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System freezes after update, possibly relates to icewiesel

Postby larsOn » 2016-04-22 23:05

Gnome package updater suggested some 189 updates so I went on and installed them, but ever since my entire system quite often just suddenly freezes. It seems to happen only when icewiesel is running, but I'm not completely sure about it. Prior to the update, my system always worked perfectly.

Anyone has any suggestions on how to debug this? All help would be highly appreciated.

I'm running Debian Jessie 64-bit. Processor is AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight core. Graphics Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR.

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uname -a
... 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-1 (2016-03-06) x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Re: System freezes after update, possibly relates to icewies

Postby Bulkley » 2016-04-23 00:36

First thing, try another kernel. There is one that is problematic to a very few users. I forget which one.

Freezes are frequently due to hardware.

Can we assume that your sources are pure Debian Jessie? If you have added something that doesn't belong all bets are off.
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Re: System freezes after update, possibly relates to icewies

Postby kiyop » 2016-04-23 02:59

Bulkley wrote:Can we assume that your sources are pure Debian Jessie? If you have added something that doesn't belong all bets are off.

+1

Execute the following and check if there any odd line:
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grep -v '^$\|^#' /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*}


P.S. Not "icewiesel" but "iceweasel" ;)
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Re: System freezes after update, possibly relates to icewies

Postby tomt » 2016-04-23 04:22

If you run 'top' we might discover what is causing the freeze (unless
your terminal is freezing as well).

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Re: System freezes after update, possibly relates to icewies

Postby stevepusser » 2016-04-23 17:51

That sounds very much like the problem with the Radeon driver and the 3.16 ckt-25-1 kernel, reported here quite a few times.

You can find out the kernel by "uname -a" in the terminal. The solution is to enable the Debian security repo and update the kernel to the "-2" version or greater.

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deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main
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Re: System freezes after update, possibly relates to icewies

Postby larsOn » 2016-04-25 20:36

Thanks for all the great advice. I updated my kernel to 3.16 ckt-25-2 and it seems like the problem got fixed. I guess this can be considered solved.
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