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Old 10-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #31
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Guess what.. . that's right Ubuntu froze/crashed/fell short or what have you Clyde Beatty.
I was using Ubuntu with Untiy and all seemed to be going relatively smoothly. I had Firefox opened an was on 'Got Linux' One of he followers of my thread here about my freezes posted a statement about burning an ISO onto to a usb stick. I believed I had something that would work but i was notsure of its name, i knew it began with the letters 'B' and 'r' So keeping Firefox open, I opened Dash and in the search barahd just typed in those two letters B an r, an that is when it all came tumbling down a full blow freeze/crash. Following 'Einstein's' definition of insane' I tried everting I'd tried before an as usually nothing worked. Except this time the screen went like what happens when you are watching an old VHS tape or an old DVD. If that was not bad enough the screen then went black.

I had no choice but to power the pc off using the power button on the Tower and reboot. When the login screen appeared an I saw my choices I did not hesiate and selected 'Gnome Fallback with no effects' which I am using now.

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Old 10-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #32
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You can try to use gnome 3 with effects enabled and see whether it freezes or not. Your sort of problems sounds like it's a video driver issue. Do you use a proprietary or an open source one?
 
Old 10-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #33
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I think but am not positive that my driver is an open source one. I am currently using Gnome 2.xx with no effects. Occasionally I use Gnome 3.
 
Old 10-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #34
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I learned I was using an open source driver. Here is how I learned this, a couple days ago more or less I posted my inquiry about my Ubuntu freezign/crashing on Launchpad. I heard from them and hey asked me to enter in a terminal this command:

[sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep gnome-
session-bin]

I did and posted the results with Launchpad and here is what came up:

