I'm not an expert on Linux or the Pi, so I'm hoping someone will be patient enough to tell me how to determine what's causing my crashes.
I'm using the latest RaspBMC in a simple use case. I want to use the Pi to feed music to in-room audio, either individual audio files from a server or Pandora. The Pi will feed an amp from it's analog output.
Everything works well, except that while playing the first song, the Pi crashes hard a couple minutes in. The display stops, only the red LED remains on. Connections are wired Ethernet, HDMI to display, and analog audio to an amp (currently zone 2 of receiver). Nothing on the USB.
I read that a questionable power supply can cause random crashes, so I tried the best I had, which is a 5.1v, 2A iPad charger. It lasted a few songs but crashed the same way. There is no air restriction which would cause overheating.
How can I troubleshoot this? With a hard crash, is there any evidence of what happens after the fact, on the next boot?
Thanks for any advice!