Mint freezes without active Wifi network

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Saffron
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Mint freezes without active Wifi network

Post by Saffron » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:24 am

I have a little Dell that I recently got. Linux Mint runs just fine on it... as long as it has a constant, working, internet access wifi connection (there is not physical port to try ethernet on it). If it loses internet access for any reason Mint freezes. If it is turned on with networks enables and there is no network available to connect to, it freezes. The only way I can insure that I can use my laptop if it leaves my apartment is to make sure I disable all network connections so it can't attempt to connect to any networks. That is the only way I can use my laptop without spending over twenty minutes rebooting it (it sometimes freezes before I can even type in my password to log in. It's literally twenty minutes of me racing to disable network connections so I can use it after the next hard reboot).

What could be causing Mint to need the internet so much? It's a fresh install, there aren't any programs on it that should need the internet to work in the first place, outside of the browser. LibreOffice and Audacity are the only programs I have installed that aren't part of the installation to begin with. Is there a way to find out what's going on and to fix it? Because having to disable network connections every time I'm done using the laptop shouldn't be necessary.
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Re: Mint freezes without active Wifi network

Post by polipropillon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:24 am

Same problem on my dell, but mine dont need a connection. it only freezes when i turn off wifi or bluetooth adapter

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Re: Mint freezes without active Wifi network

Post by JeremyB » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:37 am

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Re: Mint freezes without active Wifi network

Post by polipropillon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:04 am


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Re: Mint freezes without active Wifi network

Post by polipropillon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:29 am

nope. mine also freezes when disconnect. but it works correctly with nomodeset

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Re: Mint freezes without active Wifi network

Post by polipropillon » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:48 am

p.s. only screen freezes. for example, audio continues to play after freeze and i can hear it

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