[clug] Linux help needed please

Lana Brindley mail at lanabrindley.com
Mon Oct 1 05:08:15 MDT 2012

On Mon, 2012-10-01 at 21:04 +1000, Paul Wayper wrote:
> 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?

Also: backup. Now.


Lana Brindley
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unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
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