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Elyssa hangs

Postby -al- on Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:52 am

Right having got elyssa to finally install on my laptop - I had to format in Ext2 instead of Ext3, as for some reason it wouldnt boot the GUI in Ext3 just busybox - im encountering a rather annoying problem. It seems that for some reason my desktop will cease to respond I can move the mouse no problem but nothing will respond to mouse clicks or keyboard shortcuts and im forced to crash the laptop, invariably forcing a manual fsck which in turn results in my installation being corrupted.

Any clues as to whats causing this?, its gotta be hardware related that i know but would be helpful if anyone has any ideas to how i could resolve this, any ideas welcome, the laptop is a test machine so i can try anything.

Laptop Specs:
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Acer Aspire 3023WLMi
AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+
1256MB RAM
128MB X700 Radeon mobility [dedicated memory]
80GB HDD


and here is the results of lspci

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00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI-X Root Port
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X700 (PCIE)
06:05.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
06:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
06:06.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
06:06.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
06:06.4 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller
06:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
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Re: Elyssa hangs

Postby mike^ on Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:24 am

Take a look in the logs ( system, etc )
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Re: Elyssa hangs

Postby -al- on Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:54 am

problem is i cant get back into the system to read the logs, after a manual fsck my system is dead in the water, only a reinstall will work, thank god for APTon CD or i woiuld have exceeded my DL cap for this month already!


EDIT:

It only seems to happen with the synaptic pacakge manager, and with mint update. So something is causing the system to lock when im installing programs/updates, which obviuously means they are corrupted by the crash
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