*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: G72 [GeForce 7300 LE]
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:ed000000-edffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:ee000000-eeffffff memory:efe00000-efe1ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 13.04
Release: 13.04
Codename: raring
Linux bill48-Dimension-9100 3.8.0-31-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 10 19:56:49 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
ii firefox-gnome-support 22.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.04.2 i386 Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla - GNOME support
ii gnome-accessibility-themes 3.6.5-0ubuntu1 all Accessibility themes for the GNOME desktop
ii gnome-applets 3.5.92-0ubuntu1 i386 Various applets for the GNOME panel - binary files
ii gnome-applets-data 3.5.92-0ubuntu1 all Various applets for the GNOME panel - data files
ii gnome-backgrounds 3.8.1-0ubuntu1 all Set of backgrounds packaged with the GNOME desktop
ii gnome-bluetooth 3.6.1-0ubuntu3 i386 GNOME Bluetooth tools
ii gnome-boxes 3.6.3-0ubuntu1 i386 Simple GNOME app to access remote or virtual systems
ii gnome-calculator 1:3.8.1-0ubuntu1 i386 GNOME desktop calculator
ii gnome-chess 1:3.8.1-0ubuntu1 i386 chess game with 3D graphics
ii gnome-color-manager 3.6.1-0ubuntu1 i386 Color management integration for the GNOME desktop environment
ii gnome-contacts 3.6.2-0ubuntu2.1 i386 Contacts manager for GNOME
ii gnome-control-center 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu24.1 i386 utilities to configure the GNOME desktop
ii gnome-control-center-data 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu24.1 all configuration applets for GNOME - data files
ii gnome-control-center-signon 0.1.6bzr13.04.05-0ubuntu1.1 i386 GNOME Control Center extension for single signon
ii gnome-control-center-unity 1.3daily13.06.19~13.04-0ubuntu1 i386 change the settings of the Unity desktop
ii gnome-core 1:3.4+7ubuntu4 i386 GNOME Desktop Environment -- essential components
ii gnome-desktop3-data 3.6.3-0ubuntu1 all Common files for GNOME desktop apps
ii gnome-dictionary 3.6.0-0ubuntu1 i386 GNOME dictionary application
ii gnome-disk-utility 3.6.1-1ubuntu1 i386 manage and configure disk drives and media
ii gnome-documents 3.6.2-1ubuntu1 i386 Document manager for GNOME
ii gnome-exe-thumbnailer 0.9-0ubuntu2 all Wine .exe and other executable thumbnailer for Gnome
ii gnome-font-viewer 3.7.5-0ubuntu1 i386 font viewer for GNOME
ii gnome-icon-theme 3.6.2-0ubuntu1 all GNOME Desktop icon theme (small subset)
ii gnome-icon-theme-extras 3.4.0-2ubuntu1 all GNOME Desktop icon theme (additional icons)
ii gnome-icon-theme-full 3.6.2-0ubuntu1 all GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii gnome-icon-theme-symbolic 3.6.2-0ubuntu1 all GNOME desktop icon theme (symbolic icons)
ii gnome-keyring 3.6.3-0ubuntu2 i386 GNOME keyring services (daemon and tools)
ii gnome-klotski 1:3.8.0-0ubuntu1 i386 Klotski puzzle game for GNOME
ii gnome-mahjongg 1:3.8.0-0ubuntu1 i386 classic Eastern tile game for GNOME
ii gnome-media 3.4.0-1ubuntu1 i386 GNOME media utilities
ii gnome-menus 3.6.2-0ubuntu1 i386 GNOME implementation of the freedesktop menu specification
ii gnome-mines 1:3.8.0-0ubuntu1 i386 popular minesweeper puzzle game for GNOME
ii gnome-nettool 3.2.0-1 i386 network information tool for GNOME
ii gnome-nibbles 1:3.8.0-0ubuntu1 i386 snake game, up to four players
ii gnome-online-accounts 3.6.2-1ubuntu1 i386 GNOME Online Accounts
ii gnome-orca 3.8.0-0ubuntu1 all Scriptable screen reader
ii gnome-packagekit 3.6.0-0ubuntu1 i386 Graphical distribution neutral software management tools
ii gnome-packagekit-data 3.6.0-0ubuntu1 all Data files for graphical distribution neutral software management tools
ii gnome-panel 1:3.6.2-0ubuntu3 i386 launcher and docking facility for GNOME
ii gnome-panel-data 1:3.6.2-0ubuntu3 all common files for the GNOME Panel
ii gnome-power-manager 3.6.0-1ubuntu1 i386 power management tool for the GNOME desktop
ii gnome-robots 1:3.8.0-0ubuntu1 i386 improved old BSD robots game
ii gnome-screensaver 3.6.1-0ubuntu3 i386 GNOME screen saver and locker
ii gnome-screenshot 3.6.1-0ubuntu2.1 i386 screenshot application for GNOME
ii gnome-session 3.6.2-0ubuntu5 all GNOME Session Manager - GNOME 3 session
ii gnome-session-bin 3.6.2-0ubuntu5 i386 GNOME Session Manager - Minimal runtime
ii gnome-session-canberra 0.30-0ubuntu2 i386 GNOME session log in and log out sound events
ii gnome-session-common 3.6.2-0ubuntu5 all GNOME Session Manager - common files
ii gnome-session-fallback 3.6.2-0ubuntu5 all GNOME Session Manager - GNOME fallback session
ii gnome-settings-daemon 3.6.4-0ubuntu8 i386 daemon handling the GNOME session settings
ii gnome-shell 3.6.3.1-0ubuntu6 i386 graphical shell for the GNOME desktop
ii gnome-shell-common 3.6.3.1-0ubuntu6 all common files for the GNOME graphical shell
ii gnome-shell-extensions 3.6.0-0ubuntu1 all Extensions to extend functionality of GNOME Shell
ii gnome-software-manager 3.6.0-0ubuntu1 i386 Graphical distribution neutral software manager
ii gnome-sudoku 1:3.8.1-0ubuntu2 all Sudoku puzzle game for GNOME
ii gnome-sushi 3.6.1-0ubuntu1 i386 sushi is a quick previewer for nautilus
ii gnome-system-log 3.6.1-0ubuntu1 i386 system log viewer for GNOME
ii gnome-system-monitor 3.8.0-0ubuntu1 i386 Process viewer and system resource monitor for GNOME
ii gnome-terminal 3.6.1-0ubuntu4 i386 GNOME terminal emulator application
ii gnome-terminal-data 3.6.1-0ubuntu4 all Data files for the GNOME terminal emulator
ii gnome-tetravex 1:3.8.0-0ubuntu1 i386 put tiles on a board and match their edges together
ii gnome-themes-standard:i386 3.6.5-0ubuntu1 i386 Standard GNOME themes
ii gnome-themes-standard-data 3.6.5-0ubuntu1 all Data files for GNOME standard themes
ii gnome-tweak-tool 3.6.1-1 all tool to adjust advanced configuration settings for GNOME
ii gnome-update-viewer 3.6.0-0ubuntu1 i386 Graphical distribution neutral software update viewer
ii gnome-user-guide 3.6.2-0ubuntu1 all GNOME user's guide
ii gnome-user-share 3.0.4-0ubuntu1 i386 User level public file sharing via WebDAV or ObexFTP
ii gnome-video-effects 0.4.0-1ubuntu2 all GNOME Video Effects
ii language-pack-gnome-en 1:13.04+20130418 all GNOME translation updates for language English
ii language-pack-gnome-en-base 1:13.04+20130418 all GNOME translations for language English
ii libgnome-bluetooth11 3.6.1-0ubuntu3 i386 GNOME Bluetooth tools - support library
ii libgnome-control-center1 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu24.1 i386 utilities to configure the GNOME desktop
ii libgnome-desktop-3-4 3.6.3-0ubuntu1 i386 Utility library for loading .desktop files - runtime files
ii libgnome-keyring-common 3.6.0-1 all GNOME keyring services library - data files
ii libgnome-keyring0:i386 3.6.0-1 i386 GNOME keyring services library
ii libgnome-media-profiles-3.0-0 3.0.0-1ubuntu1 i386 GNOME Media Profiles library
ii libgnome-menu-3-0 3.6.2-0ubuntu1 i386 GNOME implementation of the freedesktop menu specification
ii libp11-kit-gnome-keyring:i386 3.6.3-0ubuntu2 i386 GNOME keyring module for the PKCS#11 module loading library
ii libpam-gnome-keyring:i386 3.6.3-0ubuntu2 i386 PAM module to unlock the GNOME keyring upon login
ii thunderbird-gnome-support 1:24.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1 i386 Email, RSS and newsgroup client - GNOME support


