[plug] process keeps running

David Godfrey info at sbts.com.au
Thu Oct 15 06:05:06 UTC 2015

Hi Jon,

A couple of extra notes....

You may need to update your initrd (not sure on suse but something link 
update-initrd) and also once you have the system booted (possibly from a 
rescue boot disk) you may need to update your bootloader config 
(something like update-grub)

David G

On 15/10/15 13:23, David Godfrey wrote:
> Hi Jon,
> This would be in /etc/fstab in a line like
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD50000AAKS-22YGA0_WD-WCA-S87853406-part2     /   ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
> The best thing to do would be run
> blkid | grep '2:'
> it should give you a result like....
> /dev/sdb2: LABEL="Sys_Backup" UUID="c54a5134-0799-47bb-a572-64624180ce98" TYPE="ext4"
> Using the UUID you got from the last command  edit the fstab line to 
> look like....
> UUID="c54a5134-0799-47bb-a572-64624180ce98"     /   ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
> NOTE: your existing fstab entry may be different from this example.
> All you are trying to do is replace the /dev/disk/by-id/foo with UUID=bar
> Regards
> David G
> On 13/10/15 06:40, Jon Miller wrote:
>> Hi David,
>> Thought I would try to boot this HDD again since I've now put it in a 
>> similar system.
>> on bootup it stops at the mounting of the drive.
>> stating things like:
>> Waiting for device 
>> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD50000AAKS-22YGA0_WD-WCA-S87853406-part2 to 
>> appear.
>> So some how SuSE uses the HDD by id parameter.
>> Where would I find this information.
>> Should I just rim it out to get pass the issue.
>> Sent from Outlook <http://aka.ms/Ox5hz3>
>> On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 6:09 PM -0700, "David Godfrey" 
>> <info at sbts.com.au <mailto:info at sbts.com.au>> wrote:
>> Hi Jon,
>> Seems a bit strange....
>> Does it happen immediately on login, or after some other application 
>> is run?
>> Try running htop via ssh and putting it in tree view (F5)
>> You can then search for the calculator process and if you are lucky 
>> see what the parent process was.
>> There are other view options for htop that may be helpful here as well.
>> Using ssh to do this has some side effects that may be useful.
>>   * You can hopefully view the ssh terminal on a large screen with
>>     lots of lines, so it's easier to see what is happening
>>   * When the system crashes, you can always see what was on the
>>     console still (saved me more than once)
>>   * It may only be the GUI that crashes, you may still have full
>>     control of the system via ssh.
>>   * htop will show you memory and cpu usage, so you will have more
>>     info on what caused the crash.
>> I can envisage this being caused by a number of things, including a 
>> faulty keyboard or some device that is being seen as a keyboard (if 
>> there is a hotkey configured on the system to start calculator).
>> It may be worth changing the keyboard/mouse and unplugging all other 
>> peripherals and see if this fixes the issue.
>> Give us a little more information on what has happened on the machine 
>> since boot until the crash.
>> Also how quickly do the multiple calculators get opened?
>> Regards
>> David G
>> On 09/10/15 19:14, Jon Miller wrote:
>>> I'm having an issue where a process (calculator) will load to 84 times on
>>> the desktop and cause the system to freeze.
>>> Any idea how to find what is making this load?
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