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Linux mint freezes.... help!

Postby 1wrongturn on Fri May 02, 2008 2:44 pm

Hey, I am kinda new here and to linux. Over the last few days I have been trying out all the different distros and finnaly decided to go with mint. I love it... but for some reason when my screen saver goes on or when it is suspended for a long time it all freezes up and wont do anything. Any help will be much appreciated.

I am running it on a Toshiba satellite A305-A6837
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Re: Linux mint freezes.... help!

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri May 02, 2008 4:24 pm

i never use a screensaver. Re: the suspend and hibernate thing - my old thinkpad r51 and celena worked 95% of the time - on my new r61 it goes to black screen and cannot do anything about it. In my case this is a KNOWN issues. Doesn't bother me that much because all else works from what I have tested.

YOU could fall into this category. Just a possibility.
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Re: Linux mint freezes.... help!

Postby Nomad on Fri May 02, 2008 4:47 pm

I have this problem on my laptop, I'm unsure what causes it I just don't use the screensaver.
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Re: Linux mint freezes.... help!

Postby 1wrongturn on Fri May 02, 2008 4:59 pm

I don't really care about useing my screen saver, but it would be nice to "suspend" my computer when I am not using it instead of shuting it down all the time. Isn't it hard on ones computer to leave in on all the time? like putting it on "blank screen"
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Re: Linux mint freezes.... help!

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri May 02, 2008 7:22 pm

my macbook pro and my old powerbook I sleep all the time. Unless I need it off.

modern screens you do not need to worry about the screen remaining on. lcd's OK --- this was for the old tube monitors which would burn the image in the screen... I have yet to burn anything on any of my laptops and that is all I have personally, business-wise and my family has too. I have had laptops for 17years or more too! I have shut a number of them on and off, on and off, and never an issue. I also leave a bunch of them on too for a long time and no issues.

on a more positive note: There are some really tech/linux savvy people here and there is a good chance that they will come along and get you working.

be patient, and welcome to Mint!
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Re: Linux mint freezes.... help!

Postby linuxviolin on Fri May 02, 2008 7:59 pm

1wrongturn wrote:it would be nice to "suspend" my computer when I am not using it instead of shuting it down all the time.

"suspend" and "hibernate" are still relatively random in Linux... unlike Windows where they work properly for a long time... :twisted:

It would be good that the kernel team stabilizes these features. It is time...
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Re: Linux mint freezes.... help!

Postby 1wrongturn on Sat May 03, 2008 3:51 pm

well, I guess I am just used to putting my computer to sleep. I clocked it and it only took 45 sec to a minute to boot up mint from hibernation. So i guess I can deal with that. Suspend would be nice though...
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