATA_SP550NS38 size: 240.1GB ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST2000LM003_HN size: 2000.4GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 202G used: 136G (71%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: swap-1 size: 20.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: 37.0C gpu: 37C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 268 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 2898.7/15842.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
What more should I check? Where is the problem? Is it related to Linux Mint distribution? Is it hardware problem?
The freezing occurs also on Windows 10 - during installation (if I leave laptop for a few minutes without touching mouse or keyboard) and after installation (without system updates). After freezing screen is malformed as on Linux.
I have updated bios to E5CN56WW version - still problem occurs.
After installation 4.9 Kernel there is no network on my Mint and other problems occur so I could not test this Kernel.