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beudycool
June 19th, 2012, 05:12 AM
Hi,

I get random freezes with Ubuntu 12.04 on a new Thinkpad X230 Ivy Bridge.

No response form mouse/keyboard and power button shutdown/restart needed in that case. Frequency : about once a day.

CPU i5-3210M
RAM 4GB
SSD intel 330

Since it freezes, no crash report is being sent. I don't how can I help to fix this.

graxspoo
June 19th, 2012, 05:18 AM
I'm having a similar lock-up on my Thinkpad T60. It's probably the same bug, so let me know if you figure something out, and I'll do the same.

typhoon_tip
June 19th, 2012, 08:27 AM
When in that status, pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 brings up a terminal window or not ?

beudycool
June 20th, 2012, 02:48 AM
When in that status, pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 brings up a terminal window or not ?

No effect.

typhoon_tip
June 20th, 2012, 08:11 AM
No effect.

After hard reboot, check the XORG log, you may find something useful there. I think is X related, happens very seldom also to me, seems related to Touchpad in my case.

graxspoo
June 20th, 2012, 10:21 PM
After hard reboot, check the XORG log, you may find something useful there. I think is X related, happens very seldom also to me, seems related to Touchpad in my case.

Sorry for the newbie questions, where is the XORG log? When you say "X" do you mean "X Windows?" One time I got this freeze was after I ran Gimp, so that seems possible.

beudycool
June 21st, 2012, 02:13 AM
I did not see any clue in the Xorg.log (/var/log)
My touchpad is disabled (BIOS)

typhoon_tip
June 21st, 2012, 03:59 AM
Was it a fresh install or an upgrade from previous versions ? I suggest you to try out the LiveCD for your Ubuntu, and see if it blocks even like that or not.

beudycool
June 21st, 2012, 04:33 AM
Was it a fresh install or an upgrade from previous versions ? I suggest you to try out the LiveCD for your Ubuntu, and see if it blocks even like that or not.

Fresh install, bought the X230 on the release day this month.
I suppose it's too new hardware

pdietzsch
June 22nd, 2012, 12:35 PM
Same here (x230-i7/ivy).

Might be related to the HD4000 graphics.

Try to use kernel 3.4 (which seems to work for me) as described here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12035647&postcount=16

JanneM
June 23rd, 2012, 02:31 PM
Same thing for me. Lenovo T430, fresh install of 12.04. About once a day or so, nothing in the logs and doesn't seem connected to anything I do.

beudycool
June 26th, 2012, 02:33 AM
Same here (x230-i7/ivy).

Might be related to the HD4000 graphics.

Try to use kernel 3.4 (which seems to work for me) as described here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12035647&postcount=16

Thanks. I'll update the kernel at the next freeze.
No freeze for a full day of work yesterday though

beudycool
June 26th, 2012, 03:22 AM
Updated.

3.4.0-030400-generic #201205210521 SMP Mon May 21 09:22:02 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

beudycool
June 29th, 2012, 06:38 AM
No freeze for since the kernel update.
SOLVED. thanks !

jpds
June 29th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Potentially related bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/999910 .

jpds
June 29th, 2012, 04:36 PM
Potentially related bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/999910 .

Please test the test kernel by installing it with:


$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kernel-ppa/pre-proposed
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

And report if the freezes no longer occur on the bug report linked above.

phaed
June 30th, 2012, 04:43 AM
Had the same problem.

phaed
July 1st, 2012, 03:41 AM
Finally fixed.

beudycool
July 2nd, 2012, 07:49 AM
What's the downside of using 3.4 vs 3.2 kernel ?
My instinct would say use the newest, if that's working of course

phiamo
July 8th, 2012, 10:44 PM
I have the same issue on T430s with I7.
I will try the kernel update and report, thnaks a lot.

phiamo
July 10th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Ok uptime now 1 day 13 hours ... seems to work,
only have some probs with pulseaudio, need to do a pulseaudio -k here and then

anmar
July 28th, 2012, 03:34 AM
I boght an Ivy Bridge MB and noticed the same lockups when using 3.2 kernel (default in Ubuntu 12.04). If you switch to anything beyond 3.4-rc3, then you are fine. I am running 3.5 kernel and it works like a charm.

Just download all 4 packages (for i386 or AMD86) and dokg -i * .

You can get them from the Canonical Kernel Team PPA here:

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

phaed
July 29th, 2012, 06:27 PM
I think it is fixed.

beudycool
August 27th, 2012, 09:30 AM
After an Ubuntu update last week, 3.4 kernel boot failed.
Reverting to 3.2.0-29 workaround the boot crash but I am now back to the initial issue, ie: ramdom freeze.

Linux X230 3.2.0-29-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:03:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Ulrik Nyman
August 28th, 2012, 10:15 PM
I have the same problem with occasional lockups also running 3.2.0-29.

A fresh install of 12.04 on a new ThinkPad X230.
i7, Samsung 256GB SSD

Linux ulrik-think 3.2.0-29-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:03:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

beudycool
August 29th, 2012, 02:56 AM
Trying pre-proposed 3.2.0-31 right now:

Linux X230 3.2.0-31-generic #48~pre201208250400-Ubuntu SMP Sun Aug 26 04:33:20 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

beudycool
August 29th, 2012, 03:22 AM
3.2.0-31 freezes as well.

Tried 3.5.3 (for quantal) but my external display isn't detected.

Linux fabrice-X230 3.5.3-030503-generic #201208252335 SMP Sun Aug 26 03:35:56 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

nmaster
September 24th, 2012, 05:02 AM
any updates? i'm interested in getting an x230 but i'd like to know if everything works auto-magically first.

Ulrik Nyman
September 25th, 2012, 08:30 AM
I am current running the 3.2.0-31-generic.

I do not have problems with the machine hanging after suspend.

I experience two other problems occasionally:

About once a week: A complete halt of the machine with no response at all.

Several times a week: Suddenly Compiz fails: This only resluts in the the screen going completely white for a few seconds followed by all my windows being on the same vritual desktop and ubuntu reporting that Compiz had an internal error.



Linux ulrik-think 3.2.0-31-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 7 16:16:45 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

bikko
April 18th, 2013, 05:14 PM
I'm running 12.04 on an X230 as well. I've had a COMPLETE system freezes -- no mouse movement possible, no kernel message (I ran netconsole, even, to check). I've had spontaneous hard resets.

I updated the BIOS (or should I say the EFI?), and that seemed to helped stop the spontaneous hard resets, but I was still getting a lot of total-freezes.

I put in the RAM from my MacBook Pro, and the freezes are 95% gone.

This seems silly but I think that Lenovo is shipping PC3-12800 RAM in this machine and it's supposed to be running PC3-10600 RAM... that's the main difference between the factory RAM and the MBP RAM I have in there now -- the MBP RAM is 10600.

WTF?

Any other updates from anybody?

I also can't hibernate (hibernate option is grayed out in gnome power manager), but I think it's because I have no special partition...(?)

Ulrik Nyman
April 19th, 2013, 01:08 PM
Hi.

I still get an occasional freeze. I do not have hibernate as an option even in the system menu in the upper right hand corner. But I can hibernate from a terminal by writing "sudo pm-hibernate".

A question: Can I check the type of my ram with a command or do I have to open the machine?