Random log out Opensuse 11.2

I have an Amilo M here, Pentium (R) 1.4 GHz processor and 40 GB HDD, with 1GB cache memory. The issue that I am running into is that at random times, Suse will automatically log out without warning. This is what the syslog says:

Mar 6 21:53:22 (none) smartd[3586]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
Mar 6 21:53:22 (none) smartd[3586]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 2 Offline uncorrectable sectors
Mar 6 22:15:58 (none) rsyslogd: – MARK –
Mar 6 22:23:23 (none) smartd[3586]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
Mar 6 22:23:23 (none) smartd[3586]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 2 Offline uncorrectable sectors
Mar 6 22:34:26 (none) kdm[725]: X server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly
Mar 6 22:34:44 (none) checkproc: checkproc: can not get session id for process 8195!
Mar 6 22:35:07 (none) python: hp-systray[11224]: warning: No hp: or hpfax: devices found in any installed CUPS queue. Exiting.
Mar 6 22:49:56 (none) su: (to root) j-dub on /dev/pts/2

Don’t know if there’s anything there that would give a clue since I am a n00b and don’t know myself. But the computer randomly will log out of a session, making me log back in again. It does not do it all the time, but it does it and sometimes it can annoy me. I was initially told its a RAM issue, but the computer now has 1,280MB ram. Before installing the RAM, I ran Memtest for 2 days and nothing came of it. So whats the issue?? Help me out Suse Pros!

Have you ran a diagnostic test on your hard drive? Looks like your SMART is having fits.

Lead me in the right direction…how would I go about doing such a test??

First off you need to know the vendor of your hard drive. For example Seagate has an application called seatools that you can burn the iso.image just like a linux live cd. Just go to vendors website and download what I believe they call the DOS version or boot version.

A good way to detect the vendor is by looking for its ID, in the partitioner under yast. ST=segate, WD should be Western Digital its been awhile since i’ve had a western digital drive so i’m not sure if they changed ID’s and for anyother version just google search it.

an easier way to find the drive information is using the hardware information under yast and look for disk, then use the drop down to find the vendor. Not sure why I didn’t think of this earlier I guess i’m learning too.:wink:

Monitoring Hard Disks with SMART | Linux Journal

Like I said before I’m still learning so try this link if your having issues finding your vendor software

j-dub wrote:
> Mar 6 22:34:26 (none) kdm[725]: X server for display :0 terminated
> unexpectedly

it might be a hard drive issue, but i kinda doubt it…the only REALLY
bad thing i see there is the one line i left…

and, “What is killing X?” seems to be the question to answer…

my problem is i don’t really know what are usually the bad actors in
such a situation…hopefully someone smarter than me will happen along…

while waiting for that person you might find something more useful in
/var/log/ or here:


or here:


hello there i am running a hp probook 4530s i am having this exact issue in my case it is not a hardware based issue since i have ran full through and targeted diagnostics and none of the diag’s have shown me any issues with hardware but when i am surfing the web it randomly logs me out i think it is a software upgrade issue because before i updated my system i had no issues at all with 12.1 but immediately after i started getting these random logoff’s i am in the process of reinstalling my build and upgrading package by package this will be time consuming but i have nothing else to do tomorrow so i will post back with what find out

On 01/02/2012 10:16 AM, davidit wrote:

> i am having this exact issue


you are running 12.1 and this thread is about a similar problem while
running 11.2 almost two years ago…

please post your exact symptoms, hardware specs especially video set,
software used (especially DE and video driver) in your new thread in

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