zerozero wrote:ReneS wrote:Or you jump on the Ubuntu/Mint wagon and go with a later version and that should work for you.
why? when there's an easy to use option and compatible with lmde what's the reasoning of such recommendation?
Depends on the preference of the user. Might be ok for us three here but other people reading this might not be that skilled. Which also drives me nuts all the time because basically no install ever works for a straight forward mass market notebook without the support of Google and hundreds of web pages... and yes, I am a computer scientist and make my money with that. That's what preventing Linux from going wide in the market. But that is another topic and does not belong into this thread.
Bottom line: Do what you think is right. Either optional kernel install, wait for the fix, or switch RC6 off. Whatever makes you happy.
tanith: Just use a live CD/USB stick of a more recent distro of your choice. That saves you time. I was able to reproduce that by using Filezilla (which is odd, but it does a lot of graphics stuff once in a while) and could reliable freeze my system. So heavy copying of large ftp structures did the trick for me and provoked it. RC6=0 solved that and I could not freeze the machine anymore. I upgraded to 12.10 for other reasons but solved RC6 by accident as well.