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Constant freezing

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:19 pm
by Ashocka
Hello,

My computer will freeze a few times each day. It had LM 18 Cinnamon, but now has LM Mate 18.3... same problem. It seems to be a video screen freeze first. I have included a hardware listing, would appreciate any knowledgeable feedback.

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gdeering-b150m-d3h
    description: Desktop Computer
    product: B150M-D3H (Default string)
    vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    version: Default string
    serial: Default string
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-3.0 dmi-3.0 vsyscall32
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop family=Default string sku=Default string uuid=40028D03-5C04-F805-3E06-BD0700080009
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: B150M-D3H-CF
       vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       version: x.x
       serial: Default string
       slot: Default string
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
          physical id: 0
          version: F20
          date: 11/07/2016
          size: 64KiB
          capacity: 15MiB
          capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int14serial int17printer acpi usb biosbootspecification uefi
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 3d
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 16GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: Project-Id-Version: lshwReport-Msgid-Bugs-To: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>POT-Creation-Date: 2009-10-08 14:02+0200PO-Revision-Date: 2012-02-02 13:04+0000Last-Translator: Joel Addison <jaddi27@gmail.com>Language-Team: English (Australia) <en_AU@li.org>MIME-Version: 1.0Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitX-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2016-06-27 17:08+0000X-Generator: Launchpad (build 18115)Project-Id-Version: lshwReport-Msgid-Bugs-To: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>POT-Creation-Date: 2009-10-08 14:02+0200PO-Revision-Date: 2012-02-02 13:04+0000Last-Translator: Joel Addison <jaddi27@gmail.com>Language-Team: English (Australia) <en_AU@li.org>MIME-Version: 1.0Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitX-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2016-06-27 17:08+0000X-Generator: Launchpad (build 18115) [empty]
             physical id: 0
             slot: ChannelA-DIMM0
        *-bank:1
             description: DIMM Synchronous 2133 MHz (0.5 ns)
             product: 9905678-023.A00G
             vendor: Kingston
             physical id: 1
             serial: 2412C2B8
             slot: ChannelA-DIMM1
             size: 8GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 2133MHz (0.5ns)
        *-bank:2
             description: Project-Id-Version: lshwReport-Msgid-Bugs-To: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>POT-Creation-Date: 2009-10-08 14:02+0200PO-Revision-Date: 2012-02-02 13:04+0000Last-Translator: Joel Addison <jaddi27@gmail.com>Language-Team: English (Australia) <en_AU@li.org>MIME-Version: 1.0Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitX-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2016-06-27 17:08+0000X-Generator: Launchpad (build 18115)Project-Id-Version: lshwReport-Msgid-Bugs-To: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>POT-Creation-Date: 2009-10-08 14:02+0200PO-Revision-Date: 2012-02-02 13:04+0000Last-Translator: Joel Addison <jaddi27@gmail.com>Language-Team: English (Australia) <en_AU@li.org>MIME-Version: 1.0Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitX-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2016-06-27 17:08+0000X-Generator: Launchpad (build 18115) [empty]
             physical id: 2
             slot: ChannelB-DIMM0
        *-bank:3
             description: DIMM Synchronous 2133 MHz (0.5 ns)
             product: 9905678-043.A00G
             vendor: Kingston
             physical id: 3
             serial: 9F0C4E13
             slot: ChannelB-DIMM1
             size: 8GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 2133MHz (0.5ns)
     *-cache:0
          description: L1 cache
          physical id: 43
          slot: L1 Cache
          size: 128KiB
          capacity: 128KiB
          capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=1
     *-cache:1
          description: L2 cache
          physical id: 44
          slot: L2 Cache
          size: 512KiB
          capacity: 512KiB
          capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=2
     *-cache:2
          description: L3 cache
          physical id: 45
          slot: L3 Cache
          size: 3MiB
          capacity: 3MiB
          capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=3
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 46
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
          serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
          slot: U3E1
          size: 866MHz
          capacity: 4005MHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 100MHz
          capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch intel_pt tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 xsaves dtherm arat pln pts hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp cpufreq
          configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=4
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 07
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=skl_uncore
          resources: irq:0
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Sky Lake PCIe Controller (x16)
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
             version: 07
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:121 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:ee000000-ef0fffff ioport:e0000000(size=167772160)
           *-display
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: NVIDIA Corporation
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
                resources: irq:124 memory:ee000000-eeffffff memory:e0000000-e7ffffff memory:e8000000-e9ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff
           *-multimedia
                description: Audio device
                product: GK208 HDMI/DP Audio Controller
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0.1
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
                version: a1
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                resources: irq:17 memory:ef080000-ef083fff
        *-usb
             description: USB controller
             product: Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 14
             bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
             version: 31
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi xhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:122 memory:ef130000-ef13ffff
           *-usbhost:0
                product: xHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 4.10.0-42-generic xhci-hcd
                physical id: 0
                bus info: usb@1
                logical name: usb1
                version: 4.10
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                configuration: driver=hub slots=12 speed=480Mbit/s
              *-usb:0
                   description: Mass storage device
                   product: Ext HDD 1021
                   vendor: Western Digital
                   physical id: 3
                   bus info: usb@1:3
                   logical name: scsi6
                   version: 20.21
                   serial: 5743415A4133353734303730
                   capabilities: usb-2.00 scsi emulated scsi-host
                   configuration: driver=usb-storage maxpower=2mA speed=480Mbit/s
                 *-disk
                      description: SCSI Disk
                      product: Ext HDD 1021
                      vendor: WD
