Lesson Learned About Hard System Lock

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Lesson Learned About Hard System Lock

Postby bitshifter on Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:30 am

I recently posted a few calls for help about Mint crashing or locking up my HP desktop machine. Not many suggestions or ideas were offered and I gave up on Mint as perhaps not being a stable O.S.

I then installed PCLinuxOS and there was an option at boot to run a memory test. So for grins I ran the test and a parity error was detected in one of my 512meg memory sticks. I contacted Kingston and they sent me a new stick (at no charge-they will continue to get my business) which I installed and the memory test came back clean.

It's a personal preference, but I don't care for the KDE interface and prefer the look and feel of Gnome. I went ahead and reinstalled Mint 2.2 and everything seems to be running well.

My biggest complaint about Mint is that the resources available for diagnosing issues is either unavailable or so well hidden that I could not find them. In my opinion; Mint is an interesting flavor of Ubuntu with great potential but it needs to mature before it is ready for the general public.


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Postby Husse on Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:08 am

Hey bitshifter
I looked at all your postings but it wasn't easy to figure something out...
Sorry to say that
Anyway, there is a choice in grub for memory test in Mint as well. If you only have one system you'll have to press "Esc" at boot, which is "standard grub"
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