My laptop is blocking.Can i see why?

Hello all!
I have an issue, but to be honest it’s hardware related.
I want to see what peace of hardware is making this problem.
The problem is that on WinXP my laptop (ASUS X51R) is restarting with no message, and on OpenSuSE 11.1 the laptop is blocking and the CapsLock LED is blinking.
But on OpenSuSE11.0 this issue didn’t appeared.
Thus, i want to ask if there is a way to see witch peace of hardware is braking down, if there is a “special” log file.
Have a nice day!

vasiauvi wrote on Saturday 17 Jan 2009 08:46:

>
> Hello all!
> I have an issue, but to be honest it’s hardware related.
> I want to see what peace of hardware is making this problem.
> The problem is that on WinXP my laptop (ASUS X51R) is restarting
> with no message, and on OpenSuSE 11.1 the laptop is blocking and the
> CapsLock LED is blinking.
> But on OpenSuSE11.0 this issue didn’t appeared.
> Thus, i want to ask if there is a way to see witch peace of hardware
> is braking down, if there is a “special” log file.
> Have a nice day!
>
>

is this from a normal boot or from suspend?

usually blinking leds indicate a kernel panic, have you tried booting to the failsafe` option and seeing if that works?

Or during boot press the Esc key to see the boot process instead of
the splash screen that is if the kernel will actually get far enough.

HTH


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