archiegoodwin wrote:Been fiddling around with Lisa for a week now, and am pleased to say that I actually like it. A number of posts in this forum have been very helpful. It still lacks some functionality and custom-ability, but it is probable that future shell extensions, and improvements in Gnome 3 will resolve all of those issues. One persistent serious problem is screen lock-up or freeze. This is not like the occasional problem under Mint 11 or Ubuntu where an application would lock and you could use the "Force Quit" applet or System Monitor to kill it. This is a complete lock-up where the keyboard and mouse completely stop working. Nothing functions, and the only option is to push the power-off button on the computer. This happens to me about once every 24 to 48 hours. Otherwise, I like what I see.
I take it you using the default "Gnome" desktop (with gnome-shell)? When this happens do the top and bottom panels disappear along with the title bar of any application that happens to be running? If so it means that gnome-shell has crashed and not recovered. In this case though, any program that happens to be running should continue to run or at least they do for me but the desktop is basically unusable. This is mostly a problem with Gnome 3 and gnome-shell and not Mint.
I know you said you keyboard locks up but have you tried 'ctrl-alt-F1' when this happens? If it drops you to a command prompt then login with your username and password and then run this command:
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sudo service lightdm restart
Enter your password and it should bring you back to the Mint's login screen. Now you can log back into your desktop which should be working properly again.