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System crashes constantly

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System crashes. States Running in fall-back mode and asks to restart cinnamon. Not sure what is going on.

inxi -Fxz
System: Host: stephencq-Inspiron-9300 Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana)
Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: System: Dell product: Inspiron 9300
Mobo: Dell model: 0C5668 Bios: Dell v: A05 date: 09/19/2005
CPU: Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB
flags: (nx pae sse sse2) bmips: 3725 speed/max: 1867/2133 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA NV41M [GeForce Go 6800] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1920x1200@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce Go 6800/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.131 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: ed00 ec40 bus-ID: 00:1e.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-38-generic
Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
driver: b44 v: 2.0 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: eth2 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
driver: ipw2200 v: 1.2.2kmprq bus-ID: 03:03.0
IF: eth3 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-3: Ralink RT5372 Wireless Adapter usb-ID: 001-002
IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (15.0% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HM160HC size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 145G used: 21G (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
ID-2: /boot size: 236M used: 46M (21%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.42GB (20%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 54.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:50C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 175 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 1288.4/2019.4MB
Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28
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Re: System crashes constantly

Post by Pjotr »

Disable all visual effects in Cinnamon: ... al-effects
(item 6, right column)

Better yet: switch to the lightweight Xfce desktop. Your machine is very old.
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Re: System crashes constantly

Post by NSA_Dontspyoneme »

I had this problem 4x.

1.) Added desktop widgets
2.) Added tray widgets
3.) Add browser plugins.
4.) Ran bleachbit (destroyed my system)
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Re: System crashes constantly

Post by supertuxkart »

The processor is weak and Cinnamon does want good video card driver support.

The better thing is to pass at lightweight DE as adviced, because the computer can't handle new "heavy" distros.

You do not have to run bleachbit, if you are not aware about you're doing.
Use ubuntu-tweak instead, with caution as well.
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