Hello, to whoever see's this.
Fist off, I have a Gateway laptop FX 6860 originally with Vista on it. I've had this thing 6+ years and at one point it started shuting down randomly. After a while I got tired of it, wiped the drive and installed ubuntu on it. Still had the shutdown problem. The strangest part is that it quit after a while, and have had no problems in the past year or so, until a week ago. (makes absolutly no sence to me, unless it's all the updates?) Other than updates, i have made absolutly no changes to this thing.
I've taken some notes that will hopefully help.
When I'm on the Ubuntu log-on screen it stays on, but once I hit the desktop, withing 20 seconds in shuts down then boots back up. It will do this 3-5 times and be fine for maybe 20 min. then shut back down. Or it will stay on for a few hours.
Battery and power cord - shutdown / bootup
Just the battery - shutdown / no boot up
Just the power cord - shutdown / boot up
Guest session - shut down
Fan does come on at bootup
Shutdown wether fan is on or off.
There have also been bios beeps, once every few months, unsure if this is relevent to issue.
Taken laptop apart cleaned out everything and new thermal paste.
Stayed on long enough where i went through disk utilitys, said the disk is healthy and temp was 20deg.- 86deg.
I've tried to go through Gateways driver/bios update but found nothing
So the only thing that i come up with is the MOBO or video card is giving up, though everything seems fine while its up.
What do you guys think?
Edited by Anon5, 16 February 2015 - 03:57 AM.