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I have a fresh install of Linux mint 19-Cinnamon on a (fairly old) Surface pro 3. I simply want to use it for reading and annotating pdfs. After about 30min of use, however, it always shutdown (without warning).

How could I find out what the problem is and determine if it is fixable?

Please let me know if you need anymore info.

(*After some checking the behavior does not appear to happen on Ubuntu 18.04.1)

  • Just a thought: what if it doesn't detect let's say keyboard/mouse activity and it's set to shutdown after 30 mins of inactivity? (instead of sleep) Or, I don't suppose it's getting hot and that's why it shuts down? – Marcus Linsner Sep 10 '18 at 10:52

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