                      physical id: 0.0.0
                      bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0
                      logical name: /dev/sdd
                      version: 2021
                      serial: WCAZA3574070
                      size: 1863GiB (2TB)
                      capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                      configuration: ansiversion=4 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=000dc224
                    *-volume
                         description: EXT4 volume
                         vendor: Linux
                         physical id: 2
                         bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0,2
                         logical name: /dev/sdd2
                         logical name: /media/gdeering/Backup2
                         version: 1.0
                         serial: a5697d49-f2ca-4225-bf5a-e270ead4bae3
                         size: 1863GiB
                         capacity: 1863GiB
                         capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                         configuration: created=2011-04-27 23:45:44 filesystem=ext4 label=Backup2 lastmountpoint=/media/gdeering/Backup2 modified=2017-12-20 12:07:35 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,data=ordered mounted=2017-12-20 12:07:35 state=mounted
              *-usb:1
                   description: Mass storage device
                   product: Ext HDD 1021
                   vendor: Western Digital
                   physical id: 4
                   bus info: usb@1:4
                   logical name: scsi7
                   version: 20.21
                   serial: 574D43315432393734333934
                   capabilities: usb-2.00 scsi emulated scsi-host
                   configuration: driver=usb-storage maxpower=2mA speed=480Mbit/s
                 *-disk
                      description: SCSI Disk
                      product: Ext HDD 1021
                      vendor: WD
                      physical id: 0.0.0
                      bus info: scsi@7:0.0.0
                      logical name: /dev/sde
                      version: 2021
                      serial: WMC1T2974394
                      size: 2794GiB (3TB)
                      capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                      configuration: ansiversion=4 logicalsectorsize=4096 sectorsize=4096 signature=0015b953
                    *-volume UNCLAIMED
                         description: HPFS/NTFS partition
                         physical id: 1
                         bus info: scsi@7:0.0.0,1
                         capacity: 349GiB
                         capabilities: primary
              *-usb:2
                   description: Mouse
                   product: USB Optical Mouse
                   vendor: PixArt
                   physical id: 7
                   bus info: usb@1:7
                   version: 1.00
                   capabilities: usb-1.10
                   configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=2Mbit/s
              *-usb:3
                   description: Keyboard
                   product: Natural
                   vendor: Microsoft
                   physical id: 8
                   bus info: usb@1:8
                   version: 1.73
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                   configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=2Mbit/s
              *-usb:4
                   description: Mass storage device
                   product: Mass Storage Device
                   vendor: Generic
                   physical id: a
                   bus info: usb@1:a
                   version: 1.00
                   serial: 058F63646476
                   capabilities: usb-2.00 scsi
                   configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=250mA speed=480Mbit/s
           *-usbhost:1
                product: xHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 4.10.0-42-generic xhci-hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@2
                logical name: usb2
                version: 4.10
                capabilities: usb-3.00
                configuration: driver=hub slots=6 speed=5000Mbit/s
        *-communication
             description: Communication controller
             product: Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI #1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 16
             bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
             version: 31
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=mei_me latency=0
             resources: irq:126 memory:ef14d000-ef14dfff
        *-storage
             description: SATA controller
             product: Sunrise Point-H SATA controller [AHCI mode]
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 17
             bus info: pci@0000:00:17.0
             version: 31
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: storage msi pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
             resources: irq:123 memory:ef148000-ef149fff memory:ef14c000-ef14c0ff ioport:f050(size=8) ioport:f040(size=4) ioport:f020(size=32) memory:ef14b000-ef14b7ff
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #5
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
             version: f1
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:16
        *-pci:2
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #9
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
             version: f1
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:16
        *-pci:3
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #11
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
             version: f1
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:18
        *-pci:4
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #12
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
             version: f1
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:19
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
             version: 31
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
             configuration: latency=0
        *-memory UNCLAIMED
             description: Memory controller
             product: Sunrise Point-H PMC
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
             version: 31
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz (30.3ns)
             capabilities: bus_master
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:ef144000-ef147fff
        *-multimedia
             description: Audio device
             product: Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
             version: 31
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=32
             resources: irq:127 memory:ef140000-ef143fff memory:ef120000-ef12ffff
        *-serial UNCLAIMED
             description: SMBus
             product: Sunrise Point-H SMBus
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.4
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.4
             version: 31
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:ef14a000-ef14a0ff ioport:f000(size=32)
        *-network
             description: Ethernet interface
             product: Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.6
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
             logical name: enp0s31f6
             version: 31
             serial: 40:8d:5c:f8:3e:bd
             size: 1Gbit/s
             capacity: 1Gbit/s
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
             configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k duplex=full firmware=0.8-4 ip=10.1.1.43 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
             resources: irq:125 memory:ef100000-ef11ffff
     *-scsi:0
          physical id: 1
          logical name: scsi0
          capabilities: emulated
        *-disk
