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Old 04-06-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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Smile linux mint 10 problem freezing, help needed


Have installed many linux's on various pent m or centrino (t42 thinkpad, etc)
Have found linux mint 10 to be the best except for one problem: after surfing wirelessly for a few hrs, I click on a link, the mouse (on t42 laptop) freezes,
I try ctl alt del. ctl alt f1, escape, nothing gets me out of this freeze, (am using high power ralink wifi usb adapter which is immed recog by os w no driver install (rt2870?)
Only way out of freeze is to hold power button down to shutdown, have tried install os twice w diff vers of flash, same problem
Any Experts out there know solutions or commands to fix this?
Thanks very much! (LATEST linux firefox browser I am using)
 
Old 04-06-2011, 08:41 PM   #2
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It could possibly be from your computer overheating.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 09:12 PM   #3
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Don't think so, the 'sensors' command gives me temp of 43 degrees C a bit hotter than win xp.
Don't think I had this problem w mint 9 which I am installing rt now. I might add I always use my laptops w a laptop cooler underneath which cools off the hdr and cpu.
43 even 47 degrees C is within reasonable range, correct?
Ubuntu 10.10 never had this freezing problem though it seemed to run a bit hotter than mint 10.
Thank you for prompt reply, anyone else?
 
Old 04-06-2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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You might try configuring it to boot with options apci=off, noapic, and nolapic
 
Old 04-06-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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How?

How do I do that, can you run the commands for those so I can copy/paste in a terminal
or another easy method?
Thank you
 
Old 04-06-2011, 11:08 PM   #6
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How do I do that, can you run the commands for those so I can copy/paste in a terminal
or another easy method?
Thank you
There's a thread on the Mint community site that discusses how to make this change - click here.

I don't use Mint, but most Linux distro's have a way to pass boot options in at the
grub OS selection screen, usually the tab or space key. If you don't see it there,
you might boot to the Mint install disc and you should find an option that lets
you pass it in there.

You might try it there to see if that helps before modifying grub.
 
  


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