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[Bug 562086] New: Computer froze with black screen and message "Constructing molecules..."
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  • Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 08:18:52 +0000
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Summary: Computer froze with black screen and message
"Constructing molecules..."
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Final
Platform: i686
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.2
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: GNOME
AssignedTo: bnc-team-gnome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: Ulrich.Windl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20091017 SUSE/2.0.0-1.1.3 SeaMonkey/2.0

The computer was not powered down over night. When returning to the computer,
the screen was black with only "Constructing molecules..." on the upper left
(gnome screensaver, I guess). Moving the Mouse or pressing keys did not show
any response. Likewise unplugging/replugging the USB for mouse and keyboard did
not help. Also pressing the ACPI power button shortly did not shutdown the
system. I had to press the power button long to power-off the hard way.
Inspecting /var/log/messages after reboot, I found the USB unplug/replug
events, and no unusual events (Which seems strange).

Digging further into it, I found out that the system did (at least try to)
suspend automatically:
Dec 9 15:04:28 mypc pm-suspend[9253]: Entering suspend. In case of problems,
please check /var/log/pm-suspend.log
Dec 9 15:19:48 mypc smartd[3130]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], SMART Usage
Attribute: 194 Temperature_Celsius changed from 181 to 187
Dec 9 15:29:48 mypc rsyslogd: -- MARK --
Dec 9 15:49:48 mypc rsyslogd: -- MARK --

So I guess suspend failed, and left the system in some bad state.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Leave your PC alone over night

Actual Results:
In the morning your PC refuses to work with you

Expected Results:
The PC should be happy to see me again

Probably the problem is a power-save problem actually.

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