             description: ATA Disk
             product: Samsung SSD 850
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sda
             version: 2B6Q
             serial: S2R9NB0HB10432M
             size: 465GiB (500GB)
             capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
             configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=7665cc3a
           *-volume:0
                description: EXT4 volume
                vendor: Linux
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                logical name: /dev/sda1
                logical name: /
                version: 1.0
                serial: 28825cd2-e6c7-47ef-99a8-c48d80f767ce
                size: 449GiB
                capacity: 449GiB
                capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                configuration: created=2017-12-09 19:28:09 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2017-12-20 12:07:32 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2017-12-20 08:07:19 state=mounted
           *-volume:1
                description: Extended partition
                physical id: 2
                bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                logical name: /dev/sda2
                size: 15GiB
                capacity: 15GiB
                capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
              *-logicalvolume
                   description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                   physical id: 5
                   logical name: /dev/sda5
                   capacity: 15GiB
                   capabilities: nofs
     *-scsi:1
          physical id: 2
          logical name: scsi1
          capabilities: emulated
        *-disk
             description: ATA Disk
             product: Samsung SSD 850
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sdb
             version: 2B6Q
             serial: S2R4NB0H907590L
             size: 232GiB (250GB)
             capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
             configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=eb51cd9a
           *-volume
                description: EXT4 volume
                vendor: Linux
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0,1
                logical name: /dev/sdb1
                version: 1.0
                serial: fae1730a-07bf-42ea-b583-5f9ef85966fa
                size: 232GiB
                capacity: 232GiB
                capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                configuration: created=2017-12-06 20:54:24 filesystem=ext4 label=SmallSSD lastmountpoint=/media/gdeering/SmallSSD modified=2017-12-20 02:10:24 mounted=2017-12-20 02:10:24 state=clean
     *-scsi:2
          physical id: 3
          logical name: scsi2
          capabilities: emulated
        *-disk
             description: ATA Disk
             product: TOSHIBA DT01ACA3
             vendor: Toshiba
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sdc
             version: ABB0
             serial: 251ASN8GS
             size: 2794GiB (3TB)
             capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt
             configuration: ansiversion=5 guid=4ea09bad-99b1-49a0-bde7-001bddc6d094 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=4096
           *-volume:0
                description: Windows FAT volume
                vendor: MSWIN4.1
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
                logical name: /dev/sdc1
                version: FAT16
                serial: 934b-ae09
                size: 33MiB
                capacity: 34MiB
                capabilities: fat initialized
                configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat name=EFI System Partition
           *-volume:1
                description: EXT4 volume
                vendor: Linux
                physical id: 2
                bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
                logical name: /dev/sdc2
                version: 1.0
                serial: 569fcff5-30ed-4fde-9524-8b0c5dd25a9c
                size: 2790GiB
                capabilities: journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                configuration: created=2016-08-19 21:10:44 filesystem=ext4 label=DATA lastmountpoint=/media/gdeering/DATA modified=2017-12-10 12:49:51 mounted=2017-12-10 12:49:51 name=DATA state=clean
           *-volume:2
                description: EXT4 volume
                vendor: Linux
                physical id: 3
                bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,3
                logical name: /dev/sdc3
                version: 1.0
                serial: a73ca034-a4e4-4aeb-8901-ace1c4692fbb
                size: 477MiB
                capabilities: boot precious readonly hidden nomount journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                configuration: created=2017-11-17 18:08:24 filesystem=ext4 modified=2017-11-17 18:08:25 name=LM18XFCE state=clean
           *-volume:3
                description: Linux swap volume
                vendor: Linux
                physical id: 4
                bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,4
                logical name: /dev/sdc4
                version: 1
                serial: c3bc108c-5f09-4798-8090-53bc06f7ddad
                size: 4043MiB
                capacity: 4043MiB
                capabilities: nofs swap initialized
                configuration: filesystem=swap label=SWAP name=SWAP pagesize=4095
     *-scsi:3
          physical id: 4
          logical name: scsi4
          capabilities: emulated
        *-cdrom
             description: DVD writer
             product: BD-RW   BDR-209D
             vendor: PIONEER
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/cdrom
             logical name: /dev/cdrw
             logical name: /dev/dvd
             logical name: /dev/dvdrw
             logical name: /dev/sr0
             version: 1.30
             capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
             configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
     *-scsi:4
          physical id: 5
          bus info: usb@1:10
          logical name: scsi8
          capabilities: emulated scsi-host
          configuration: driver=usb-storage
        *-disk:0
             description: SCSI Disk
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@8:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sdf
             configuration: logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512
        *-disk:1
             description: SCSI Disk
             physical id: 0.0.1
             bus info: scsi@8:0.0.1
             logical name: /dev/sdg
             configuration: logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512
        *-disk:2
             description: SCSI Disk
             physical id: 0.0.2
             bus info: scsi@8:0.0.2
             logical name: /dev/sdh
             configuration: logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512
        *-disk:3
             description: SCSI Disk
             product: MS/MS-Pro
             vendor: Generic-
             physical id: 0.0.3
             bus info: scsi@8:0.0.3
             logical name: /dev/sdi
             version: 1.03
             serial: 3
             capabilities: removable
             configuration: logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512
           *-medium
                physical id: 0
                logical name: /dev/sdi
  *-power UNCLAIMED
       description: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
       product: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
       vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
       physical id: 1
       version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
       serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
       capacity: 32768mWh

