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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby hinto on Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:44 am

On Ubuntu, the gnome-settings-daemon process grows without bounds. At least in my case, around 2gb before I re-booted it. I don't see the problem on Mint, but check it out the next time your down to a crawl.
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby pokemoncatdog on Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:44 pm

I never got a new PSU, lazy me.
But, anyway I think I may have fix the freeze once and for all. If my pc freeze up I will update you guys, OK. I like to say no new is GOOD new.

sudo apt-get install rcconf
sudo rcconf and de-select "OnDemand"
save and reboot

rcconf is a Debian utility for configuring which services get started up at boot-time. It's really a front-end for the update-rc.d command.

"OnDemand" is for CPU frequency Scaling. If your CPU does not support frequency scaling, this may be the problem, NOT ACPI. I also turned off PCMCIA and bluetooth becuase I don't have them on this pc.
Then I turned on acpid as it was turned off

NOTE: LEAVE EVERY THING else the way it is.

I can now use the acpi features without freeze.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1534416
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby rameshkarthik on Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:15 pm

@acsey

As far as Linux mint 8 Helena goes following your post in this thread helped me. I did not face the freeze for about a month now.
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby Mozenrath on Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:46 pm

I think this might be the solution to my constant freezing!(turning off CPU frequency scaling) My computer has been running fine longer than usual(about a day), and still no freezes! The freezing has been so annoying. I somewhat remedied it by turning off overclocking in my BIOS, but that only made it less frequent and didn't actually stop it. I'm going to keep my computer on for another 2 days, and if there are no freezes that means that it will have worked! I'll report back, of course.

This is great because I'm getting tired of people telling me that I've probably got bad hardware. Now I can probably turn overclocking back on! :D
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby Summersky on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:10 pm

acsey wrote:Posting what worked for me, in case it helps others.

and downgraded xorg:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReinhardTartler ... riverTo2.4

Hope this helps someone before they throw the box through a window...I came close.


I'm halfway to the window now with my 2003 Dell Dimension.

Absolute beginner needs step by step instructions on exactly how to go about this, please. The directions at the link start further along than I know how to get to.

Thanks.
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby Mozenrath on Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:36 pm

Mozenrath wrote:I think this might be the solution to my constant freezing!(turning off CPU frequency scaling) My computer has been running fine longer than usual(about a day), and still no freezes! The freezing has been so annoying. I somewhat remedied it by turning off overclocking in my BIOS, but that only made it less frequent and didn't actually stop it. I'm going to keep my computer on for another 2 days, and if there are no freezes that means that it will have worked! I'll report back, of course.

This is great because I'm getting tired of people telling me that I've probably got bad hardware. Now I can probably turn overclocking back on! :D


Well, my computer has been running for about 3 days non-stop and still no freezes! Woohoooooo!
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby acsey on Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:47 am

@ Summersky or anyone else using linuxmint 8 on a piece of crap dell dimension, try these steps.

The following info is found here: http://www.ramoonus.nl/2009/12/linux-ke ... ntu-linux/

Go to this address:
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.32/

and right click and save the following files(the I386 files):

linux-headers-2.6.32-020632_2.6.32-020632_all.deb
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/ma ... 32_all.deb


I386: linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/ma ... 2_i386.deb

I386: linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/ma ... 2_i386.deb



Then you have to install the downloaded files in order. To install, double click the file and the package installer will pop up. Click "Install Package" and enter your password.

This is the order:
1 - linux-headers-2.6.32-020632_2.6.32-020632_all.deb

2 - linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb

3 - linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb

Then, open a terminal and type:
sudo update-grub

Now reboot and you should boot into the new kernel automatically, but make sure you are using the 2.6.32 kernel when you are at the boot menu.


NEXT STEP

This is found at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReinhardTartler ... riverTo2.4

Open a terminal and type:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

A text editor will appear. Add these lines to the bottom of the file:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/siretart/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/siretart/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Save the file and close the editor.

Then in a terminal, type this:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xce90d8983e731f79

Then type this:
sudo apt-get update

And then this:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.4

Now you have to restart your xserver, by either rebooting or using a terminal:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

I hope I got everything. Please ask if problems are encountered.
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby Summersky on Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:11 pm

acsey wrote:
I hope I got everything. Please ask if problems are encountered.


Thanks for putting that all down. I followed instructions carefully. Now I cross my fingers and see how it goes.

Thanks again. Much appreciated. :)
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby rameshkarthik on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:30 am

@acsey you've to put those instructions in howto section as well so that any newbie like me can solve the freeze problem
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby Summersky on Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:00 am

acsey wrote:@ Summersky or anyone else using linuxmint 8 on a piece of crap dell dimension, try these steps.

.... I hope I got everything. Please ask if problems are encountered.


This works perfectly. The Dell is on for extended periods and hasnt crashed again. Thank you so much.

Think it would work in Isadora?
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby rameshkarthik on Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:16 am

Just installed Isadora a few hours back and without any fix it is stable as of now. One problem that I face is that it doesn't detect iTouch. Any way I'll raise this issue in a separate post
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby Summersky on Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:20 am

rameshkarthik wrote:Just installed Isadora a few hours back and without any fix it is stable as of now. One problem that I face is that it doesn't detect iTouch. Any way I'll raise this issue in a separate post


Encouraging news. Isadora crashed more than Helena when I first tried it in the dell. But this fix worked perfectly and there have been no crashes at all. I almost hate to mess with it.
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby rameshkarthik on Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:14 pm

@Summersky

Thanks for the info.
I faced the freezes a few hours later and then they came up regularly and I have raised a post under another thread.
Yet to follow the resolution given in this post. Will try it and let everyone know.

One more question. Is Julia also facing the same freeze problem and was the resolution given in this thre4ad able to resolve it?
If so, we can put this in a separate how-to section
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby rameshkarthik on Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:39 pm

Hi

The freeze keeps hitting Isadora very frequently. My Exact Problem with Isadora is a follows:

When I boot up my system, it boots up normally after working for some time, it hangs and freezes showing some black and white vertical stripes blinking on a blank screen. I've tried rebooting the system using ALT+SysRq+REISUB for three times due to this problem.

I hope during the freeze that occurred for me, I was not able to access my mouse and keyboard (apart from hitting ALT+SysRq+REISUB ).

Faced the issue even while composing this post.

Application I'm working while facing the freeze: Firefox/Chromium with 5 Tabs, Rhythmbox, Nautilus.
Please refer this post as well: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=53717

Things I have tried:
I followed acsey's post with few exceptions.
1. I did not install the kernel as Isadora itself comes with the kernel 2.6.32
2. I added the repositories to /etc/apt/sources.list as mentioned by acsey.
3. Imported the appropriate GPG key successfully.
4. Executed sudo apt-get update successgully
5. However when I ran the command:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.4
I get the following:
"Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.4: Depends: xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:1.5.99.901) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages"


Could some one please help me in resolving this as this kind of keeps appearing frequently?
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby Summersky on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:36 am

rameshkarthik wrote:Hi

The freeze keeps hitting Isadora very frequently.


Ouch.

Wish I could help. I know how frustrating it is. Guess I wont be putting Isadora in the Dell for awhile. Can you go back to Helena? The fix worked well in Helena. Im guessing it has something to do with the Intel 4 processor in my 2003 desktop.

I have read that puppylinux works well in older machines.
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby rameshkarthik on Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:22 am

Isadora looks great to me. I don't want to go to helena after using Isadora.

If there is a resolution to this problem in Isadora it would be of great help.
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Re: Mint 8 Helena hangs (total freeze)

Postby genmei888 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:31 pm

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