[clug] Linux help needed please

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Mon Oct 1 05:04:03 MDT 2012

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On 09/30/2012 08:35 PM, Karen Yahoo wrote:
> Hi all,
> A very kind friend of mine in NZ installed Ubuntu Linux on my laptop
> about 12mths ago when Windows died and he convinced me how awesome Linux
> was to use. I have had no problems until just recently. The laptop keeps
> rebooting when I try to shut it down and the wireless,usb ports, memory
> card slot and cd/dvd drives have all stopped working. I have had some 
> problems with the fan being quite noisy and the laptop running a bit
> warm. Could these be linked to the problems?

Hi Karen,

My initial thought is that it might be a hardware failure - something on the
motherboard may have gone bad and just lost connection with a whole range of
onboard parts.  Package upgrades in Linux don't normally cause anything like
that (not in my eight years of using it, certainly).  What is the make and
model of the computer?

In my experience if the laptop is overheating it can manifest in the entire
machine locking up - it no longer responds to key presses, the same image is
displayed, and the only way to un-wedge it is to hold the power button in.
You're not getting anything like that?

Thanks in advance,


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