[Nottingham] Arch always on system freezing

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Fri Oct 26 21:19:14 UTC 2018

Immediate things to check are:

Failed cooling fan?
Internal/CPU overheating? (including the PSU or power adapter?)
Try running Memtest86 for an hour or two...
Any disk errors still...?
Full disk partition??
Disk failure??

Hope that gives some clues.

Let us know for further details??

Good luck,


On 26/10/18 20:27, VM via Nottingham wrote:
> Whenever a system misbehaves with no obvious cause, test RAM.
> Try several runs of memtest when the system is hot and cold.
> On 26 October 2018 19:11:55 BST, Brian Pickford via Nottingham
> <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>     Hoi Hoi,
>     Does anyone have some suggestions on tools I can use to diagnose a
>     freeze on my home media server please?
>     Things I've done so far:
>     I've redirected power saving schemes to dev/null
>     replaced a failing disc and repaired the BTRFS filing system -  the
>     nas mount, root is on a separate 1TB ext4 volume, there are some
>     errors reported on the root FS disk by smart, but not in the last month
>     journalctl -b -1 doesn't leave any clues
>     Heat is not the issue
>     when I turn the TV back on, I get a picture, no keyboard / mouse and
>     no ssh connection possible.
>     Any suggestion on how I can trap the error?
>     Cheers, Brian
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