[Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

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Re: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Postby ShyGuy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:56 am

I applied the updates and have been running Mint 13 Cinnamon for a few days now and no system freezing! Thanks to all who solved this issue.

Unfortunately, I ran into another show stopper issue where the system randomly logs me out, losing all open windows. Apparently this an ongoing bug with Ubuntu. sigh... I'll go ask in the thread about it. :(

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/778490

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Re: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Postby esteban1uy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:10 am

kmb42vt wrote:I'm ready and waiting. :D


@kmb42vt: I pm'ed you some "hard candy" for you to break.

@everyone: For those who installed cinnamon from lebihan's cinnamon-nightly or cinnamon-stable ppa, remenber that you can always revert to the current "regular" packages (fix included) using ppa-purge with this little trick:

First, install ppa-purge:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

Then edit ppa-purge this way:

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gksu gedit /usr/sbin/ppa-purge

Go to line 99 and change "oneiric" to "maya", save and execute this command (for cinnamon-nightly):

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sudo ppa-purge ppa:gwendal-levihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly

or this for cinnamon-stable:

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sudo ppa-purge ppa:gwendal-levihan-dev/cinnamon-stable

Then logout and login for the changes to be effective.
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Re: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Postby steinkaare » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:01 am

Hi guys, as you can see here im new. I am also quite new to linux mint. I've had cinnamon for a few weeks now. I have previously use ubuntu 10.04, so i am not completly new to linux.
Linux mint worked decent up until a few days ago, but after an update my system started crashing every five minutes being fixable only by restarting x. The only program that seems to run fine is firefox, everything else will freeze the system immidiately. I have tried following the advice given by clem, but I can only get to "apt build-dep muffin" before I get a message I am currently not able to open because the terminal won't open (solved by ctrl+alt+t, since the mouse is going bananas left clicking and right clicking randomly and generally being unresponsive). Anyway the error message I get is "build dependencies for muffin could not be satisfied" (unable to copy paste) Anyway i think I have to make a post now before the computer cHi guys, as you can see here im new. I am also quite new to linux mint. I've had cinnamon for a few weeks now. I have previously use ubuntu 10.04, so i am not completly new to linux.
Linux mint worked decent up until a few days ago, but after an update my system started crashing every five minutes being fixable only by restarting x. The only program that seems to run fine is firefox, everything else will freeze the system immidiately. I have tried following the advice given by clem, but I can only get to "apt build-dep muffin" before I get a message I am currently not able to open because the terminal won't open (solved by ctrl+alt+t, since the mouse is going bananas left clicking and right clicking randomly and generally being unresponsive). Anyway the error message I get is "build dependencies for muffin could not be satisfied" (unable to copy paste) Anyway i think I have to make a post now before the computer crashes.

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Re: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Postby steinkaare » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:16 pm

steinkaare wrote:Hi guys, as you can see here im new. I am also quite new to linux mint. I've had cinnamon for a few weeks now. I have previously use ubuntu 10.04, so i am not completly new to linux.
Linux mint worked decent up until a few days ago, but after an update my system started crashing every five minutes being fixable only by restarting x. The only program that seems to run fine is firefox, everything else will freeze the system immidiately. I have tried following the advice given by clem, but I can only get to "apt build-dep muffin" before I get a message I am currently not able to open because the terminal won't open (solved by ctrl+alt+t, since the mouse is going bananas left clicking and right clicking randomly and generally being unresponsive). Anyway the error message I get is "build dependencies for muffin could not be satisfied" (unable to copy paste) Anyway i think I have to make a post now before the computer cHi guys, as you can see here im new. I am also quite new to linux mint. I've had cinnamon for a few weeks now. I have previously use ubuntu 10.04, so i am not completly new to linux.
Linux mint worked decent up until a few days ago, but after an update my system started crashing every five minutes being fixable only by restarting x. The only program that seems to run fine is firefox, everything else will freeze the system immidiately. I have tried following the advice given by clem, but I can only get to "apt build-dep muffin" before I get a message I am currently not able to open because the terminal won't open (solved by ctrl+alt+t, since the mouse is going bananas left clicking and right clicking randomly and generally being unresponsive). Anyway the error message I get is "build dependencies for muffin could not be satisfied" (unable to copy paste) Anyway i think I have to make a post now before the computer crashes.


The system seems to be running more smoothly now thanks to this post

"the easiest (IMO) way of using the latest stable Cinnamon without having to install .deb files or anything is this:

Add the Cinnamon Stable PPA to your system:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update



Then give it a higher pin priority so that apt will choose the PPA instead of the Mint repos by adding the following lines to /etc/apt/preferences:

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Package: *
Pin: origin ppa.launchpad.net
Pin-Priority: 700



Then run mint update and logout and you should have the latest stable cinnamon build."
It did not have an immediate effect, but after I changed the driver for the graphics card, it seemed to work a lot better. I still seem to have trouble with x restarting and ending the session, but it has not crashed thus far

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Re: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Postby Bleak » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:58 pm

Hi, I'm totally new to Linux so a lot of this thread is incomprehensible to me, but i think I am having the same problem. I had made a post here about it:
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=110036

Can anyone point me to a step by step fix for super newbie Linux users? Or explain to me what I need to do?

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Re: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Postby Reorx » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:27 am

Bleak wrote:Hi, I'm totally new to Linux so a lot of this thread is incomprehensible to me, but i think I am having the same problem. I had made a post here about it:
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=110036

Can anyone point me to a step by step fix for super newbie Linux users? Or explain to me what I need to do?
At this point, the fix is in the standard mint repositories. If my understanding is correct, all you have to do is update your system using mint update - just click the little shield icon in your system tray (task bar right), type your password, and install any available updates... that should do it... :D
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Re: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Postby sml » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:35 am

are you sure this is resolved?

i just installed cinnamon 13 and installed all the updates and had a freeze-up with an ivy bridge and HM77 motherboard.

reading some ubuntu threads, i think the issue is kernel related. i think i'll move to 12.10 alpha with 3.5 kernel. been running it on my desktop and it is stable.

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Re: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Postby xenopeek » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:45 am

This issue is found in the source code of Cinnamon, it is reproducible, and has been fixed and tested to confirm the fix. If you have installed all updates, you will be using the fixed version of Cinnamon.

If you have similar symptoms, the root cause is something else. If you want support with that, please make a new topic on that. The HM77 chipset is just a few months old, it may need further fixes in the kernel which the alpha of 12.10 can give you. A newer kernel can of course also be installed on Linux Mint 13 easily.

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