[ale] forensic help needed
leamhall at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 10:52:49 EDT 2014
BIOS problems point to MB. If that's flaky, or the connectors are
loose or corroded, other things might be symptoms vice problems.
On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 10:31 AM, Sean Kilpatrick <kilpatms at gmail.com> wrote:
> I >THINK< there are two possibilities:
> 1. Somehow the install of CentOS 7 is screwed up and I need to do an
> entire reinstall.
> 2. There is a hardware problem, which probably means the mobo as I have
> VERY recently replaced the hard drives and power supply.
> 1. Sometimes takes two to five attempts to get the BIOS to boot when
> powering on the system and, obviously, if the BIOS doesn't boot, then
> the OS can't boot.
> 2. System loses track of routine (stored) passwords. Example: log in to
> user account and try to start Evolution (which I do not like!) and am
> told that I need to re-enter my user password. WTF
> 3. Near-total system hang when apps crash.
> Example: solitaire hangs/crashes and takes out the GUI. Do a Ctrl
> +Alt+F2 to get to a new session and try to take a peek at /log/messages
> and am informed that
> < "Session bus not found. To circumvent this problem try the following
> < command (with Linux and bash)
> < export $(dbus-launch)
> < Aborted (core dumped)
> So I run that command, having no idea at all what it does, and text
> editor starts up and displays the file.
> But the Terminal displays this:
> < Connecting to deprecated signal
> < QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceOwnerChanged(QString,QString,QString)
> < kbuildsycoca4 running...
> < Module "resources" is registered
> < Module "activities" is registered
> < Module "features" is registered
> < This is the current thread id for Activities 140077684115200
> < These are the disabled plugins: ("activitymanager_plugin_dummy",
> < Initializing plugin: "activitymanager_plugin_globalshortcuts"
> < This is the current thread id for Activities 140078148376768
> < Initializing plugin: "activitymanager_plugin_slc"
> < Initializing plugin: "activitymanager_plugin_virtualdesktopswitch"
> < VirtualDesktopSwitch::init
> < Module "org.kde.ActivityManager.VirtualDesktopSwitch" is registered
> < Initializing plugin: "activitymanager_plugin_activityranking"
> < running in thread ActivityRanking
> < Initializing plugin: "activitymanager_plugin_sqlite"
> < Module "org.kde.ActivityManager.Resources.Scoring" is registered
> < QDBusConnection: name 'org.kde.kglobalaccel' had owner '' but we
> thought it was ':1.9'
> I have no idea what all that is trying to tell me! :(
> I start prowling through the log and discover a lot is going on while I
> am sound asleep. I suspect some of the data does, indeed, point a finger
> at the problem, but I am hesitant to append 300 lines of a log file to
> this message.
> If anyone can take the time to look at a chunk of the log, please let me
> know and I will send it along -- Off List.
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