[SATLUG] Troubleshooting Laptop Lockups

Charles Mims chmims at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 11:52:17 CDT 2008


On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 10:27 PM, Nate Turnage <pixelnate at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 3:02 PM, Charles Mims <chmims at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > When ever I turn on visual effect in Ubuntu it starts locking up on me.
> >
>
> I would say that a machine with these specs should really not be running
> visual effects. I have an intermittent problem where the machine bogs down
> and the screen dims while the machine sorts out the problem. Maybe you are
> bogging the machine down and it never fully goes through that cycle. What
> kinds of apps do you leave running? I would think that VMWare instances or
> heck even npviewer (for rendering Flash movies) could be the problem.
> IEs4Linux always bogs my machine down too. I have needed to restart after
> it's gone haywire a few times.
>
> I hope you figure it out.
>
> My machine is a desktop with AMD64 3200+, 2G RAM and 2 500G HD.   I was
suggesting
a possible cause of his lockup.

Charles

>
>
> ~Nate
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