I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x120e (0596-2RU) running Ubuntu 11.04. It crashes too much. I'd like to run a distribution that almost never crashes. Can anyone personally vouch that their x120e never crashes in Linux? How did you set up your computer?
I believe I'm suffering from (at least) the following problems:
(Occasional hard freezes when the wireless is enabled; never seen one with wireless disabled)
(Hard crash when resuming from suspend; maybe one time in five?)
(Occasional looooong delay when resuming from suspend; solved by disabling fgrlx)
Also the machine occasionally shuts down immediately when plugged/unplugged from AC power. I suspect this may be a thermal issue, but the machine doesn't seem unusually hot.
By 'hard freeze', I mean the screen stays on, but becomes 100% unresponsive and must be restarted by holding down the power button. By 'hard crash', I mean the machine responds as if it had lost power (screen dies, hard drive spins down, power light goes off). By 'shuts down immediately', I mean, goes through a software shutdown sequence, but very rapidly, with no opportunity for user input or cancellation.
I'm used to googling a bit after installing Ubuntu to get everything perfect, but these crashes seem beyond my ability. I have tried several of the suggested fixes, to no avail. Has anybody gotten this machine truly stable with Linux? I'm willing to switch distributions, but I cannot tolerate these crashes.
Hardware details: Fusion E350(1.60GHz),4GB RAM,320GB 7200rpm HD,11.6in 1366x768 LCD,ATI Radeon HD6310,802.11bgn wireless,WWAN option,Bluetooth,1Gb Ethernet,UltraNav,6c Li-Ion