[SATLUG] Freezing Mint

Nathan Templeton nathantempleton at live.com
Wed Mar 30 22:49:13 CDT 2016

Hey Alan,

  Sorry to hear you experienced the same kind of issues I did with 17.3 
mate.. Tried to install on a custom build gigabyte board with an AMD 
FX6300 proc, no matter what I tried it would hang at boot. What I found 
is that by default for some reason it was looking for sdb3 for the boot 
iso and I was unable to modify that on my usb stick to get to install. 
In the end, I went with Korora 23 for the desktop. A side note though, 
Mint 17.3 (mate) installed on my thinkpad T520 without any issue. Good 
luck Sir!



On 03/30/2016 10:32 PM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> That's pretty much the same as I installed for my wife -- 17.3 64-bit, 
> w/Cinnamon.
> In a way, I'm glad I'm not the only one, but disappointed that your 
> troubleshooting didn't turn up a smoking gun.  I really like Mint ...
> Al Lesmerises
> On 3/30/2016 2:11 AM, musix wrote:
>> Alan,
>> I ran into the same issues with Linux Mint 17.3 - 64 bit (KDE &
>> Cinnamon). On KDE, the mouse would move, but I could not click on
>> anything or type. Cinnamon would just freeze up entirely. It would
>> happen different computers (laptops and desktop). This covered AMD &
>> Intel based systems. The CPU did not seem to matter. Some had Nvidia
>> graphics while others used integrated graphics. The issues happened
>> independent of additional video drivers being installed or not. In most
>> cases, I would have to turn the device off and then boot it up again.
>> There were no error messages or anything else that I could find. Not
>> that this helps with finding a solution, but you are not alone with
>> this mystery.
>> On a side note, it gave me a reason to look at other distros for a
>> while.
>> Jason
>> On Wed, 2016-03-30 at 00:47 -0500, 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.r
>>> r.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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