Arch-based Linux major fatal error - help?
I'm using the "Rolling Release" of NetRunner Linux, this is my first time dipping my toes into Arch based distros. I started with Redhat 5.0 in 98, used SuSE 7.0-10.2 then quit the RPM world. I've been a Debian based guy for over a decade, holding out on straight Debian until Etch was being replaced, and I've been Linux nearly exclusively since about 2000 - yes I'm old.
My problem, which I didn't seem to have on the Debian/Ubunut based version of Netrunner, is after 15 to 30 minutes, I'm not really sure because I haven't timed it, my screen goes black, sound plays for a little while, but the system becomes unresponsive. It's happened on both Awesomnauts and Beat Hazard, I'm not sure about non-Steam games. Not even crt+alt+esc or ctrl+alt+F1 work, and I can't SSH in from another system to shut it down properly. The system more or less hard locks. I suspected some sort of X-Lock error, I uninstalled Electric Sheep, Set all of my power saving settings to Eco Unfriendly, set no screen saver, everything I could thing of. It plays beautifully without issue until the hard-lock happens. I'm running the proprietary nVidia drivers and always have, even when it was really hard to do in the old days.
I put the following in my xorg.conf
Option "BlankTime" "0"
Option "StandbyTime" "0"
Option "SuspendTime" "0"
Option "OffTime" "0"
I also threw a line in there somewhere to keep the mouse pointer from paying attention to the PS3 controls tilt.
I'm using a PS3 control with SixAxis running via bluetooth, I suspect lack of keyboard and mouse activity may be the trigger, but it's far beyond normal screen saver mess.
This is a fairly new install, just a couple of weeks from scratch with my non-hidden home files migrated from an old drive, so there's not a whole lot of leftover deprecated code lurking about in my libraries and bin directories, same is true in inverse, there may be something obvious most systems would have by now mines missing since it's a newer install and I could have had a brain fart and not put it in.
I don't think it's a heat issue, all my fans are working great and the inside of the system is fairly clean. Besides, worked great on the Debian/Ubuntu based system.
For those of you who are going to think about it:
[dave@FourBanger ~]$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Host Bridge (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 1.1 Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 2.0 Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:07.0 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 62)
01:07.1 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 62)
01:07.2 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 65)
01:07.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev 46)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 430] (rev a1)
02:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
[dave@FourBanger ~]$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0bb4:0df5 HTC (High Tech Computer Corp.)
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 054c:0268 Sony Corp. Batoh Device / PlayStation 3 Controller
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0716 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Multislot Card Reader/Writer
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0cf2:6230 ENE Technology, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:082d Logitech, Inc. HD Pro Webcam C920
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 413c:2011 Dell Computer Corp. Multimedia Pro Keyboard
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 413c:1005 Dell Computer Corp. Multimedia Pro Keyboard Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub