LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-25-2007, 10:40 AM   #1
dastardly
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Seemingly Random Freezes


Yesterday I was using partition magic to make a new partition to install linux on a windows XP compaq presario SR1520NX. I had some trouble with the stupid hidden partitions, but I fixed that and now the windows portion works just fine. On the other hand, I installed Ubuntu and after booting it would randomly freeze after like 1-2 minutes of being turned on, nothing working but the mouse. I tried opening different programs and even opening none at all, but the error would still randomly occur. Though the odd thing is that sometimes it wouldnt freeze..

So, I figured ubuntu had some sort of issue with the computer and I installed SUSE 10.2, once again with no errors in install process or any visible errors booting etc. I start that up, and sadly I recieved the same stupid freezing trouble. I can open "More applications" and it would freeze, "firefox" and it may freeze, or even nothing at all.

Another thing (unrelated? dunno.) to add is that when I was working on unhiding the partition, I had an error where I had to drag the mouse over an icon for it to show up, and when I opened terminal it was transparant until I highlighted the outputted text. I haven't had that error again, but it makes me think maybe something with the graphics is breaking all of it..?

Well, if you've read this far thanks a ton, and hope someone can help me.
 
Old 02-25-2007, 12:29 PM   #2
jake3988
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Freebsd and Ubuntu
Posts: 69

Rep: Reputation: 17
I'm taking a longshot here... but insert your live-cd and mount the linux partition.

Then do a tail /var/log/messages (or really anything in there) and see if that helps. My guess is that its a video card problem.

You have a video card that needs NVIDIA? If so, follow NVIDIA links and do the necessary things from the command-line (ctrl+alt+F1)
 
Old 02-27-2007, 02:30 PM   #3
dastardly
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ive been guessing thats it might be gnome related, I installed FreeBSD and loaded window manager and worked great, but the second I opened gnome froze again. Downloaded kubuntu and will be giving that a try soon..
 
  


Reply

Tags
boot, compaq, crash, dual, error, freeze, presario, suse, ubuntu


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ip of my server changes, seemingly at random esteeven Linux - Networking 7 03-10-2007 09:18 AM
fglrx + kde + xgl + beryl: seemingly random stalls... grooveharder Linux - Software 3 02-16-2007 03:31 PM
Seemingly random combination of statements causes segmentation fault (C++) ErrorBound Programming 3 07-28-2006 06:47 AM
9.1 installation freezes at seemingly random points mustardseed Slackware - Installation 2 03-02-2004 06:25 PM
Seemingly random hostname changes xanthumn Linux - Networking 2 01-21-2003 04:30 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration