newW2 wrote:I just had the first file system check as well. The output did indicate %-complete numerically. It happened very fast: starting at 3% a couple of times, the 71%, then done.
ncooling wrote:Just for the information of the group: I had a computer fry on me because of the video card getting overheated with mint8. I can confirm this because I swapped hard disks to another tower and the card (different one but nvidia) was so hot the plastic lugs melted and the heatsink fan fell off. The card was impossible to touch. This occurred during watching youtube videos.
Part of being on the front lines of the new package gives me an excuse to get a new one.
inchkape wrote:..I notice flash video playing is taking lots of memory with frequent freezes of firefox. I had four flash video frames running at once on sporting events. I had about two crashes per hour. Video card temp seems ok though.
Az4x4 wrote:inchkape wrote:..I notice flash video playing is taking lots of memory with frequent freezes of firefox. I had four flash video frames running at once on sporting events. I had about two crashes per hour. Video card temp seems ok though.
Firefox freezes are not unique to Mint 8 RC1 or for that matter to Linux in general. While they're annoying and troublesome, there's lots of chatter online about the problem of freezes in later versions of Firefox. I've experienced them on my Windows XP work machines, and finally went all the way back to 2.x on one machine that had particular difficulty in that regard while running FF 3.x. That retrograde did the job, at least on that particular machine, so I don't think Firefox freezes can be attributed to a bug in Mint 8 RC1.
Brian49 wrote:The more I read this thread, the more convinced I become not to upgrade from Gloria to Helena, at least for the time being.
Brian49 wrote:That wasn't quite what I meant. This thread has put me off the idea of upgrading to Helena even when the final release is ready. It's the GRUB2 and other bootup changes that mainly worry me.
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