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Cinnamon 18.2 x64 freezes

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:35 pm
by FrostyRussian

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ice@Ice-PC ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: Ice-PC Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: MS-7529 v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: V2.2 date: 10/20/2008
CPU:       Dual core Pentium E5200 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 10574
           clock speeds: max: 2643 MHz 1: 2643 MHz 2: 2643 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G84 [GeForce 8400 GS] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1152x864@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 8400 GS/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.102 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: ens33 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 113.8GB (38.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD800BB size: 80.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Maxtor_6E040L0 size: 33.8GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 72G used: 8.5G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.13GB used: 0.01GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:58C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 201 Uptime: 13 min Memory: 1347.5/1999.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
My mint freezes randomly. When i say freezes i mean its completely frozen (like watching a picture). Keyboard does not answer, mouse to. If there is a music in background then its like last played second is on loop constantly. Install is new (like 2-3 days), all drivers are installed. I also have chrome and thats what i usually use. Freezes happen randomly, there is no time window or some actions programs. Sometimes its just sitting playing music on youtube and it freezes, sometimes it plays using Rhytmbox and still freezes, and once it froze without any app running (app that i installed like chrome). I was thinking its possible that it could be my limited ram (2gb for 64bit os) but it cant be since it freezes even when computer is completely inactive...

Re: Cinnamon 18.2 x64 freezes

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:59 pm
by JoeFootball
FrostyRussian wrote:Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
You can try updating your kernel. Not sure it will solve your issues, but the 4.8.x series is no longer supported, and therefore technically a vulnerability.

I would either downgrade to 4.4.x (which is a Long Term Support (LTS) version), or upgrade to the 4.10.x (which in not LTS, like 4.8.x is).


Re: Cinnamon 18.2 x64 freezes

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:16 pm
by FrostyRussian
Updated to Kernel: 4.10.0-35-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) -> copy/paste rom terminal
Decided to wait for a few days to see how system will react. Still same thing happens, but i must admit a way less frequent, if previously 3-4 times a day, now its once maybe twice sometimes.

And there is still nothing that can give any clue to what it can be. Also my system is now completely up to date including Level 5 (i chose in config to display them). Any help is welcome.

Re: Cinnamon 18.2 x64 freezes

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:51 pm
by mr_raider
I had a similar issue with Cinnamon on Intel integrated graphics. The solution was to go back to the KDE version, since I never successfully solved it.

Re: Cinnamon 18.2 x64 freezes

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:01 am
by skowe
I had the same problem where the system would completely freeze 2- 3 times a day with 18.2 x64. A quick fix for me was disabling all visual effects for cinnamon and for the past few days the problem did not occur. I also noticed that if i left it in the frozen state after some time it would restart by itself if no music is in the background, which makes me think that some cinnamon effect goes haywire and starts taking too much memory.

Re: Cinnamon 18.2 x64 freezes

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:30 am
by asquartz
What does the hard drive LED show whilst it is frozen? Is the hard drive thrashing away?

If so, this might help.