[ubuntu-uk] Constant crashing

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat May 31 20:31:26 UTC 2014


On 31 May 2014 21:16, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> This Thunderbird issue is doing my head in! It now tells me I have emails
> that don't exist! I suppose asking it to run Ubuntu could be taxing the
> hardware and causing an overheat. I'll take a look tomorrow.

I have just looked back and realised this is the thread about the old
PC, I don't think we know yet how much RAM it has, crashing could be
caused by not enough.  If less than 1GB then no hope of running Unity
I think, ideally at least 2GB.

Colin

>
>
> On 31 May 2014 21:11, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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
>> the freeze.
>> 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.
>>
>> Colin
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > 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>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > 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
>> >> >
>> >> >
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>> >>
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> 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 !
>> >>
>> >> Regards
>> >>
>> >> Pete S
>> >>
>> >>
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