I would like to give a short status on my mint cinnamon freezes and what I found out in the meantime.
The freezes could be provoked by using Firefox and Youtube (as mentioned above).
I found out, that there was another problem with my ATI HD7790 and the proprietary fglrx-driver I used. I tried different ones, always installing like described here:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/124292/w ... 513#126513
Main problem is, that there is no stable fglrx for saucy salamander. So you have to install the ones for raring, which in my case seemed to work first, but in the end caused the hang up of my system.
When I removed the fglrx-drivers completely, I got no more freezes. But: I got a very high CPU-load and Cinnamon was running in software-rendering mode. This is because the free radeon driver is buggy (Gallium 0.4) and is running in 2D mode. I think a bugfix is on the way, but I dont know how long we have to wait for it in linux mint 16.
So I switched back to ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But hey, its a nice linux also
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