Also spikes in CP usage. I am sure it is not a memory issue since I have over 100gb for the Ubuntu OS. It was also giving me errors regarding my graphics card which I managed to correct(I think) before this started happening. . I've been trying to learn as much and as fast as I can but I am still a newbie and not as computer savvy as I would like to be as of yet. So I do not even know what tests to run to have information to give for someone to provide me an answer to this problem. Below is at least information about my server which I hope will be of some use to anyone who could help out or point me to a link with possible answers.
Thanking you in advance.
Had to uncomment most of results so they would not be enlarged and emboldened. Results of
If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update /boot/grub/grub.cfg. For full documentation of the options in this file, see: info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration' GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_**QUIET**=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian' GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...) GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef" Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only) GRUB_TERMINAL=console The resolution used on graphical terminal note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo' GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entriesGRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true" Uncomment to get a beep at grub start GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1" _
Also based on another link which said I should add in the i915 and intel_agp drivers(which I don't yet know how to add drivers that way and then save, and rebuild by running update-initramfs -u) I ran the command sudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules with these results:
List of modules that you want to include in your initramfs.They will be loaded at boot time in the order below. Syntax: module_name [args ...] You must run update-initramfs(8) to effect this change. Examples: raid1 sd_mod _
Found these two links.
This one HERE! Specific to Ubuntu and the type of CPU(Intel) I have.
And this link HERE! Which I have quoted one of the answers from just below.
Im working through similar issues with my x230, but more focussed on getting external screens running. I had to use the nomodeset flag to get installed. Here is what I have so far: display port on x230 not working
My steps so far to get closer to working:
Don't use `nomodeset` or `modeset=0`, as it throws off KMS and you wont be able to do anything. `sudo vi /etc/initramfs-tools/modules` and add in the i915 and intel_agp drivers, save, and rebuild by running `update-initramfs -u`.
I've also made a custom x config stub in
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ to load the Intel driver and give it some specifications, and a monitor config for all my devices. However, I still cant get my second monitor running!
Also - Ive used arandr to create a shell script that sets all my resolutions nicely, except it too wont cause my displayport-connected monitor to function...
Hope that helps.
NEW INFORMATION FROM ZEN:
It uses from 1/2 to 3/4 of CPU usage when first starting out and then continues to use around 1/2 of the CPU when virtually nothing is being run. And absolutely refuses to shut down the vast majority of the time even when trying to get a terminal by pressing Alt Ctl Del or Alt Ctl Del and then Ctl Atl Backspace. Everything just freezes up. Will now try what you have suggested, jwpat7.
tom@ubuntu12:~$ lspci -vk | grep -iA10 vga 01:00.1 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200EH (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 330e Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11 Memory at f9000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=16M] Memory at fbde0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M] Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] Capabilities: <access denied> 01:00.2 System peripheral: Hewlett-Packard Company Integrated Lights-Out Standard Management Processor Support and Messaging (rev 05) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company iLO3 tom@ubuntu12:~$ sudo lshw -C processor [sudo] password for tom: *-cpu description: CPU product: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31220 @ 3.10GHz vendor: Intel Corp. physical id: 400 bus info: cpu@0 version: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31220 @ 3.10GHz slot: Proc 1 size: 3100MHz width: 64 bits clock: 100MHz capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat xsaveopt pln pts dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid configuration: cores=4 enabledcores=4 threads=4 tom@ubuntu12:~$ free -m df -h total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1.9G 1.8G 73M 0B 76M 535M -/+ buffers/cache: 1.2G 686M Swap: 2.2G 10M 2.1G Main Computer Brand - HP Series - ProLiant ML110 G7 Model - 626474R-001 Type - Tower Processor - Intel Xeon E3-1220 3.1GHz 4C/4T (8 MB Cache 80W) Memory - 2GB DDR3 (Max 16 GB / 4 DIMM slots / Unbuffered ECC ) Hard Drive - 1 x 250GB Non-hot-plug LFF SATA Storage Controller - HP Embedded Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller Raid Level - RAID 0/1/10 Max HDD Capacity - Up to 8.0TB (4 x 2.0TB) Non-hot plug LFF SATA Media Drives - HP Half-Height 16x SATA DVD-ROM Networking - HP NC112i 1-Port Ethernet Server Adapter (x2) Expansion Slots - 4 Power - (1) 350 Watt non-hot plug, non-redundant Features Fans: One (1) - Non-redundant system fan ships standard One (1) - Non-redundant PCIe fan ships standard One (1) - Non-redundant CPU heatsink fan ships standard Management: HP Integrated Lights-Out Standard (iLO 3)