Getting occasional kernel panic (I believe)

The past two weeks, 3 times my computer has completely frozen (nothing responds and the image is frozen on screen) and the caps lock key’s light will be blinking. I think it’s a kernel panic but I’m not sure what’s causing it.

How do i diagnose what’s causing it? What do I look at? Commands? Log files?

openSUSE 42.1
Linux 4.7.2-1
Lenovo X1 Carbon 4th gen

Video and driver ???


/sbin/lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A2


00:02.0 **VGA** compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Skylake Integrated Graphics [8086:1916] (rev 07) 
       Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:2238] 
       Kernel driver in use: i915 
00:13.0 Non-**VGA** unclassified device [0000]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d35] (rev 21) 
       Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:2238] 
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller [8086:9d2f] (rev 21)

Sorry don’t know about Intel Graphics Check the posts for possible problems with the newer modes. Seems there is a fix by modifying the xorg files

Do you know where I would look for those posts? I’m not even sure what you mean by modes. thanks :slight_smile:


Don’t know if this is the problem but Intel GPU seem to require this at least on some hardware

Thanks! Do you mean this answer? (There’s a few diff answers)

Think that is the one that is most recommended

If that causes an issue, how can I start up and remove it?

What do you mean??? Just edit or add the indicated text files as root?? Boot to a terminal if you need or edit file from a live DVD/USB