[xubuntu-users] Random Freezes on Old machine

João Santiago exalowprofile at gmail.com
Wed May 30 08:22:12 UTC 2007


How do I do that? through dpkg reconfigure x.org?

On 5/29/07, Luzius Thöny <lucius.antonius at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> João Santiago wrote:
> > Hi y'all!
> >
> > I convinced a friend of mine to switch to Xubuntu, since he was using
> > Xp and
> > the computer was at it's knees. Now it runs flawlessly, he can even
> watch
> > videos, both local and from the Internet (Youtube, Google video, etc.).
> >
> > The problem is that without any error or notice the screen freezes, just
> > like that. If I'm, for example, listening to music, it will continue to
> > play, but the screen doesn't change (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace doesn't work).
> > This
> > also happens when the screensaver comes up - I can't get back to the
> > desktop, being forced to manually reboot.
> >
> > His specs are pretty bad: Celeron 1Ghz, 256Mb RAM, Nvidia Aladdin TNT
> > 16MB
> > (nvidia-legacy drivers are installed and activated). The system is
> > completely up-to-date.
> >
> > Just a note: this doesn't happen when I open a specific app, it just
> > happens
> > out of the blue.
> >
> > Anything you can think of? Does XU logs this type of occorence? If it
> > does,
> > where can I see them?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Santiago
> >
>
> sounds to me like a a problem with the graphics driver, causing X to
> lock up. have you tried using simple VESA graphics mode?
>
> ~luzi
>
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