[SATLUG] Freezing Mint

Nathan Templeton nathantempleton at live.com
Fri Apr 1 23:08:16 CDT 2016


  That is a good suggestion Sir.. I did not think of deleting the FAT 
part.. That could clear up some issues for me there.
  I might give that a try on my main Desktop, but I have found Korora to 
be a really nice fit on this box. And aye, I really do prefer MATE, but 
I started linux years ago. I come from the BlackBox/Fluxbox world and 
MATE gives me what I really want. I do not mind XFCE at all, it is a 
great DE.

With all respect,

On 03/31/2016 12:23 AM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> You are right about UEFI.  It is a PITA.  I turn it off.  I found that 
> you may also have to delete the fat partition on the drive.  That 
> would probably solve the partition problem.
> Also, you you really like Mate?  My preference is Xfce.
>   -- Bruce
> Nathan Templeton wrote:
>> Hey ya Jennie!
>>   And you are so on the right track! I replied directly to the 
>> thread, but
>> thought I would let you know. One of the main issues I have found with
>> Mint 17.3 if are you are trying to install via a usb-stick, for some
>> reason it points to sdb3 for the install media.. Which does not make any
>> sense and will not work. From the stand point, that if you are trying to
>> boot from a usb stick plugged into a computer, by default (within a 
>> linux
>> instance) it will be assigned to sdb2. I have yet to find a work around
>> for it.. And this seems to be an issue with computers that are 1-2 years
>> old since the UEFi stuffs have come into play.
>> V/R
>> N8
>> On 03/30/2016 12:47 AM, Jennie Haywood wrote:
>>> This is one of the problems with Linux... the kernel is not 
>>> instrumented.
>>> If this were AIX, I'd tell you force  dump OR  set the machine up to go
>>> into the kernel debugger.   Either way, we'd be looking at what  
>>> threads
>>> are running and who has the most time.  So the suggestion of top 
>>> isn't a
>>> bad one but you just don't know when you'll get the output from the
>>> command.  Could be a getty going nuts or something else respawning to
>>> quickly or any number of other things.... have you tried bringing the
>>> machine into single user mode and see if it has the same problem?
>>> or slowly commenting things out in the inittab to see if it's something
>>> obvious in there?
>>> Jennie
>>> On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 11:19 PM, Alan Lesmerises 
>>> <alesmerises at satx.rr.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Has anyone had problems with Mint freezing-up (or at least being
>>>> excruciatingly slow)?
>>>> I had to upgrade (?) my wife's computer to Mint 17.3, and now it 
>>>> freezes
>>>> up and/or slows down so much it seems like it's frozen. Sometimes the
>>>> mouse
>>>> moves, but nothing else seems to happen. Following some suggestions I
>>>> found
>>>> on the 'net, I tried changing the video driver, changing some boot 
>>>> options
>>>> (e.g., nouveau.accel=1), etc., but none of these helped.
>>>> Any suggestions?
>>>> Al Lesmerises
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