As some know, I've done some upgrades recently. A month or so back, I
had reboots due to Dolphin using up all the system memory, since
upgraded from 16GBs to 32GBs. I stopped using Dolphin for that reason.
I'll test it someday to see if the bug is fixed. Just a bit ago I had
my system power off. On one hand, I think it is a hardware issue with
the computer. On the other hand, I noticed something odd. The display
was on on my UPS when my system went down. It usually only comes on
when I push the button or the power fails. Thing is, the power hadn't
failed. Sort of makes me wonder. I have a CyberPower CP 1350C that has
that digital display thing. The display is blue. Some may have seen
one before. While I was shutdown, I checked the UPS to make sure it
switches as it should by unplugging it. It did. My speakers, modem,
router etc didn't lose power. When I got booted up, I ran upsc and it
shows a complete charge on the battery. Like this: battery.charge:
100 The most load I've ever had on it was about 250 watts. That's with
the new CPU and it compiling heavily. It's not even close to being
I checked the messages log. Before with the memory hogging Dolphin it
had logged the problem. Today, it shows this:
Dec 15 20:40:01 fireball CROND: (root) CMD (/usr/lib64/sa/sa1 1 1)
Dec 15 20:50:01 fireball CROND: (root) CMD (/usr/lib64/sa/sa1 1 1)
Dec 15 21:00:01 fireball CROND: (root) CMD (/usr/lib64/sa/sa1 1 1)
Dec 15 21:01:01 fireball CROND: (root) CMD (run-parts
Dec 15 21:08:34 fireball syslog-ng: syslog-ng starting up;
Dec 15 21:08:34 fireball /usr/sbin/gpm: *** info
Dec 15 21:08:34 fireball /usr/sbin/gpm: Started gpm successfully.
Entered daemon mode.
As you can see, it went from running a normal cron job to me booting
back up. I don't see any error at all. Not even one electron. One
other odd thing. When I first boot up, my ethernet port, net.eth1,
fails to come up. I have to reboot and then it comes up fine. It comes
up the second time even if I do a complete power off. When I got logged
into KDE and started my webrowsers, they are asking about recovering the
last session. Obviously they were not closed in a normal way.
When I hit the power button to turn it back on the first time, I went
into the BIOS and checked the temps of the CPU etc. They all looked
normal and all fans were working. I thought maybe it got hot or
something but that doesn't seem to be the case either.
What should I suspect? Is the UPS display a sign the UPS itself did
something? Could my power supply in the puter being going out?
Something else I should check? Something else I should check next time
before powering up? Ideas? Thoughts?