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Old 08-03-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Computer Freezing


I just installed Slackware on a 64bit machine and I'm wondering if I have to install/reconfigure something because after about 3 minutes in the GUI the whole computer freezes except for the movement of the mouse.
 
Old 08-03-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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Provide more details about hardware

lshw/ lspci ... other distros

Why did you not install bluewhite64 or Slamd64?
 
Old 08-03-2008, 06:43 PM   #3
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I think it stopped... this is odd. If it happens again I will ask, but for now it looks fine. I think it has to do with whether or not I startx as root or not.
 
Old 08-03-2008, 07:02 PM   #4
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Quote:
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Provide more details about hardware

lshw/ lspci ... other distros

Why did you not install bluewhite64 or Slamd64?
How is that question relevant?

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I think it stopped... this is odd. If it happens again I will ask, but for now it looks fine. I think it has to do with whether or not I startx as root or not.
DO NOT run 'startx' as root. Root is not meant to be used as a user of the system; not running applications as root provides a more safe environment if an application tries to do something it should not.

And if you do see this happen again, please continue in this thread (since you already started one here, why not keep it?)

Oh, and if the window manager freezes again, try the key combination Ctl+Alt+Backspace. This kills it and restarts it (you LOSE what you are currently working on, if not saved)

Last edited by student04; 08-03-2008 at 07:06 PM. Reason: added question
 
Old 08-03-2008, 07:28 PM   #5
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I figured that I shouldn't startx as root when I saw that everything I was doing had superuser powers , but if it freezes again I will post.
 
  


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