Thanks, I'll give that a shot next time it happens. I feel like it'll go by too quickly for me to see what's happening; does it also write its activity to a log somewhere?

On 11/21/2016 12:42 AM, Drew White wrote:
On Sunday, 20 November 2016 04:56:03 UTC+11, Loren Rogers  wrote:
Another correlation I've noticed is that my machine randomly shuts
itself down without warning when I'm browsing in the Anon-Whonix VM. It
seems that simply having the Whonix browser open causes the problem.
I've not been able to pin down an exact cause, but it seems to happen
after about 5-20min. When this happens, the machine sometimes ends up in
a hung state (black screen) at the end of the shutdown process.

I've also noticed that the fan speeds up right at it starts to shutdown.
(The screen turns to the Qubes logo with the progress bar, then the fan
cranks up.) Sometimes the bar makes it all the way to the end, other
times it seems to simply crash to a hault. As I mentioned elsewhere, the
Thinkpad X201t is known to have overheating issues, but I'm not sure if
this is related. I'm not working the machine particularly hard (just
browsing articles on the web), and the hardware is not particularly hot
to the touch.
When it gets to the qubes logo screen, press ESC to see what it's actually 
doing.

If you wish to always know what it's doing, turn off rhgb and quiet in the boot 
config.

Then you will see where the issue is.


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