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Old 03-09-2020, 02:42 PM   #1
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Angry Linux freezes and i don't know why.


About one month ago I posted this thread on reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquesti...eed_your_help/
I had a big problem and couldn't solve it yet, That's what motivated me to post here.
Basically the desktop freezes then I have to restart but it sucks! help pls.
 
Old 03-09-2020, 02:58 PM   #2
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is this box overclocked? Did it work before (for example with Windows)? Does it work without desktop (in console mode)?
 
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Old 03-09-2020, 05:45 PM   #3
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is this box overclocked? Did it work before (for example with Windows)? Does it work without desktop (in console mode)?
not overclocked, did not use windows, probably don't work just with the console because I tried a lot of DEs. I think the problem is in the kernel.
 
Old 03-09-2020, 06:13 PM   #4
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First check the basics. Processor fan working? Power supply good? Overheating and bad power supply will cause lock ups.

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GPU: NVIDIA gtx 1660
Are you using nvidia or nouveau? Are you using any bootloader parameters for your device? You aren't trying to use both at once?
You can have both installed but one will need to be blacklisted.

Basic info
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nouveau

What kernel does the machine have installed?
Code:
uname -a
How are you starting X? Are you using a display manager? What does your ~/.xinitrc look like?

Is this a systemd machine? Does journalctl give you any information about the freezes?

There is help to be had, but you are going to have to give a lot more more info.
 
Old 03-09-2020, 08:43 PM   #5
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First check the basics. Processor fan working? Power supply good? Overheating and bad power supply will cause lock ups.


Are you using nvidia or nouveau? Are you using any bootloader parameters for your device? You aren't trying to use both at once?
You can have both installed but one will need to be blacklisted.

Basic info
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nouveau

What kernel does the machine have installed?
Code:
uname -a
How are you starting X? Are you using a display manager? What does your ~/.xinitrc look like?

Is this a systemd machine? Does journalctl give you any information about the freezes?

There is help to be had, but you are going to have to give a lot more more info.
I'd like to give you the specs but I tried everything including distros, WMs, kernel versions... just don't know why it crashes.
 
Old 03-09-2020, 09:58 PM   #6
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Sounds to me like you've got nvidia driver problems. I've tinkered with an older Dell that had the same problem. I never really got it fixed, partly because It wasn't mine. It was fine until you put a heavy load on it.

@teckk posted some helpful links above. Hopfully that'll give you a good idea on what needs to happen.
 
Old 03-10-2020, 02:53 AM   #7
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you do not need to write what you think and do not need to repeat "freezes and don't know why".
But you would need to make some steps to collect and post more information about your situation (and answer the questions).
Did it work before? Does in work in console mode? What OS/kernel/video driver is actually installed? Did you check /var/log, dmesg and Xorg logs if there was anything related?
You can also try to run RAMTEST on it too, probably it will give some additional information.

Based on what you posted it can be either a video driver/software issue or a hardware related problem, so please try to answer....
 
  


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