Re: [OxLUG] Acer Aspire hardware issue

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Author: Michael Robinson
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To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] Acer Aspire hardware issue
Horizontal lines indicates a hardware (graphics screen driver) failure...I don't know your machine, but I suspect this means replacing the mother board....
Don't shoot me.. I'm only the messenger..



     On Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 23:10, AJ Graham <> wrote:



<!--#yiv1561311781 .yiv1561311781hmmessage P{margin:0px;padding:0px;}#yiv1561311781 body.yiv1561311781hmmessage{font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri;}-->Hello all
I hope someone can help because I'm a bit stuck. My Acer Aspire X1935 running Ubuntu 14.04 keeps freezing/crashing intermittently.

The screen freezes with horizontal bars across it. No input is accepted and the only way I can turn the machine off is at the wall. This also happens in Win 7 and even in grub, which suggests hardware. I've run memtest which didn't find a problem. The system isn't running hot and the logs don't appear to show anything obviously wrong. The graphics are integrated. Before I look at replacing the motherboard I suppose the main question I have is:

If it's a graphics issue, would installing a dedicated graphics card get round the problem or am I a bit stuffed with the graphics being integrated?

Any advice would be much appreciated - the machine is only 2 years old.
CheersAl