View Full Version : [ubuntu] strange crash !

January 20th, 2009, 10:53 PM
i'm running ubuntu 8.10 on HP Compaq Laptop ( Evo N610c )
i've Gnome & Xfce4 & Matchbox & Fluxbox
that problem happened while working on Gnome & Xfce4

All were working fine, but yesterday and today i got some strange crashes !

while i'm working the screen goes blank and some very small grey rectangles appear in the upper section of monitor, and i can still see my mouse pointer in this region only, so that means that the computer doesn't hang !, and also sometimes that crash happen while loading some web page, so i see the mouse pointer changed to loading normally, but the screen still black with the small grey rectangles.

in that situation, when i press "CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE", X Server restart normally and i can do login again with no problems ..

What is happening ?

January 21st, 2009, 12:17 PM
Is there any information in the logs?

January 22nd, 2009, 02:59 AM
Is there any information in the logs?
Where can i get that info ?

January 22nd, 2009, 03:27 AM
Look in /var/log, usually xorg.0.log. Look for anything marked WW or EE.