From all of this they determined that I had been using an open source driver. They suggested I use a Nvidia one instead, and so I downloaded one and now I am waiting to see if it will have made a difference? There were several to select from so I chose the one with the most updates. Now as I said whether this will stop Dash from crashing and or freezing is now a matter of waiting and crossing my fingers?

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Old 10-07-2013, 02:03 AM   #35
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From all of this they determined that I had been using an open source driver. They suggested I use a Nvidia one instead, and so I downloaded one and now I am waiting to see if it will have made a difference? There were several to select from so I chose the one with the most updates. Now as I said whether this will stop Dash from crashing and or freezing is now a matter of waiting and crossing my fingers?
Use jockey (the 'hardware drivers' tool) and get the 'nvidia-current' (304.XX) drivers.

They might stop dash freezing....they might not.
 
Old 10-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #36
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The driver I have is:

Nvidia binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU Library from nvidia-304-update proprietary.

There was another driver the same as this one except it was not marked with any updates just; nvidia-304 proprietary.

So far I have not had a crash and or freeze and I hope I have experienced my last one. Knock of Formica...
 
Old 10-07-2013, 01:41 PM   #37
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The one you've chosen is ok. The difference is that nvidia-304 uses the fixed drivers tested on Ubuntu during the distro release process while the nvidia-current-updates one can have a driver updated after the release. For now both drivers are the same. If you still have some problems you can try newer nvidia-310 version.
 
Old 10-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #38
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Thanks I'll keep that in mind, about the Nvidia 310.
 
Old 10-08-2013, 12:56 AM   #39
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Its not possible run run 310.XX drivers with a GeForce 7300 LE. 6XXX and 7XXX GPUs will not work with the 310.XX driver.

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The Linux 304.* legacy driver series is the last to support the NV4x and G7x GPUs and motherboard chipsets based on them.
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answe...ort-timeframes

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I have confirmed with NVIDIA that the current 304.xx Linux graphics driver series is "the last release branch for some cards, including GeForce 6/7."
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTE3MDA
 
  


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