[ubuntu-uk] Constant crashing

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Sat May 31 20:46:26 UTC 2014


I doubt you'd find 2gb in a pentium 4. I'll install Lubuntu or Xubuntu and
see how that goes.


On 31 May 2014 21:31, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
> >> >> > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk
> >> >> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/
> >> >>
> >> >> 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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> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
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> >> >
> >>
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