Alien behaviour Linux Mint Cinnamon

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Alien behaviour Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Noob_coder » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:19 am

My PC frequently freezes especially when i leave it to download or upgrade something using Mozilla. and several times I have to force shut down my computer by long pressing the power button. What can I do to resolve this issue? It also did freeze during the the first installation after which i have to forcefully shut it down and reinstall it.
About me: I am a new Linux user(Have no history of using it). Switched to it yesterday only. Previously I was using Windows 10 and now I presently have a dual boot of Windows 10 + Linux Mint Cinnamon. Help me out please, I have lost several unsaved files and incomplete downloads due to this glitch.

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Re: Alien behaviour Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Larry78723 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:12 am

Please post an inxi -Fxz report. This will give us a concise overview of your hardware and on how Mint sees it.

Here is how to generate the report and post it:

Boot from your installation media (USB/DVD)
Open a terminal window (Ctrl-Alt-t). Make it fullscreen to avoid unneeded linebreaks or chopped lines. Execute the command

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 inxi -Fxzd 
exactly as it has been typed here.

Mark the complete text output which the command will display with your mouse.
Press the keyboard shortcut <Shift><Ctrl>C to copy the marked text into the clipboard.
Enclose the results between the code markers by selecting </> from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply then paste <Ctrl>V them in your reply between the code markers.

The results will help us to help you.

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Re: Alien behaviour Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Moem » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:13 am

Larry78723 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:12 am
Boot from your installation media (USB/DVD)
Or they could just boot the installed system.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Alien behaviour Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Larry78723 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:21 am

Moem, I was trying to ensure that their system didn't freeze while trying to give us the info. :D
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Re: Alien behaviour Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Moem » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:34 am

I get that, but it doesn't sound like it happens THAT often...
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Re: Alien behaviour Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Flemur » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:33 pm

Noob_coder wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:19 am
My PC frequently freezes especially when i leave it to download or upgrade something using Mozilla.
"Mozilla" = firefox? "Leave it" = start the download, go get some coffee (etc), come back and it's stuck?
and several times I have to force shut down my computer by long pressing the power button.
Don't do that! Use the REISUB method:
http://blog.kember.net/articles/reisub- ... x-restart/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key
What can I do to resolve this issue?
I don't know a real "fix" right off, but could try "wget", which is basically

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wget address-to-download
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wget -c address-to-download
-c = continue if the file is already partially downloaded, which is handy if you have crashes.

Sometimes, if I can't get the URL directly from a site, I'll start the download in firefox, get the file's URL from rt-click the download GUI, then use that for wget.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?

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Re: Alien behaviour Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Noob_coder » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:11 am

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System:    Host: Republic-of-coders Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80G0 v: Lenovo G50-30 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: Lancer 5A6 v: NANANANANO DPK serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: A7CN48WW 
           date: 08/03/2015 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 16.9 Wh condition: 26.0/28.5 Wh (91%) model: Lenovo status: Charging 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Pentium N3540 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Silvermont rev: 8 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 17326 
           Speed: 656 MHz min/max: 500/2666 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 681 2: 778 3: 500 4: 500 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail v: 4.2 Mesa 19.0.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-54-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lenovo driver: rtl8723be v: kernel port: 2000 
           bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI 
           port: 1000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 8.45 GiB (1.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LT012-1DG142 size: 465.76 GiB temp: 37 C 
           Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 181.63 GiB used: 8.45 GiB (4.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 187 Uptime: 2h 03m Memory: 3.74 GiB used: 1.14 GiB (30.4%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: 
           gcc: 7.4.0 clang: 6.0.0-1ubuntu2 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 inxi: 3.0.32

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