Re: Constant freezing

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:24 pm
by Timbot2000
Looking at your hardware config, the only thing that stands out to me is that you are using the open-source Nouveau driver for the nvidia card. Try installing the proprietary driver for this card and see if the problem remains.

Re: Constant freezing

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:53 am
by Ashocka
Timbot2000 wrote:Looking at your hardware config, the only thing that stands out to me is that you are using the open-source Nouveau driver for the nvidia card. Try installing the proprietary driver for this card and see if the problem remains.
Thanks. I've just done as you have suggested. I am getting old and stupid. I should have tried that before. I'll leave it running and report back in a few days to see if that's SOLVED the situation. Thanks for your time and effort in dealing with a silly old man :D

Re: Constant freezing

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:33 am
by Arrababiski
Hi Ashocka!

You can try "lsmod |grep nvidia" and then "lsmod | grep nouveau" in Terminal. The one that returns data will be the driver you are really loading. Last week I realized that although Nvidia driver was selected in Driver Manager, my Mint 18.3 was loading nouveau driver instead. Uninstalling and installing again didn't work. I had to exclude nouveau in /etc/default/grub with "modprobe.blacklist" to force Mint load Nvidia driver.

Or you can load "nvidia-settings", if there's no data about your screen, then Nvidia driver it's not loading.

SOLVED Re: Constant freezing

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:52 am
by Ashocka
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