[ubuntu-uk] Constant crashing
clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat May 31 20:11:08 UTC 2014
On 31 May 2014 08:44, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry for the late reply guys. For some reason as yet unexplained
> Thunderbird decided to tell me I had unread emails but wouldn't display
> them! It's not running slowly at all, it just freezes at random points
> forcing you to power-cycle. I will be taking another look at it later on
> today. I may try a re-install with one of the other flavours, we'll see.
Do you mean that the machine is absolutely frozen? No mouse,
Ctrl+Alt+F1 does nothing, etc?
Have a look in /var/log/syslog to see if there are any messages before
If nothing there then it could well be a hardware issue, overheating
possibly, or PSU for example. Try booting into memtest and leave it
running for a few hours and see if it freezes then or shows errors.
> On 30 May 2014 15:47, Pete Smout <smoutpete at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On May 30, 2014 9:57 AM, "George DiceGeorge" <dicegeorge at hotmail.com>
>> > as its an older machine try xubuntu?
>> > http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/
>> > [g]
>> > -----Original Message----- From: Gareth France Sent: Friday, 30 May,
>> > 2014 07:07 To: UK Ubuntu Talk Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Constant crashing
>> > I recently installed Ubuntu on a friends computer as it was running
>> > painfully slowly with Windows. It is an older machine and xxxxxxxxxx
>> > --
>> > ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
>> > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk
>> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/
>> On that age of machine I would consider lubuntu or xubuntu or even
>> crunchbang (not a *buntu but Debian based lightweight Openbox os, hope I
>> don't break any list rules straying from *buntus)
>> Also look at how much RAM the machine has, it can be picked up for a few
>> pounds now !
>> Pete S
>> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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