[SATLUG] Freezing Mint

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Wed Mar 30 22:29:32 CDT 2016


Thanks for the suggestions.  After I get my wife functional again 
(another distro?), that will probably be my next step.

Al Lesmerises


On 3/30/2016 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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