[nmglug] Freezing

Brian O'Keefe okeefe at cybermesa.com
Sun Jun 7 10:29:53 PDT 2020

Thanks Akkana

Yeah, can't check much when frozen. I've looked at dmesg but too much in 
there that I don't understand. I'll come running for help if this gets 
worse. It's usually only every couple of days. I do put the machine to 
sleep a lot. Maybe I need to shut down daily or some such,



On 6/7/20 11:07 AM, Akkana Peck wrote:
> Brian O'Keefe writes:
>>     I am loathe to increase the swap memory when it doesn't appear to be a
>>     problem according to System Monitor.
> This. I've seen a lot of discussion about swap, but if there was any
> evidence that swap was the problem, I missed it. If adding swap is
> going to be this hard, maybe put the effort instead into diagnosing
> why the system is freezing?
> For instance, do you know if it's X or the kernel that's freezing?
> It would be interesting to try to ssh in from another machine,
> to see if maybe the machine is up but X is locked.
> Diagnosing a freeze isn't all that easy, because of course if the
> kernel is hung, then the system has no way to note what went wrong.
> But sometimes you can find out what was happening just before it
> froze. Here's a Google search that gives some starting points:
> https://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=diagnose+why+linux+freezing&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
>          ...Akkana
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