Linux mint 19 cinnamon freezes regularly[SOLVED]

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Linux mint 19 cinnamon freezes regularly[SOLVED]

Post by davidlondonuk » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:40 pm

Hopefully, this is solved to some degree.

The new kernel stopped random freezes(I had the previous kernel in xubuntu 18.04 on a dell precision with no problems at all - why did it cause problems in linux mint 19???)

I turned off all the plugins in nemo and now I can attach my android phone without mint 19 freezing after 30 seconds. I really think you should unit test the f*&k out of nemo and the plugins.

I don't get it guys: linux mint 19 is derived from ubuntu, you have exactly the same software base yet you have these strange problems - I cant figure it out.


I have a dell latitude e6400 with 2Gb, after a fresh install (choosing to encrypt the home dir) and installing all updates, mint 19 freezes completely on a regular basis -I can't log in via another terminal using ctrl-alt-f2 or reboot in anyway. Memtest86+ reported no ram errors.

Here is the output from inxi -F:

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System:    Host: david-E6400 Kernel: 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64 bits: 64
               Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8  Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Latitude E6400 serial: N/A
                Mobo: Dell model: 0W620R serial: N/A
               BIOS: Dell v: A20 date: 12/21/2009
Battery    BAT0: charge: 57.7 Wh 138.0% condition: 41.8/57.7 Wh (72%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo P8700 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
              clock speeds: max: 2535 MHz 1: 2527 MHz 2: 2647 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
               Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.07hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express
           version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-24-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: 00:26:b9:b3:c2:46
           Card-2: Intel WiFi Link 5100 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp12s0 state: down mac: 00:24:d6:67:a3:34
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (19.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: FUJITSU_MHY2080B size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 73G used: 13G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 196 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 606.9/1946.1MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
I noticed firefox was causing problems so installed chromium which works fine. I have changed swappiness to 10.

Mint can work fine for hours or it can freeze after 10 minutes. I can't see anything in the logs. If I attach my moto g5 android phone, mint 19 will normally freeze completely after a few mins.

Does anyone have a fix for this? Mint 19 Cinnamon is a brilliant, good looking distro and it deserves to work - but if this carries on it is pretty much unusable.

Cheers for any help.

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Re: Linux mint 19 cinnamon freezes regularly[SOLVED]

Post by jeremint » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:39 am

Hi, i have exactly same problem, how did u solve it ? thx

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