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by wutsinterweb
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]

BTW, it seems to happen every night between 8 and 9:00
by wutsinterweb
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]

The laptop is getting old so no new BIOS and even if it did, I'd have to install Windows to update it, so no go on that.

I don't actually recover but just power down and restart when it locks up, I have no other choice.

How do I post those files so we can look at them?
by wutsinterweb
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]

It locks up sometimes even with ctrl-alt-esc
by wutsinterweb
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]

It's still getting hung up, but if I ctrl-alt-bkspc and recover from there it works as well as reboot but sometime it doesn't succeed without black screen.
by wutsinterweb
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]

I just "cleaned" the RAM with alcohol and reseated drive to see if that helps.
by wutsinterweb
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]

Update: It seems to still lock up but I can go 2 or 3 days now without it getting buggy and I can usually reboot safely, but tonight when I choose the reboot, it had a kernel panic. I suspect my memory may be to blame, and the reason I do is because I can go an almost predictable amount of time and ...
by wutsinterweb
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]

If I do continue to have problems I'll report back in, so far so good. I have to leave it running for a few days and see what happens. Thank you for such clear-headed advice, I feel dumb not realizing something so obvious. I admit that I don't have as much passion for computer stuff like I used to. ...
by wutsinterweb
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes

I thank you heartily, because I had no idea and didn't even think to check this! Hurr Durr on me!
by wutsinterweb
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes

I may have resolved it already. I looked using the desktop computer icon file manager and saw that that large partition was an old install. I deleted it with gparted, then I booted with my stick and used gparted to resize the root/home partition. Maybe now things will be ok. It would appear that wit...
by wutsinterweb
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes

Strange, I just did the automatic install. Maybe I need to wipe and reinstall? What is that third partition if it is not my home partition, is it a ghost partition from a previous install? How do I access it?
by wutsinterweb
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes

But why does my filemanager show only 7 gB of space left in my home directory. Something seems broken.
by wutsinterweb
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes

Gee, I have a 1 TB hard drive, it didn't dawn on me that the install would use so little space automatically. Hm...
by wutsinterweb
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes

~$ inxi -Fxxxrz System: Kernel: 5.4.0-62-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.8.6 wm: muffin 4.8.1 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20150 v: Lenovo G580 serial: <filter> Chassis: ty...
by wutsinterweb
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Even after upgrades/updates, laptop freezes[Poss. Resolved]

This may be related to facebook??? It may be related to my laptop's RAM??? Back with 18.3 my laptop had no anomalous problems EXCEPT that sometimes I had to reseat my RAM sticks to POST. Laptop is a G380 Lenovo with only 20.1 installed. I wonder if, as I use up ram that maybe one of the two sticks h...
by wutsinterweb
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New Shenzhen Webcam, driver?[Solved, sorta]
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: New Shenzhen Webcam, driver?

Yes! The new Webcam I linked to in my above post arrived today and works right out of the box and works well. Good resolution, sound works too apparently though I need to do an actual chat to fully test. Very wide angle, maybe too wide for some. It was a repack from a return but came looking like ne...
by wutsinterweb
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New Shenzhen Webcam, driver?[Solved, sorta]
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: New Shenzhen Webcam, driver?

I've been refunded and I've ordered this one: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07W8G2H4P/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It's cut priced because it is used, but supposedly I works in Linux, some people are having so so issues with it, but for the kind of money I have, it wil...
by wutsinterweb
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New Shenzhen Webcam, driver?[Solved, sorta]
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: New Shenzhen Webcam, driver?

I've already put it outside for pickup.