Next time it happens I will video it on my phone...
Set up your webcam and video the entire room
Next bit of weirdness with this machine over the last year or so is just a complete random logout..
that predates your current nVidia card doesn't it?
I have been on this partition now for over 3 hours and hammering the hell out of it by building ISO's at the same time as fsarchiver is both saving and restoring so 100% CPU and MEM and I cannot bust it
That sort of CPU and MEM usage the norm during this procedure? Maybe you have something on board that triggers a shutdown of sorts - like a critical temp. My HP laptop will do that if the CPU temp hits the critical - but I actually have to reboot and get a Thermal Shutdown message. Maybe something just pushed it over the edge yesterday, but today is All Quiet on the VSIDO Front.
I am looking for some Poltergeist type cameras as we speak ...
I have always had the same hardware .. it is the nVidia driver is all that is new... I am of the opinion that if I went back to the nouveau drivers I would go back to seeing the logout phenomenon and not a black out
As a matter of fact I have two identical machines and the other one never does this
Regarding 100% CPU and MEM .. I did this on purpose yesterday to point out that I do not believe that temp is the issue.. I am a type of person who sleeps with windows open when it is less than 32 degrees.. I like cold.. My room is always cold... even when building and spiking CPU and MEM to 100% the temps of everything I observe (CPU,MB, GPU and HD) all stay within norms...
So what I proved yesterday was that elevating or maxing out this machine never once caused it to barf or stop or even complain... it worked perfectly. Conversely it makes tracing this once again a near impossible task