I've narrowed the problem down to happening when music is playing (happened with both Banshee and Guayadeque) and I hit the upper left corner menu of the current GNOME version. System freezes, I can move my mouse but nothing else. I get the same freeze occasionally at other moments like when I have many tabs open in firefox and do too many things too quickly. I reverted to GNOME classic and so far no freezes while playing audio and doing many things.
This problem seems similar to those described here
, with no known fix except disabling things. Can anyone suggest a better alternative to GNOME classic, be it a different DE or disabling any other options?
Running Mint 12 x64, the problems happened with GNOME 3 or whatever the default version is.
On a 4 year old Toshiba satellite A305-S6858
CPU~Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU T5750 (-MCP-) clocked at 1000.000 Mhz Kernel~3.0.0-12-generic x86_64 Up~4:05 Mem~597.4/3954.3MB HDD~320.1GB(38.7% used) Procs~142 Client~Shell inxi~1.7.7