Install nVidia proprietary drivers. I installed via the nVidia-something.run file obtained from nVidia website. I used export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.4 to avoid the gcc version clash. So far so good.
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Hello, this seems to be a similar issue in relation to: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=97013&p=561234&hilit=freeze
I started using Linux Mint with the Lisa release. My netbook will run anything fine but Lisa's installer will randomly freeze and the operating system once installed will randomly freeze. Complete lock up, cannot restart X-Server. Requires physical switch off. I installed LMDE XFCE on my desktop without issue. I believe XFCE had the proprietary nVidia drivers installed.
Up until UP4 was released I was running LMDE XFCE x64 without issue. With the UP4 update my XFCE installation became a little messy and I opted for a complete reinstall. I first installed Lisa because I wanted to try out Cinnamon 1.4. Lisa was experiencing same issues with locking up and LMDE Gnome x64 is the same (worth noting Gnome Classic hasn't locked up yet, Gnome and Cinnamon on the other hand have locked up).
If Gnome Classic doesn't cause a lock up I'm happy to remain running it until the XFCE UP4 respin ISOs are released (Kernel 3.2.0-2 refuses to work on my current hardware though wpasupplicant kernel panic (side issue)).
nouveau - installed
gnome - freezes
cinnamon - freezes
xfce - no freeze
gnome classic - no freeze
Common ground: 3D requirement of the DEs which freeze against the lack of 3D requirement of the DEs which don't freeze.
Most probable problem: Driver issue? (evidence of such in my second post).
Thank you for your time.
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gordon@gordon-desktop ~ $ inxi -Fxc 0
System: Host gordon-desktop Kernel 2.6.39-2-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint Debian Edition
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-2500K (-MCP-) cache 6144 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips 26488
Clock Speeds: (1) 1600.00 MHz (2) 1600.00 MHz (3) 1600.00 MHz (4) 1600.00 MHz
Graphics: Card nVidia GT215 [GeForce GT 240] X.Org 1.11.4 Res: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer Gallium 0.4 on NVA3 GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.11.2 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card-1 nVidia High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel BusID: 01:00.1
Card-2 Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel BusID: 00:1b.0
Card-3 Logitech Inc. Mic (Fusion) driver snd-usb-audio
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
Network: Card-1 Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver e1000e v: 1.3.10-k2 at port f040 BusID: 00:19.0
Card-2 Atheros AR5416 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5008 802.11(a)bgn] BusID: 08:01.0
Disks: HDD Total Size: 1852.4GB (0.5% used) 1: /dev/sda ST3320820AS 320.1GB
2: /dev/sdb ST31500341AS 1500.3GB 3: /dev/sdc OCZ 32.0GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 30G used: 8.3G (30%) fs: ext4
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes 148 Uptime 5 min Memory 645.7/7985.6MB Runlevel 2 Client Shell inxi 1.4.23