Frozen interface

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Frozen interface

Postby gfyhser on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:47 am

Hi all,
I've been facing with a problem with my LMDE : after a random time, my UI is partially frozen : I can move my mouse, but I am not able to click anywhere.
In the same way, some of my keyboard shortcuts are not working either(for example alt+tab).

Does anyone have the solution for this problem?
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Re: Frozen interface

Postby kirmonkey on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:44 pm

Is this with the Cinnamon or MATE desktop?

I think you have a choice of the two at the login screen.
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Re: Frozen interface

Postby gfyhser on Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:05 am

This is currently the cinnamon interface. In fact whether I start on Mate on cinnamon, I have to restart Xorg at least once before it can be used. Otherwise my interface seems totally frozen.
I have a Nvidia gtx 560ti, and have successfully installed the drivers for it. Can it still be a driver problem?
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Re: Frozen interface

Postby kirmonkey on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:52 pm

I ask this because I have had problems with Cinnamon in the past.

This is the (very long) post to look at: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=103054&f=90

And specifically these instructions: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/955

Though it may not fit your situation exactly.


Have a read of them and get back if they don't help.
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Re: Frozen interface

Postby d00med on Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:27 pm

I'm fairly sure the consensus is that it's graphics card related.

This thread might be relevant as well.

My freezing issue was solved by updating to the latest kernel, but I have an Intel GPU, so it might not be related.
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