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#1 2013-04-05 11:05:27

iambig
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[SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

hi guys,

i have some trouble since i upgrade to 3.8.x , i don't care at it before but now they become a problem. before posting I try to search about some prob and I found that it could be the i915 with some trouble. otherwise i have strange hd activity.
Becose i'm dumb, can u suggest me how to understand if the prob is the gpu or in the hd?
I haven't kind of error on dmesg. i have simply some stuck and high activity on hd randomly.

my specs:
arch x64
gnome 3.6.2
kernel 3.8.5
cpu i7-2630qm
gpu intel hd 3000
gpu nvidia 540m
6 gb ram

Best regards.
Giovanni.

Last edited by iambig (2013-04-08 19:53:40)


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#2 2013-04-05 11:09:58

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

?? What is the problem?

We can't help with it unless you tell us what it is.  High HD activity is the only real thing mentioned, but how high?  How did  you determine this?  Did you use iotop, or do you hear the drive spinning?  You also say it is "stuck"; what does this mean?  Is it completely frozen and you have to push the power button to force-shutdown?  Or does it lag for a moment then continue?


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#3 2013-04-05 11:31:05

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

the problem that sometimes it freezes randomly.
I can move mouse, but other things aren't usable. after 1 min (more or less) it works.
I thought about high HD for the led. I will check hd activiy with iotop. i cannot do instantly becouse I'm under windows for some works.


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#4 2013-04-05 11:37:39

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

How much RAM do you have and how big is your cacheswap?

edited for sleepiness

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#5 2013-04-05 11:42:02

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

I have 6 gb of ram.
when i check it used 2.8 mb of swap, but i don't think it's the prob.


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#6 2013-04-05 11:55:32

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

3 MB of swap?

Last edited by nomorewindows (2013-04-05 11:56:29)


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Look ma, no mouse.

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#7 2013-04-05 12:10:26

iambig
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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

I have such as 13gb of swap, but system used 2.8 mb of swap. i dunno the reason.


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#8 2013-04-05 12:18:14

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

Are you running Tracker?

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#9 2013-04-05 14:46:21

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

tracker is enable but it doesn't use resource. or at least he isn't making damage.
I get stuck usually when I change windows that's why I thought about i915.
@Tribly I'm running IOTOP and i don't get something strange.


edit: he isn't making damage or i don't see it.

Last edited by iambig (2013-04-05 15:10:18)


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#10 2013-04-05 19:50:29

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

Please edit your first post and change the title to something that actually describes your problem...
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … ow_to_Post


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#11 2013-04-05 20:42:38

iambig
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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

i corrected, but i'm not sure if it describes well. because i have only some hangs but i dunno the reason.


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#12 2013-04-05 23:44:23

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

Sorry I can't contribute to finding a solution, but your new title is much better.  Most of the time when someone describes what they *think* the problem is, they can be wrong.  Just describe the actual symptoms and observations.


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#13 2013-04-08 19:51:52

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

I solved with this post for delay in search in gnome https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=119689
and with new kernel 3.8.6 I have less delay for video acceleration.


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#14 2013-04-10 08:42:52

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Re: [SOLVED] random freeze, maybe problem on i915 or hd

update.
I still have some little freeze. I'm waiting kernel 3.9.x for fix i915.


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