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system crashing mint debian xfce

Postby saneks » Sat May 19, 2012 7:50 am


I have an error I cannot reproduce, but happens almost every session at some point. system just immediately freezes and only cold restart with power button pressing is possible. I had this while adjusting volume, while typing email, doing update - just randomly. First I thought I forgot swap, but even with this, it still happens. any ideas? computer is a very old Fujitsu c-series Lifebook pentium 4 - this old lady has only 512ram and mint just gave it a new life.. and the owner loves linux, her first linux experience ever, and the old machine flies... and crashes.. help please :) - thanks in advance

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Re: system crashing mint debian xfce

Postby jjaythomas » Wed May 23, 2012 8:30 pm

You may want to try...

a even lighter distro (puppy,core,AntiX ect.) I found and like using Swift Linux.

It's based on LMDE and will updated with the Lmint UP Update pack). Will be alot lighter (default ICEWM), and I Even put LXDE or XFCE ( about 20% lighter memory load). And add and delete (using synaptic or LMint software manager) apps desired Uses Mint repos by default (+ a few others):wink:


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Re: system crashing mint debian xfce

Postby DanielH » Thu May 24, 2012 11:34 pm

What about RAM integrity?

Test it with memtest86+ Live CD: download the .iso from ... .20.iso.gz , burn it with Brasero or another CD burner (in a secure PC), boot from CD...

Good luck!!!

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