I just want to install Linux Mint 19.2, cinnamon x64 and start using it moderately. Nothing superb, just basic video watching, browsing, etc. But I can't do even that.
I have old notebook Acer Aspire 5810TZ, Intel Pentium SU4100 (1.3 GHz, 800 MHz FSB), Intel GMA 4500M up to 1695MB DVMT, 15.6", 16:9 HD LCD, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 320 GB HDD, 802.1 1b/g
I install it as all instructions recommend - (format everything, create new section ext4, everything else is automated). The issue is that system freezes either on startup (in 19.3 it was on loading LM icon) or when I try to wake it from screensaver (blinking lowercase appears). And what triggers me the most is that it happens on clean just installed system.
I was in the process of updating my notebook, installed "fresh" Win 7 x64, and it worked great, computer loaded in 1 min. Yet I got tired of Windows a bit through all these years, and I thought I should at last try Linux, I choose LMint to make everything simple. And I see it is better than Win, even by design. But so much issues with freshly installed system demoralizes me a lot.
Could you people not tell me that I'm stupid, I just need some hints on standart troubleshooting which you would do:
1) is there a way to get out of these freezes, like some Ctrl+Alt+Del Task Manager to emergency close troublecausing programms or at least to check the reason of system failure?
2) my guess is that it's some video driver (or other drivers) issue. How can I update these drivers? Drivers manager calls that everything is up to date (maybe it checks only "freeware")
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System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.3 wm: muffin 4.2.2 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Other-vm? System: Acer product: Aspire 5810T v: V1.30 serial: <filter> Mobo: Acer model: Aspire 5810T serial: <filter> BIOS: INSYDE v: 1.30 date: 09/29/2009 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 49.9 Wh condition: 49.9/62.6 Wh (80%) volts: 12.2/10.8 model: Panasonic AS09D56 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel U4100 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Penryn rev: A L2 cache: 2048 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 5186 Speed: 1212 MHz min/max: 1200/1300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1212 2: 1208 Graphics: Device-1: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:2a42 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express v: 2.1 Mesa 19.0.2 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:293e Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-54-generic Network: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: atl1c v: 184.108.40.206-NAPI port: 3000 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1969:1063 IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter> Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Foxconn driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 168c:002b IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 312.74 GiB used: 1.90 GiB (0.6%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0 size: 298.09 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 1A11 temp: 22 C scheme: MBR ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB model: 058f EXU2V016GB size: 14.65 GiB serial: <filter> rev: 8.07 scheme: MBR Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.89 GiB used: 26.5 MiB (1.4%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 33.0 C mobo: 33.0 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 168 Uptime: 1m Memory: 3.79 GiB used: 550.8 MiB (14.2%) Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.32
So here is how problem appears:
- in live session everything works fine, I install LM;
- I reboot PC after installing, change boot order in BIOS, reboot again, system loads flawless, and works really well;
- I reboot it several times, it goes to sleep, wake it up - everything is fine;
- but then after another reboot or screensaver - BAM - freeze (or blinking underline);
- and I don't have a clue how to examine problem or where and how to check logs of error, because if I power it down on freeze - it boots endlessly.
Thank you in advance!