My Mint is randomly hanging :-(

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My Mint is randomly hanging :-(

Postby GoustiFruit on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:05 am

Hi,

I don't know what causes it but Mint sometimes hangs on my desktop, with no reproduceable pattern. Sometimes it can work for days without problems, sometimes it will hangs twice in a row. When hanging, opened applications seems to continue running (for example if I'm listenning music, it will continue to play), I can still move the mouse cursor around, but nothing will respond on screen, no click action, no keyboard key will work, ... The only way to get out of it is to reboot !
I already found some similar comments concerning Ubuntu but it seems that noone has brought an explication yet, even less a way to avoid it.

Does anyone here know how to deal with it ?
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Re: My Mint is randomly hanging :-(

Postby jfv on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:45 am

Well, I had a similar issue, but many things could be causing this.

Check the logs in /var/log/ in particular messages and syslog, for information.

In my case, it seems that dhcdbd was causing the problem, which seems to be some program only necessitated by Network Manager. I uninstalled both (you will lose internet connectivity, which will usually be restored simply by starting dhclient if you're on a wired line- I have no idea what to do if you depend on wireless) and have had no hangs since, but it hasn't been that long either.

Best of luck!

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Re: My Mint is randomly hanging :-(

Postby GoustiFruit on Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:10 am

Thank you Julien, but I didn't find anything abnormal in my syslog :-\ And people who get the same problem under Ubuntu also says that there is nothing in their syslog...
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Re: My Mint is randomly hanging :-(

Postby Wh1sper on Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:33 am

Do have any network especially nfs resources mounted at your box?
If, could it be that nautilus hangs?
does ctrl-ALT-F1 work and gives you a console?
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