crashing X200 on video playback

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yrk
yrk

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I have a librebooted X200 running Triquel 8. When I play videos which
are (roughly) an hour or more the machine will randomly freeze, the
audio will loop a few times (a buffer being replayed I guess) and then
the machine reboots itself.

Up until now I assumed that this was all down to "Intel graphics drivers
are junk", but perhaps someone else has seen this.

Moreover, I'm unsure of how to debug it. After the reboot I can't find
an explicit mention of the crash in the syslog or /var/log/Xorg.

I don't know much about kernel or graphics stuff, so any help
appreciated.

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nadebula.1984
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Maybe you need to clean the heat sink and re-apply thermal grease.

yrk
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name at domain writes:

> Maybe you need to clean the heat sink and re-apply thermal grease.

That's a good idea. I will do so and report back! Here are the idle
temperatures before:

acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +38.0°C (crit = +127.0°C)
temp2: +43.0°C (crit = +99.0°C)

thinkpad-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
fan1: 4292 RPM
temp1: +38.0°C
temp2: +43.0°C
temp3: N/A
temp4: +39.0°C
temp5: +28.0°C
temp6: N/A
temp7: +48.0°C
temp8: N/A
temp9: +47.0°C
temp10: +42.0°C
temp11: N/A
temp12: N/A
temp13: N/A
temp14: N/A
temp15: N/A
temp16: N/A

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0: +35.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
Core 1: +32.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)

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Magic Banana

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Those temperatures are far from the reported high/critical values: I do not think your computer overheats.

A faulty RAM is often the cause of random freezes. I was about to recommend testing it with memtest86+. Nevertheless, "Libreboot doesn’t support memtest86+", according to https://trisquel.info/forum/kernel-panic-after-visiting-website#comment-145508

yrk
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name at domain writes:

> Those temperatures are far from the reported high/critical values: I
> do not think your computer overheats.
>
> A faulty RAM is often the cause of random freezes. I was about to
> recommend testing it with memtest86+. Nevertheless, "Libreboot
> doesn’t support memtest86+", according to
> https://trisquel.info/forum/kernel-panic-after-visiting-website#comment-145508

I'm done with doing the thermal work, and if it happens again I'll
replace the memory. Thank you for the suggestion.

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yrk
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Yoni Rabkin <name at domain> writes:

> name at domain writes:
>
>> Those temperatures are far from the reported high/critical values: I
>> do not think your computer overheats.
>>
>> A faulty RAM is often the cause of random freezes. I was about to
>> recommend testing it with memtest86+. Nevertheless, "Libreboot
>> doesn’t support memtest86+", according to
>> https://trisquel.info/forum/kernel-panic-after-visiting-website#comment-145508
>
> I'm done with doing the thermal work, and if it happens again I'll
> replace the memory. Thank you for the suggestion.

As a follow up for people who get the same issue: after a thorough
cleaning and reworking the thermal adhesion for the CPU, the machine has
been running smoothly for the last couple of weeks.

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Vikings_thum
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This is a known bug/feature with Libreboot because a perfectly stable X200 would require microcode updates.
See https://notabug.org/libreboot/libreboot/issues/289

rfb
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I confirm that I’ve recently been experiencing the exact same issue with my T400s running Libreboot. It started to occur when I watched more HD videos (today 2 times it crashed).