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Locking up/freezing

Postby adobrakic on Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:52 am

I recently bought a new laptop, and it's kind of new to me. I've never been able to use compiz/emerald before, and this one is also 64-bit (which is the version of Mint 6 I'm using).

The troubles I'm having, I think, is caused by Compiz. Sometimes when I'm changing settings via CCSM, my laptop will lock up and I'll have to force a shutdown. Other times, it'll simply be a weird graphics glitch on my screen. Usually they make the laptop lock up, however some are minuscule and allow me to use the laptop still. Here's an example of one that doesn't lock my computer up:
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5974/screenshotowm.png

Are there certain things I should have installed before running compiz?

Also, what about the ubuntu-restricted-extras? Should I install that, or no?

--edit--
Don't think it's the Compiz theory anymore. I've disabled it, and while running metacity, I got this:
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/6085/screenshotr.png

Also, I have the Nvidia Accelerated Graphics Driver (Version 180) installed. This keeps happening to me also (the weird white text with black background).
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Re: Locking up/freezing

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:02 pm

I did not see the problem with the screenshot so I let miket look at it
There should be a setting in Compiz to stop apps opening up under the panel - there are a ton of Compiz settings
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Re: Locking up/freezing

Postby deadguy on Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:11 pm

hi,

if Husse and miket's suggestion doesn't help,
perhaps try downgrading your nvidia driver version to 177 or 173.

I had a similar issue and that fixed it for me.


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Re: Locking up/freezing

Postby adobrakic on Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:12 pm

Husse wrote:I did not see the problem with the screenshot so I let miket look at it
There should be a setting in Compiz to stop apps opening up under the panel - there are a ton of Compiz settings


In the first screen shot, look at the top right of the screen. You'll notice a small glitch in that portion of the screen.
This is only a really minuscule example of the glitch, it mainly happens across the entire screen, but I can't take a screen shot of that because my laptop freezes then.

perhaps try downgrading your nvidia driver version to 177 or 173.


Thanks I'll try this soon
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