freezing up

Lorin Pino ljpino at
Mon Dec 11 23:40:14 UTC 2006

Steve Flynn wrote:
> On 11/12/06, *helen johnson* <helenjohns40 at 
> <mailto:helenjohns40 at>> wrote:
>     hi, could anyone tell me what to do to stop the freezing up?
>     I am running ubuntu Linux mint edgy 6.10 on a hp pavilion, a 264
>     w, with
>     amd athalon xp,..but it happens with all the Linux distros  I load up!
>     and it takes time after time trying, to install Linux! please help??
> When you say "freezing up" is there no response at all from the 
> machine. Do the keyboard lights work, for example, after the machine 
> has locked?
> Is there anything in the syslog?
> What are your boot parameters? ACPI enabled or not?
> -- 
> Steve
> Despair - It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black... 
Also, when does it freeze up?  If you have a problematic video card, 
even your choice of screensaver could be causing you trouble.  It will 
take a little more info for people to help.

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