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SOLVED -- How to fix freezing.

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SOLVED -- How to fix freezing.

#1 Post by rdotex » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:47 pm

I'm using MX-16.1 and am now getting the freezing of the display. Never got that on MX-15 or any earlier. How to solve? I will reinstall an older version if needed to fix this!

Edit: Actually, the display is not freezing, it seems to be Firefox. The cursor still moves, and the 'ctrl, alt esc' gives the 'kill sign', but is slow to act.

inxi -F
$ inxi -F
System: Host: mx1 Kernel: 4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.2
Distro: MX-16_x64 Metamorphosis 12 December 2016
Machine: Device: desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 755 serial: N/A
Mobo: Dell model: 0GM819 serial: N/A BIOS: Dell v: A04 date: 11/05/2007
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E4400 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
clock speeds: max: 1995 MHz 1: 1995 MHz 2: 1995 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Q35 version: 2.1 Mesa 12.0.3
Audio: Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64
Network: Card: Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: half mac: 00:1e:4f:93:89:d0
Drives: HDD Total Size: 580.1GB (1.6% used)
ID-1: /dev/sdb model: ST3500630AS size: 500.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD800JD size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 72G used: 6.9G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.18GB used: 0.19GB (9%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 185 Uptime: 5:25 Memory: 390.9/1960.5MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.54

inxi-F
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Re: How to fix freezing.

#2 Post by i_ri » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:55 pm

hello rdotex
Is the apt-notifier showng any number of available upgrades?
Suggesting have machine complete a update, upgrade, shutdown, start. begin troubleshoooting after that.
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Re: How to fix freezing.

#3 Post by timkb4cq » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:08 pm

If you installed saving home, it's likely you need to re-make Firefox's profile. Export your bookmarks, close Firefox and delete the hidden ~./mozilla folder. It will created fresh when you next start Firefox.
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Re: How to fix freezing.

#4 Post by rdotex » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:03 pm

i_ri wrote:hello rdotex
Is the apt-notifier showng any number of available upgrades?
Suggesting have machine complete a update, upgrade, shutdown, start. begin troubleshoooting after that.
No. No updates showing. I do that almost daily.
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Re: How to fix freezing.

#5 Post by rdotex » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:05 pm

timkb4cq wrote:If you installed saving home, it's likely you need to re-make Firefox's profile. Export your bookmarks, close Firefox and delete the hidden ~./mozilla folder. It will created fresh when you next start Firefox.
I'm not really sure I understand all you said, but I will do the 'Export...' thing and let you know how it went.

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Re: How to fix freezing.

#6 Post by rdotex » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:25 pm

timkb4cq wrote:If you installed saving home, it's likely you need to re-make Firefox's profile. Export your bookmarks, close Firefox and delete the hidden ~./mozilla folder. It will created fresh when you next start Firefox.
Well..., this 'Old Fart' cannot find "...the hidden -./mozilla folder"! Can you please tell me where it might be?j AND , how to find it!

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Re: How to fix freezing.

#7 Post by timkb4cq » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:30 pm

In the File Manager, use the View menu to select Show Hidden Files. It's also toggleable with <Ctrl>+H
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Re: How to fix freezing.

#8 Post by rdotex » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:15 am

timkb4cq wrote:In the File Manager, use the View menu to select Show Hidden Files. It's also toggleable with <Ctrl>+H
OK. I finally got around to doing it and it Worked!

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Re: How to fix freezing.

#9 Post by Kestrel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:48 am

How do I mark it as 'Solved'?
Go to your first post in the thread, click the edit button ie the one with the pencil icon and add the word "solved" in the title . Then click submit.
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