Linux Mint 14 is freezing on me :(

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Linux Mint 14 is freezing on me :(

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Hi,

I am having a similar problem with Mint 14. I installed it a couple of days ago and since then the computer has been freezing all the time. At least 5 times a day. If it goes to screensaver, it just wont come back. If I play a video, it freezes. Even do Ctrl+alt+backspace does not work many times. Have to switch-off using power button. Really annoying. As an icing on the cake, today, in all webpages, the text is looking funny. :evil: as though some pixels have not been properly formed. This problem is only since this morning. Please help. Here is the output of my inxi -Fxz:

inxi -Fxz
System: Host: sri-Aspire-5710 Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2)
Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: System: Acer product: Aspire 5710 version: V1.50
Mobo: Acer model: Acadia Bios: Acer version: V1.50 date: 07/17/2007
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 CPU T5500 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 6649.92
Clock Speeds: 1: 1000.00 MHz 2: 1000.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@60.0hz, 1280x800@59.8hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2: Logitech Labtec Webcam Pro driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 046d:08a2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express driver: tg3 ver: 3.123 bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection driver: iwl3945 ver: in-tree:s bus-ID: 05:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (5.7% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54168 size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 8.8G used: 3.5G (42%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 9.0G used: 809M (10%) fs: ext4
ID: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.02GB (1%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0C mobo: 60.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 137 Uptime: 11:43 Memory: 465.0/1489.8MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4


PLEASE HELP. If I dont get any help, I will try out Mint 13 and see.
Thanks,
Sri

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Re: Linux Mint 14 is freezing on me :(

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Split your post from http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=119991 and changed the subject. Please create a new topic for new problems; as this is probably very hardware specific putting it together with that other topic is probably not very helpful for you.
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Re: Linux Mint 14 is freezing on me :(

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Thank you Vincent. Any ideas as to why the computer is freezing?

Thanks.

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Re: Linux Mint 14 is freezing on me :(

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You are using Cinnamon? I'm not sure, but that might be taxing for your GMA950 GPU. I'd try MATE or Xfce instead, see if that gives better stability.
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Re: Linux Mint 14 is freezing on me :(

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This some problem is freezing after connection on Wireless Lan, tesing in cinnamon, mate and KDE.

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Re: Linux Mint 14 is freezing on me :(

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Can you give some more information? lsusb, inxi -Fxxx, etc?

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Re: Linux Mint 14 is freezing on me :(

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Sorry I was on a holiday. I can see that it happens particularly when a video is being played. It does matter what is being used, either VLC, movie player or Gnome player or even a youtube video, after a few minutes, everything stops working, but the audio continues to go on.

I am really stumped. Memory usage is still quite low until it crashes!!

Any ideas?
Thank you.

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Re: Linux Mint 14 is freezing on me :(

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You should try this:
xenopeek wrote:You are using Cinnamon? I'm not sure, but that might be taxing for your GMA950 GPU. I'd try MATE or Xfce instead, see if that gives better stability.
Also check you system temp when playing the video.

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