I've just replaced an old version of Ubuntu with Linux Mint 14 Nadia on this computer (dual boot with Windows XP, which I primarily use but want to slowly convert to using Linux).
However almost every time I use it, it ends up hanging/crashing.
The first couple of times it happened when I was editing the time/date format in Cinnamon settings.
The second couple of times (on consecutive days) I was using Firefox.
And yesterday it seemed to happen just after I left the computer and the screensaver (monitor shut off) activated.
The mouse cursor stops moving and after a few seconds disappears. There's no response to any keyboard or mouse input I've tried, except Alt+Sysrq+B to reboot.
There's been nothing in the syslog when it's happened, except at yesterday's crash when I saw this:
Feb 21 12:53:49 euroflora-System-Product-Name gnome-screensaver-dialog: pam_ecryptfs: seteuid error
Here is my inxi output:
System: Host: euroflora-System-Product-Name Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic i686 (32 bit)
Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: V-M3N8200 version: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends version: 0303 date: 07/18/2008
CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon 7750 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm)
Clock Speeds: 1: 1350.00 MHz 2: 1350.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C77 [GeForce 8200]
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau Resolution: email@example.com
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVAA GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0
Audio: Card: NVIDIA MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.25
Network: Card: NVIDIA MCP77 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:23:54:39:28:57
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (12.2% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3500410AS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 23G used: 3.6G (17%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 8.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: 26.0C gpu: 65.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 3000 psu: 0 sys-1: 0
Info: Processes: 139 Uptime: 21 min Memory: 405.9/3911.4MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
Am I right in thinking the above 'failed' shows that something isn't compatible with my video card, and could this be the cause of the problems?
Many thanks in advance.