Lately I have been experiencing system freezes with no prior indication. That usually happens when I run several programs in parallel. When that happens, sometimes I am left with only my mouse cursor moving but not responding in left/right clicking, while other times the mouse cursor freezes up too. In any case and with a lot of patience on my side, the problem resolves on its own and my computer resumes functioning after some time. The browser of my preference is google chrome. I prefer chrome over chromium because I migrated on linux mint from Windows where I had set up chrome with the extensions of my preference and I wanted to keep using them without having to find alternatives for firefox, although believe me, I tried to A LOT to get used to using firefox as my primary browser after years!
Anyway, usually the problem occurs when I am trying to open a new tab in chrome or after I have just clicked on a link and am redirected there. The last time a system freeze happened was minutes ago. At that time I was concurrently using the following programs: google chrome, skype, two instances of nemo file manager, two instances of the terminal, one idle filezilla with one tab and gedit. The two instances of nemo I have because I am working in two different directory paths at the same time. The first instance of the terminal I have because I create or remove directories and/or files in /var/www/html. The second instance of the terminal I have because I used it to launch chrome from within the CLI in order to track google chrome errors, if any. Admittedly the latter has not helped me out much. In chrome I usually have 10 to 20 tabs open at the same time, 5 of them at most being youtube links waiting to be watched or playing back (one at a time) if that makes any difference. Finally my internet connection quality is very good, being a VDSL 32 Mbps with the actual down/up speeds varying between 18˅/2^ Mbps wireless and 26˅/2^ Mbps wired.
Below I include the results of running inxi -F in my terminal:
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System: Host: kosa-VPCS11X9E Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Machine: System: Sony product: VPCS11X9E v: C1043Z0Q Mobo: Sony model: VAIO Bios: INSYDE v: R0310Q3 date: 09/30/2010 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3 M 330 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB clock speeds: max: 2133 MHz 1: 1066 MHz 2: 1066 MHz 3: 1066 MHz 4: 1866 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.5.9 Audio: Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic Network: Card-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 driver: iwlwifi IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filtered> Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet driver: atl1c IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filtered> Card-3: Qualcomm Sony Gobi 2000 Wireless Modem (QDL mode) driver: qcserial IF: null-if-id state: N/A mac: N/A Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (13.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10JPVX size: 1000.2GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 431G used: 121G (30%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.95GB used: 1.20GB (30%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 244 Uptime: 7 days Memory: 2813.0/3627.2MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.28
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Memory: Array-1 capacity: 0 devices: 2 EC: None Device-1: SODIMM1 size: 2 GB speed: N/A type: DDR3 Device-2: SODIMM2 size: 2 GB speed: N/A type: DDR3