Why does live DVD freeze all the time?

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Why does live DVD freeze all the time?

Postby Pranas on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:25 am

I formatted my hdd and installed fresh win8 yesterday. So it's pretty much a clean start for me.
I also wanted to try mint so I inserted a live DVD just to see it freeze - by freezing I mean that everything, even a mouse pointer, stops responding completely. KDE doesn't even make it to desktop (gets stuck while showing those loading KDE icons in the middle), Cinnamon makes it to desktop but freezes soon (when I rushed to installation menu it got stuck while choosing partitions).

What might be the underlying cause?

The rig is 18 months old, nothing special: core i5 sandy bridge, single GTX580 (HDMI connection), 8GB ram, ASUS P8Z68-Deluxe motherboard.
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Re: Why does live DVD freeze all the time?

Postby Orbmiser on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:39 am

single GTX580 (HDMI connection)


First suspect with those kind of issues is usually a graphics driver issue?

Open term and enter following command.
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inxi -Fx

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Re: Why does live DVD freeze all the time?

Postby Pranas on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:05 am

Orbmiser wrote:
single GTX580 (HDMI connection)


First suspect with those kind of issues is usually a graphics driver issue?

Open term and enter following command.
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inxi -Fx

Copy and paste results.


After booting in compatibility mode..
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mint@mint ~ $ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: mint Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z68 DELUXE version: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends version: 3603 date: 11/09/2012
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-2500K CPU (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 26485.1
           Clock Speeds: 1: 3301.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz 3: 3301.00 MHz 4: 3301.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF110 [GeForce GTX 580] bus-ID: 01:00.0 X.Org: 1.13.0 driver: vesa Resolution: 1024x768@61.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x301) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium series [EMU20k2] driver: snd_ctxfi bus-ID: 02:00.0 Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.25
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF110 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-3: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e ver: 2.0.0-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eth1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: f4:6d:04:53:72:43
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: a000 bus-ID: 0e:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: f4:6d:04:53:61:85
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1256.3GB (-) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1002FAEX size: 1000.2GB temp: 30C
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: M4 size: 256.1GB temp: 0C
Partition: ID: / size: 3.9G used: 46M (2%) fs: overlayfs
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 174 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 404.0/7884.1MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
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Re: Why does live DVD freeze all the time?

Postby 741cc on Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:50 pm

Your rig specs look more than capable for any live media. As you've got Win-8, dare we mention UEFI in the same sentance??
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Re: Why does live DVD freeze all the time?

Postby Pranas on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:41 pm

741cc wrote:Your rig specs look more than capable for any live media. As you've got Win-8, dare we mention UEFI in the same sentance??


Motherboard supports UEFI, but my win8 installation seems to be a regular one - I assume so because boot entry points to a .exe (and not to a .efi).
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Re: Why does live DVD freeze all the time?

Postby homerscousin on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:18 pm

I don't use HDMI, but that is the first thing I would look at as well as all UEFI settings related to it.
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