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Old 05-11-2004, 03:01 PM   #1
PsycoP
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Mandrake 10 Constantly Freezing


I installed Mandrake 10 (My first Distribution) and it installed fine and seemed to work fine, however, it freezes very often, eratically with no visable reson from within 5 minutes to 45 minutes after starting up, I have:

- Dual Boot with Windows XP (Grub, both that and Lilo dont do anything)
- NForce 2 Motheboard NF7-S/NF7 (Based on reasearch this could be the problem)
- AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1666 Mhz
- 512 MB Ram, I did that Memtest program that came with Mandrake and let it run through about 8 times and I got nothing.

This is my first time using linux so I might have a hard time doing advanced things, I have looked around on google and none of the solutions presented their seemed to help anything, though their were a couple of people who seemed to have similar problems with a Nforce Motherboard.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 03:15 PM   #2
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Erm, is there anything that is common to the freeze i.e. are you doing the same thing or using the same app when it freezes ?

Also, is it mandrake 10 community or mandrake 10 official?

Plus something to have a look at it the nvidia.com site. They have (from memory) some board/chip drivers as well as the graphic's driver - maybe that need's updating.

If you are using mandy 10 community, have you installed all the updates ?

Sorry if these aren't much help, but they may be thing's that point you in the right direction to start looking (though that's easy for me to say, because personally, I haven't had many problems with mandrake - lucky? don't know).

regards

John

p.s. If you try the "newbie's tried and tested solution" i.e. the "re-install", then go for mandrake's default's, kde, lilo, etc. Well the way I usually explain it is when you get the package selection box, then just select all the stuff down the left (except LSB if you want a 2.6 kernel/LSB is you want a 2.4 kernel, I prefer 2.6) and only kde from the bottom of the right hand side, let it install (no to server stuff, you can always do that later) then tell it no to updates, complete the install etc then boot back into it, and in the mandrake control centre (configure my computer) software manager>updates check the bugfixes, security and normal updates and then install all the updates (which may take sometime if either there's lots or you have a slow connection) then see if you still have the freezing problem.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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It freezes based on no real progran and I have updated the Drivers, I am also using Official.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 11:20 PM   #4
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I figured it out, it was my Internet Drivers, I have a Belkin 802.11b Wireless USB Network Adapter that I had to use some third party drivers I found for.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 12:47 AM   #5
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I had stalling problems in mandrake also doing various things. It made me switch to slackware and I have to say I'm pretty happy with it. It's a bit harder to install than mandrake but once you get past the initial issues it's much better than mandrake IMO.

Just waiting on ATI to release some darn drivers for XFree 4.4

 
Old 05-12-2004, 05:13 AM   #6
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Curious, I thought that Slackware was one of the distro's that decided not to use xfree 4.4 because of the change in the licensing. And reverted to 4.3

Obviously not.

Still, at least PsycoP has got the freezing thing sorted out.

regards

John
 
  


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