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Norwegian software developer, currently based in the UK. I primarily focus on J2EE and do a lot of back-end REST/database work, but play about with many technologies and languages.


Feb
25
comment Is there a Bluetooth TRRS Headset Adapter for Audio jack on my Chromebook?
TRS audio jacks are output only, TRRS adds a data in channel that can be used for various things like volume and playback control, even microphones.
Jan
15
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
Come to think of it, it's odd that running xscreensaver with verbose logging didn't show this error while xscreensaver -watch did.
Jan
15
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
Looks like I've been able to fix it. After leaving an xscreensaver -watch command logging to a file continuously I got an error message that led me to an issue with the graphics driver. Looks like the community drivers crashes X when running out of memory (and it wasn't a proper reboot, just X restarting). I've left it over night twice now and at least it's not crashing X (unfortunately today the screensaver had crashed to desktop without locking the screen, but I suppose that's a different problem).
Jan
10
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
I can run just an individual one, but it'll take me a while to go through them all that way. I was hoping it crashed fairly quickly on loading one, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Jan
10
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
Yeah, I never expected this to be easy to fix, which is why I asked for ways to debug it. Since you provided the most useful answer in terms of debugging it and the bounty was about to run out (only a few minutes left), I figured I'd award it now and continue trying to debug it. I tried running xscreensaver-command manually, looping a bash script to call -next every 5 seconds and it didn't crash in 20+ minutes. Not sure what that tells me, but it almost seems like switching through them faster stops it crashing. O_O
Jan
10
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
That's a good call, going to give it a try now.
Jan
9
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
Looks like the computer is pretty consistently rebooting when xscreensaver is allowed to run, while it doesn't at all when replacing the xscreensaver-command executable with your script. Nothing unusual in the log though, it's only executed once per lock with the argument --lock.
Jan
8
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
I just left it for 20 minutes with xscreensaver disabled (screen not locked), and it was fine. Could be coincidence though so I'll do a few more tries as and when I can.
Jan
8
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
I'm not aware of any timeout that expires after 10 minutes. All power management I've found anywhere is completely disabled, it shouldn't even be powering down hard drives. Other than that, I'm not sure. I'll give that script a go, but since it's a work computer sitting there watching it for 10 minutes is likely to be frowned upon. I'll do my best though. Also I'm not sure it's exactly 10 minutes, it's just a rough estimate as I'm often away for a few minutes (getting tea, helping someone) with no problems, but longer breaks kill it.
Jan
8
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
I really thought it had helped as I left the computer locked a few times during the day yesterday and nothing went wrong. Unfortunately I've already had the issue again this morning (only away from the computer for 10 minutes or so), so I guess it wasn't this after all. :(
Jan
7
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
Uploaded to pastebin.
Jan
6
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
@WindowsEscapist I'll give it a try when I'm back on that machine (tomorrow).
Jan
4
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
Thanks. I'll give that a try.
Dec
21
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
@Atropo Well, I have the output, but it's 55KB, I doubt I can add that much to my post. Is there any particular part of it that would be useful?
Dec
20
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
Power management is completely disabled in xscreensaver as well.
Dec
20
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
I'll keep that in mind for next time it reboots, thanks.
Dec
20
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
Good though, but according to the "Power Management Preferences" dialogue the computer is never to be put to sleep, it doesn't even turn off the monitors. Is this the only place to check for this?