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    Default Notebook shuts down during work

    Hello everyone!

    I installed openSUSE 11.4 on my notebook (Packard-Bell EasyNote LJ61) and started the system. I logged in and KDE appears. After some minutes, I started firefox and thunderbird and the computer shuts down.
    After resarting, I installed the fglrx driver.

    After restarting again, I let the desktop stay, and let him from 16:30 oclok to 18:00. He stayed so. Then I started firefox and thunderbird and the system shuts down again....

    Here my specs:

    Packard Bell EasyNote LJ61
    AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-64
    ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
    openSUSE 11.4 (i586) KDE 4.6.00 release 6

    How can I fix it?

    thanks in advance

    Kim Leyendecker, openSUSE Ambassador

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    Default Re : Notebook shuts down during work

    Hi,

    Your laptop probbably overheats. Did you dust off the fans and grills lately ?

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    Default Re: Notebook shuts down during work

    On 04/19/2011 02:06 PM, openLHAG wrote:
    >
    > Hello everyone!
    >
    > I installed openSUSE 11.4 on my notebook (Packard-Bell EasyNote LJ61)
    > and started the system. I logged in and KDE appears. After some minutes,
    > I started firefox and thunderbird and the computer shuts down.
    > After resarting, I installed the fglrx driver.
    >
    > After restarting again, I let the desktop stay, and let him from 16:30
    > oclok to 18:00. He stayed so. Then I started firefox and thunderbird
    > and the system shuts down again....


    "shuts down" is not a sufficient description. Does it spontaneously reboot or
    does it sit there with the caps lock light flashing, or does it do something else?

    If you are getting a spontaneous reboot, then you may have a memory problem.


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    Default Re: Notebook shuts down during work

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    Is there some info on the kernel log? do you see it? do you monitor
    you pc temperature? and as Larry say, how do you exactly define "shut down"?

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    Default AW: Re: Notebook shuts down during work

    Well, I made the grills I have clean two weeks ago, so I think it hasnt anything to do with that.

    My definition of "shut down":

    The screen turns black and the computer is completly off, I have to restart it by myself.

    thanks

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    Default Re: AW: Re: Notebook shuts down during work

    Hi All,


    Yes I too have faced the same issue but during installation.

    I tried installing on my Compaq AMD Turion x64 machine, when it is about to install and around 80% the laptop powers off just like that when the installation is about to finish.
    I have faced this issue around 10 times, I have tried with Open SuSE 11.3, 11.4 , SLED 11 SP1, SLES 11 SP1, I was annoyed and finally gave a try with OpenSuSE 11.2 and it started working, but now my Wireless network drivers does not support Open SuSE 11.2 kernel, so back to square 1.

    Any one has any clue why the laptop shuts off ??
    However OpenSuSE 11.2 went fine and I have been using it for like a month as of today......

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    Default Re : AW: Re: Notebook shuts down during work

    So,

    Did you monitor your CPU temperature ? When it shuts down, is the laptop hot ? if it's not that, you could have a memory problem then....

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    Default AW: Re : AW: Re: Notebook shuts down during work

    Are you talking to me yet? Well, I thought it was an overheating problem first, but then I bought a new cooler for my notebook, but the system crashed still....

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    Default Re: Notebook shuts down during work

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    If you have an acpi problem you cooler dosn't work, old or new it
    just don't move, some notebooks (like hp pavillion) have the acpi bug,
    so you can try to check if you have that problem, add acpi=off noapic to
    you kernel parameters on boot to try it

    here you can find a similar pc with the same problem
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1631244

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    Default AW: Notebook shuts down during work

    add acpi=off noapic
    Will try it and report if it solve the problem or not

    thanks in advance
    Kim

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