Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad related?

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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby PatH57 on Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:17 am

thanks keep us posted.
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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby djwhiteastro on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:13 pm

So I've had a good couple of days of purely Mint Cinnamon with the old kernel with nouveu drivers, with no real issues The mouse sometimes pauses briefly, but for half a second at most. I'm assuming that's when it would normally have frozen. So yeh, it was the graphics drivers. Not sure why switching back when I first installed Mint 17 did nothing, but I'm not fussed about that right now. I'm just happy to have a relatively bug-free Linux OS again.

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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby PatH57 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:52 pm

Well done.
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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby Nem on Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:34 am

I'm experiencing the same issue on my new laptop (Clevo/Metabox W650SJ nvidia-340), is there no better solution than not use NVIDIA drivers?

So far so good using a USB mouse.
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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby PatH57 on Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:41 am

well wait for a driver update from nvidia or try a newer kernel. (stay within the minor revision if you have 3.13.a try 3.13.x)
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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby dcmNindy on Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:20 am

I'm on a Dell XPS15 L502X and just installed Mint 17 / Cinnamon and am having a presistant freezing of the touchpad pointer.
I've been able to open tty1..7 ok; however, I didn't realize X11 was on tty8.
My current escape from the freeze up is to ctrl-alt-f7 then back to ctrl-alt-f8.
I'm getting pretty fast with the key-combination but surely there's got to be a solution.
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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby PatH57 on Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:03 pm

open another thread as your system is not the same and other troubleshooting must be done.
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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby djwhiteastro on Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:29 pm

Actually sounds like the same thing as my issue (also a Dell XPS15 L502X). Except it wasn't just a mouse freeze, but a complete graphics freeze (only found out when I was watching a video and it stopped too). My quick fix for a while was the same key combo. Like it has been said in this thread, try switching to the nouveu drivers and rebooting. Fixed it for me.

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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby PatH57 on Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:15 am

2 things to check with kernel 3.13 and up

1) bios: make sure you have the latest one and check for something like
enable legacy rom
it should be enabled
2) try another kernel like 3.15 (off course have a backup before doing so)

Once you have done so remove the extra settings used in the grub as they were there to bypass original kernel settings.
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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby skylinnk on Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:23 pm

Hi!


I have the same problem.
I tried a lot of commands, but nothing works here.
It's a kernel issue, not?

i think it needs a update to work properly.


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Re: Mint 17 with Cinnamon freezing, possibly touchpad relate

Postby PatH57 on Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:19 am

I suggest you open your own thread, you may not have exactly the same hw, drivers or bios?
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