[xubuntu-users] Random Freezes on Old machine

Luzius Thöny lucius.antonius at gmail.com
Wed May 30 09:14:40 UTC 2007

João Santiago wrote:
> How do I do that? through dpkg reconfigure x.org?

1. make a backup of /etc/X11/xorg.conf
2. 'gksudo mousepad /etc/X11/xorg.conf'
3. locate 'Section "Device"'
4. change 'Driver' (probably 'nv' or 'nvidia') to 'vesa'
5. restart X (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace)

if X doens't come up, revert to the backup of xorg.conf using the 
command line.

just for the record: VESA mode is not fun, you will probably not be able 
to watch videos and stuff, but if VESA mode runs fine,  you know that 
the graphics driver is causing the freezes.

another idea is to go to launchpad and look for bugs related to your 
graphics card.


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