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Software Manager freezes

Postby Jim1938 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:51 pm

Mint 13 xfce, AMD 2-core, 16GB RAM, home built pc.

When I have Firefox idleing and I bring up Software Manager,
one of the CPUs goes to 100%, then settles down.
But, if I type a letter in the Software Mgr's Search box,
one of the CPUs will go to 100%,
then dances around 98, 99, and 100%,
and I can't type a 2nd letter
or quit Software Manager normally.

My conky shows the above CPU actions.
Task Manager give no clue
and shows minimal CPU useage.

This has happened other times with other software combos,
but this one I have tested and it happens again and again.

Also this has happened with Zorin OS 6 and Ubuntu 12.04.
So I don't know if it is a basic Ubuntu issue or my hardware.


Wirth's law - Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster.

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Re: Software Manager freezes

Postby viking777 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:11 am

Exactly the same for me actually - probably a bug in mintinstall - add your report to this:

There is a very easy way around it though - use Synaptic instead. It is a much better program than any software manager, and it doesn't crash/freeze.
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Re: Software Manager freezes

Postby Haybaler3 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:05 pm


Exactly the same issue. Software Manager crashes. Viking777 has the alternative. Synaptic works beautifully. (Mint 13 Cinnamon) on sdb. Lottsa gear hooked to a little Netbook!

Acer Aspire 10.1" Atom N270 cpu, 2 gigs Ram, HD sda Ubuntu 12.10, Mint 13 Mate, HD sdb Mint 13 Cinnamon

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