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    Lenovo S12 freeze

    Hi,

    a few days ago i bought a Lenovo S12 and installed a crypted Ubuntu Karmic on it.
    The problem is, that the system freezes really often. But when i hit a key or move the mouse the system moves on.

    I have the Lenovo S12 with Atom processor and Intel GMA gfx.

    Can anyone help me?

    Best regards,
    MKay

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    Re: Lenovo S12 freeze

    I have the same problem. Only that I do not use encryption.

    It happens quite randomly, or at least I couldn't spot a pattern yet. Sometimes even during boot.

    After hitting a key the system resumes as if nothing happened.

    I suspect problems with the power-manager.

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    Re: Lenovo S12 freeze

    The same problem occurrs on a second s12 of a friend with Jaunty and Karmic Live-CD.
    I also tested a debian live-cd, which shows me a kernel failure message. I used the dialog to send the kernel diagnostic report to the developers
    So maybe its a kernel-problem.

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    Re: Lenovo S12 freeze

    I did some trial and error and came across the BIOS setting "SATA controller working mode". I changed this from AHCI to Compatibility and the problem seems to be gone for now.

    Give this a try and see if it works.

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    Re: Lenovo S12 freeze

    Hm, i already tried that this morning, but nothing changed. ... I will try it again

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    Re: Lenovo S12 freeze

    It could be pure coincidence for me. As I said this was pure trial and error.
    I have no idea if AHCI could actually be causing this...

    Good luck!
    Last edited by bejurne; November 20th, 2009 at 02:08 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: Lenovo S12 freeze

    I've got the same issues.

    I only get the hdd read/write freeze issue when I'm wired to the lan through a cable. AHCI is the current S-ATA mode on my machine and the performance is equally horrific with either setting. Luckily I don't get the chills when connected through WiFi.

    The overall performance in Ubuntu 9.10 is horrible. All animations barely have a frame a second and it takes forever for windows to redraw.

    Being a newbie to Ubuntu I'd appreciate if someone could give some pointers on where to start hunting down a solution. I've read numerous threads about people having trouble with the Intel 945 GME chip, but haven't found anything which has helped so far.

    lscpu
    Code:
    Architecture:          i686
    CPU(s):                2
    Thread(s) per core:    2
    Core(s) per socket:    1
    CPU socket(s):         1
    Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
    CPU family:            6
    Model:                 28
    Stepping:              2
    CPU MHz:               1600.000
    L1d cache:             24K
    L1i cache:             32K
    L2 cache:              512K
    lspci
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
    uname -a
    Code:
    Linux pluto 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
    lsmod
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1           3740  0 
    nls_cp437               5372  0 
    vfat                   10716  0 
    fat                    51452  1 vfat
    usb_storage            52544  0 
    binfmt_misc             8356  1 
    ppdev                   6688  0 
    lib80211_crypt_tkip     8636  0 
    wl                   1272936  0 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   203328  1 
    lib80211                6432  2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
    snd_hda_intel          26920  2 
    snd_hda_codec          75708  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep               7200  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            37920  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          16028  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                75296  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           2656  0 
    snd_seq_oss            28576  0 
    snd_seq_midi            6432  0 
    snd_rawmidi            22208  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      6940  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                50224  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    joydev                 10272  0 
    snd_timer              22276  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    bridge                 47952  0 
    iptable_filter          3100  0 
    snd_seq_device          6920  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    stp                     2272  1 bridge
    ip_tables              11692  1 iptable_filter
    uvcvideo               59080  0 
    bnep                   12060  0 
    x_tables               16544  1 ip_tables
    lp                      8964  0 
    videodev               36736  1 uvcvideo
    snd                    59204  16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse                56180  0 
    parport                35340  2 ppdev,lp
    v4l1_compat            14496  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    serio_raw               5280  0 
    soundcore               7264  1 snd
    btusb                  11856  0 
    snd_page_alloc          9156  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    fbcon                  36640  72 
    tileblit                2460  1 fbcon
    font                    8124  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 5372  1 fbcon
    softcursor              1756  1 bitblit
    i915                  221064  3 
    drm                   159584  3 i915
    i2c_algo_bit            5760  1 i915
    tg3                   109600  0 
    video                  19380  1 i915
    output                  2780  1 video
    intel_agp              27484  2 i915
    agpgart                34988  2 drm,intel_agp
    Other quirks worth mentioning:
    - Flash in fullscreen eats CPUs alive. I am under the impression that this is a common issue and not necessarily related to the overall performance issue Ubuntu seem to have on this machine.
    - Cards inserted into the reader is not automatically mounted by the system.
    - Gnome window list won't let me choose a program unless I drop the pointer directly on top of the list item. Moving from one item directly to another item = no go and getting ever more frustrating.
    Last edited by kslen; November 17th, 2009 at 08:46 AM.

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    Re: Lenovo S12 freeze

    I too had this problem with my Lenovo S12. It seems switching from AHCI to compatibility resolved the issue, so far anyway...

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    Re: Lenovo S12 freeze

    Just a quick heads up. The problem is gone for me since I switched the AHCI mode.

    But I would be really interested in the reasons though. Did anyone get behind this?

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    Re: Lenovo S12 freeze

    How do you like your S12? I am considering purchasing one. Other then the problems mentioned how is the linux compatibility? Anything you don't like about it?

    Mark

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