[Manjaro MATE 18.0.1] Kernel panics when watching videos online

It happens most often on the third or fourth of the longer videos, like MacGyver 1985-92 and Murder She Wrote. Capslock LED blinking, full system lockup, audio stuck like a scratched record. Movies, videos saved on the laptop aren't affected. It doesn't happen any other time, just when watching online. YouTube videos and cartoons aren't as often affected, but it does happen.

I know how to view the logs but I don't know what to look for. I found something about "kdump" and "vmcore" here (https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/153635/log-files-for-kernel-panic-on-arch-linux). Would that help?

The output of "journalctl -n 50 -p "crit" =

-- Logs begin at Mon 2019-06-17 16:26:34 EDT, end at Tue 2019-07-02 03:22:15 EDT. --
Jun 21 04:25:16 chris-pc systemd-coredump[7467]: Process 409 (Xorg) of user 0 dumped core.
                                                 
                                                 Stack trace of thread 409:
                                                 #0  0x00007f13e04fa82f raise (libc.so.6)
                                                 #1  0x00007f13e04e5672 abort (libc.so.6)
                                                 #2  0x0000558e373b599a OsAbort (Xorg)
                                                 #3  0x0000558e373ac72f FatalError (Xorg)
                                                 #4  0x0000558e373ba24e n/a (Xorg)
                                                 #5  0x00007f13e04fa8b0 __restore_rt (libc.so.6)
                                                 #6  0x00007f13de800c66 n/a (libglx.so)
                                                 #7  0x00007f13dab9c837 n/a (nvidia_drv.so)
                                                 #8  0x00007f13dab9d14c n/a (nvidia_drv.so)
                                                 #9  0x0000558e37340fe8 n/a (Xorg)
                                                 #10 0x00007f13e04e6ce3 __libc_start_main (libc.so.6)
                                                 #11 0x0000558e3734130e _start (Xorg)
Jun 21 04:25:16 chris-pc systemd-coredump[7469]: Process 7041 (vlc) of user 1000 dumped core.
                                                 
                                                 Stack trace of thread 7461:
                                                 #0  0x00007f3d8d0d3ef7 __run_exit_handlers (libc.so.6)
                                                 #1  0x00007f3d8d0d405e exit (libc.so.6)
                                                 #2  0x00007f3d8624339a _XDefaultIOError (libX11.so.6)
                                                 #3  0x00007f3d855b00bc n/a (libQt5XcbQpa.so.5)
lines 1-23

Hello,

Please provide more information such as what DE are you using? also please post output of
inxi -Fxxxz

Please read this and provide the necessary info, so others will be able to suggest a solution.

My DE is in the post title. MATE. I did format the log correctly. Double-checked before posting.

inxi-Fxxxz output =

System:
  Host: chris-pc Kernel: 4.19.49-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 8.3.0 Console: tty 0 wm: marco 1.22.1 dm: LightDM 1.28.0 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 6460DVU v: ThinkPad T61p 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: N/A 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 6460DVU serial: <filter> BIOS: LENOVO 
  v: 7LETC9WW (2.29 ) date: 03/18/2011 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 17.7 Wh condition: 18.3/84.2 Wh (22%) volts: 12.3/10.8 
  model: SANYO 42T4511 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo T9300 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Penryn rev: 6 L1 cache: 128 KiB L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 9979 
  Speed: 2527 MHz min/max: 2250/2501 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 2315 2: 2266 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA G84GLM [Quadro FX 570M] vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad T61p 
  driver: nvidia v: 340.107 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:040c 
  Display: server: X.org 1.20.5 driver: nvidia compositor: marco v: 1.22.1 
  resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Quadro FX 570M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.107 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 82801H HD Audio vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad T61/R61 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:284b 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.49-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82566MM Gigabit Network vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad T61/R61 
  driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 1840 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:1049 
  IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
  v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:0082 
  IF: wls3 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 148.78 GiB used: 34.58 GiB (23.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: USD00 size: 29.54 GiB serial: <filter> 
  scheme: MBR 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1 size: 119.24 GiB 
  speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 4L0Q scheme: MBR 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 49.38 GiB used: 34.58 GiB (70.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: 49.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 65 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2574 
Info:
  Processes: 169 Uptime: 27m Memory: 3.79 GiB used: 1.13 GiB (29.9%) 
  Init: systemd v: 242 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 Shell: bash (sudo) v: 5.0.7 
  running in: mate-terminal inxi: 3.0.34

Just a thought: your gpu temp is 65 degrees. You've an old laptop circa 2011. Could it be possible that your gpu is failing?

65 C isn't out of line for this GPU, but it is of the faulty nVidia Quadro NVS-140M/FX-570M series, so it's possible. The laptop is a bit older than 2011. The build date is 08/05, so May 2008. It has the original GPU chip in, coded G84-950-A2 and 0811A2. (The 11th week of 2008 (March 10th-16th). One of the links I found mentioned the possibility of failing hardware. I'd hope not, though. To find an nVidia survivor still in use at this late date is a relatively rare thing.

Hello,

If it is failing, then Lenovo laptops would be a great replacement. You can find them on ebay for little of nothing. Just a suggestion. Lenovo will either have intel or nvidia graphics.

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Hello,

I think the same about Lenovo laptops. I'm planning to get a ThinkPad T500 as a backup for this one. That's as far as I'm willing to go. 16:10 15.4" is what I prefer, the later ones are 16:9 15.6". Update it to Core2 Duo T9800/T9900, 6GB-8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, 7260 AC wifi, and internal webcam and I'm good. I'd clone my current dual-boot setup to the larger-capacity SSD using Clonezilla. I'd prefer nVidia or ATI GPU, but Intel integrated would be OK.

I have a T510 That is fantastic, has Intel for graphics so no problems there. 8 gigs of ram, I think there are some models that can go up to 16 unofficially. 120 SSD, cause everything gets put on a 1TB ext 2.5 drive. it does have a webcam, but don't use it. It a I5 quad core and it does the job. I did a post of my temps, in the discussion forum. not bad for a older laptop.

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