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Old 02-05-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
diegoandresalvarez
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Without any warning my linux freezes


Hi all,

I installed Mandriva 2009 (32 bit distribution) on my new Intel Core 2 Duro + 2 Gb of RAM. I really liked this distribution, even more than Ubuntu.

However, I have a big problem: at least twice a day, while working in my computer it totally freezes, I cannot use the keyboard (although the mouse pointer still moves), and I am forced to reboot my computer. I cannot reproduce this bug. I have already turned all eyecandy effects off.

Can you please provide me any assistance removing this nasty bug?

Thanks a lot,

Regards,

Diego Andrés

Last edited by diegoandresalvarez; 02-05-2009 at 11:11 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 01:22 AM   #2
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pls reply with your video card specifications,

a link to the full output of the following files (as they may be long to read)

/home/name/.xsession-errors

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

/var/log/dmesg

if you do not have a file sharing site try

http://paste.debian.net/
 
Old 02-06-2009, 03:13 PM   #3
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Hello AUS9! Thanks for your answer and help

The specifications of my computer are:

NVIDIA GE FORCE 84000 GS/PCI-E
INTEL CORE DUO E7300
2GB RAM
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK 945GCM-S

I use Mandriva 2009 (32 bit distribution) and I have turned all COMPIZ animations off.

Once my computer crashed, I restarted with a LIVE CD, and copied the following files from my HD:

/home/name/.xsession-errors
/etc/X11/xorg.conf
/var/log/dmesg

They are in:
http://diegoandresalvarezmarin.googl...-X11-xorg.conf
http://diegoandresalvarezmarin.googl...session-errors
http://diegoandresalvarezmarin.googl.../var-log-dmesg

Thanks again for your help,

Diego Andres

Last edited by diegoandresalvarez; 02-06-2009 at 03:23 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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ok we do not have the same hw so being vague as usual

1) make a copy of current xorg file so you can rename it with a live cd if new file fails...then edit xorg file, with root powers pls

under Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"


add
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

read below on renaming file and deleting xsession and try reboot to fix xsession error
(nautilus:6175): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Not supported


2) but I thinks that its your xsession errors that may be more productive?
I do not use gnome but there are a heap of gtk errors and lots of streaming multimedia errors and the joker in the pack....flash player errors

3) can you name what flashplayer you are using pls and how it is used?
eg is it adobe's embedded into web browser?
or a stand a lone? name ?

altho its old...mention is made flashplayer can crash you and one solution is running the right fonts of all things

http://mooshikam.wordpress.com/2008/...ayer-in-linux/

4) make a copy of your xsession error file then delete the current and reboot.
then replace each streaming thing with a diff application and see if its the fault of the app?

messy I know

5) based on this
http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L.../msg02205.html

you may have enabled selinux?

I don't use it so can offer no help if you have.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:12 AM   #5
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Hello!

Quote:
Originally Posted by aus9 View Post
ok we do not have the same hw so being vague as usual

1) make a copy of current xorg file so you can rename it with a live cd if new file fails...then edit xorg file, with root powers pls

under Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"


add
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

read below on renaming file and deleting xsession and try reboot to fix xsession error
(nautilus:6175): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Not supported
I did this, but it did not worked. When I restarted, Mandriva 2009 detected a corrupt xorg.conf file, and then launched some program to reconfigure this file. I still get the message

** (nautilus:6484): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Not supported

Anyway, my screen works happily as it should be. Looking in some other forums,

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...us/+bug/223782
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=189759

It seems that this message is not a problem, it is more kind of a bug: "This is not a bug, it's Nautilus letting us know that GVFS isn't complete yet, and that some GVFS mounts will never support monitoring. We could probably make it warn less, but it's really not an issue."

Quote:
Originally Posted by aus9 View Post
2) but I thinks that its your xsession errors that may be more productive?
I do not use gnome but there are a heap of gtk errors and lots of streaming multimedia errors and the joker in the pack....flash player errors

3) can you name what flashplayer you are using pls and how it is used?
eg is it adobe's embedded into web browser?
or a stand a lone? name ?

altho its old...mention is made flashplayer can crash you and one solution is running the right fonts of all things

http://mooshikam.wordpress.com/2008/...ayer-in-linux/
I am using the flashplayer that I downloaded directly from acrobat. Anyway, the youtube videos run flawlessly.

I installed the fonts as suggested.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aus9 View Post

5) based on this
http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L.../msg02205.html

you may have enabled selinux?

I don't use it so can offer no help if you have.
SELINUX? why? I do have it installed, but I do not know whether this application is running or not. However reading at the link you gave me it seems that the problem with npviewer.bin is related to the program nspluginwrapper as suggested.


I did not know about the relevance of the file .xsession-errors. I will continue checking the warnings inthere reported. If there is something I do not understand I will post again.


Thanks for your assistance AUS9!
 
Old 02-07-2009, 03:35 PM   #6
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I have the same thing happen to my Linux system. Freezing up and unresponsive to any mouse clicks or keys. Where the pointer can move around.Since I up[dated from the last update around Jan 20 it has not happen again. Running ubuntu
 
Old 02-08-2009, 10:41 AM   #7
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I like Mandriva, however, this is the only problem I have. If I am not able to solve it in the next days, I will switch to Debian.
 
  


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