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    Laptop locked up twice. What does this syslog entry mean?

    My laptop locked up twice within a 15 minute period. It's a Lenovo E430, 13.04, all latest updates. I looked in my syslog each time. The first time I wasn't sure what the error was, so I ignored it for that instance. Shortly after my laptop locked up again. Each time it happened when the laptop was sitting here, idle in my laptop, as I was "resting my eyes" for short bursts of time. Anyway, this is the error. Each one was the same.

    May 24 21:45:28 JS-UbuE430 signond[2949]: ../../../../src/signond/signondaemon.cpp 360 init Failed to SUID root. Secure storage will not be available.

    What does this mean?
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    Re: Laptop locked up twice. What does this syslog entry mean?

    suid = set uid, which is a file permission allowing one user to run or access a file as the owner
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setuid

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    Re: Laptop locked up twice. What does this syslog entry mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by HiImTye View Post
    suid = set uid, which is a file permission allowing one user to run or access a file as the owner
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setuid
    I'm familiar with set UID. I just wasn't sure over how this was the last item in my syslog before my system went into a hardlock on two occasions. It's happened maybe 8 times in the last month, but tonight in particular it was twice in a row.
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    Re: Laptop locked up twice. What does this syslog entry mean?

    *bump*

    Just happened again... same error in syslog. Anybody have any idea what I can do?
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    Re: Laptop locked up twice. What does this syslog entry mean?

    Locked up again. Pretty awesome over here.
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    Re: Laptop locked up twice. What does this syslog entry mean?

    I don't know anything about signond but it looks like some sort of authentication framework:

    tgalati4@Mint14-Extensa ~ $ apt-cache search signond
    libsignon-glib-dev - library for signond - development files
    libsignon-glib-doc - library for signond - documentation
    libsignon-glib1 - library for signond
    signon-keyring-extension - GNOME keyring extension for signond
    signon-ui - Single Sign-on UI
    signond - Single Sign On framework
    signond-dev - Development files for Signon client library development
    signond-doc - Single Sign On framework - documentation

    And I have it installed Linux Mint Mate 14 (based on 12.10) but I don't see it running on my system, so perhaps it only runs during boot or login then exits completely.

    Look for this file on your system:

    ../../../../src/signond/signondaemon.cpp

    And more specifically, look at line 360 and see what it is trying to do. Perhaps you have a missing or bad file that it is trying to access.

    signond is a binary file in /usr/bin. So it's possibly that you are getting a C++ stack trace that is pointing to a source file that does not exist on your system. Unless you compiled it from scratch for some reason.

    Perhaps your hard disk is having problems?

    Code:
    sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda
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    Re: Laptop locked up twice. What does this syslog entry mean?

    I doubt it. It's a brand new SSD, but I'll run it through a smartctl long scan and see what happens.

    EDIT - Another user I spoke to is having the exact same issues. It just so happens we have an identical GPU as well:

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
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    Re: Laptop locked up twice. What does this syslog entry mean?

    Is anybody running 13.04 with a system packing a 2nd gen Intel Core processor? This seems to be the only similarity between my system and the one from another user who said they were having identical lockups. Can anybody confirm if they are or are not having any lock up issues? These issues are entirely random. I've had it happen when sitting idle or when in the middle of web browsing. The system is never hot, the fan is never running like crazy, and it's never in a position where I'm pushing it hard at all. Anybody?
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    Re: Laptop locked up twice. What does this syslog entry mean?

    Fired up Linux Mint 15 but ultimately had the same results on day 2 of usage. I'm wondering if it's a kernel thing. I didn't have any issues with openSUSE 12.3, which uses kernel 3.7. I added both 3.7 and 3.9 to Ubuntu 13.04 but I cannot get my wireless working (Broadcom 43228), so I will likely not be spending much time on 3.7 or 3.9 until I can figure out the pesky Broadcom issue. Until then I got a slight 3.8 bump to .23. Curious if that will yield any positive results or not...

    Anyway, 2nd gen Intel Core users? Any insight?
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    Re: Laptop locked up twice. What does this syslog entry mean?

    I'm running a 2nd gen Intel Core with integrated graphics, but only Linux Mint Mate 14 (which is 12.10) and it's rock stable.
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