Random Fedora 28 freeze, no keyboard input

asked 2018-08-09 01:32:57 -0500

saywot gravatar image

I have near-new Fedora 28 installation that randomly locks up but the keyboard can't be used. The mouse pointer moves around tge screen, but if I try to hit the "power" icon using the mouse - nothing because everything is frozen. It doesn't matter if I use gnome or gnome-classic. The only solution is to hold down the power button. - this can't be good for the mechanical HDD Has anybody any tips ?

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It's happened a few times since I asked this question. Sometimes if I'm using Nautilus, sometimes Firefox theres nothing that seems like a common denominator

saywot gravatar imagesaywot ( 2018-08-10 00:15:09 -0500 )edit

Take a look at the logs and post it here so we can take a closer look. What are your system specs? Try installing another DM and see if the issue persists.

hello gravatar imagehello ( 2018-08-10 00:42:17 -0500 )edit

what's a DM ?

saywot gravatar imagesaywot ( 2018-08-10 01:13:20 -0500 )edit

DM = display manager

christianbueno gravatar imagechristianbueno ( 2018-08-10 11:10:55 -0500 )edit

so I have 2, Gnome and Gnome-Classic (I think that's what you mean) which log and where is it ?

saywot gravatar imagesaywot ( 2018-08-12 08:54:32 -0500 )edit