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Love MX but it freezes to often

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Re: Love MX but it freezes to often

#11 Post by jbander » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:58 pm

colin_b wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:45 am
From DistroWatch reviews:
I beg MX developers pardon ! Some days before, i put a score of 3 at MXLinux, cause black screen and others freezes. It was not the fault of MX, but the fault of "secure boot" of windows !
Is this the problem?
I'm not duel booting windows

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Re: Love MX but it freezes to often

#12 Post by jbander » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:00 pm

Gordon Cooper wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Freezing is not a common MX problem so there is obviously something wrong.

1.Does it only happen with Firefox ? If so you could delete Firefox and re-install. Or delete and install another browser.

2. Not sure what you mean by 'Even open other other Apps' do you mean opening other Apps when Firefox is running and it still freezes.

3 How do you get out of the freeze. Have to power down and re-start or is Esc enough?

I do not get freezes, do have Firefox installed on my laptop but prefer Palemoon on the main desktop computer.

Gordon.
If other apps are open when Firefox freezes I also can't get into the other open apps. I reboot on freeze. I have updated Firefox but it still freezes.

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Re: Love MX but it freezes to often

#13 Post by jbander » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:01 pm

Sorry for making you wait so long for a response from me. and thanks for the help. it gave me great ideas that I will try.

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Re: Love MX but it freezes to often

#14 Post by wellsey » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:04 pm

I'm no expert but looks like you have not a got a swap partition.

I had a similar freezing problem - I had a swap partition defined but it was not enabled

enabling my swap partiton cured my freezing problem

see viewtopic.php?f=97&t=46039#p457249


( you could install a conkey that displays memory usage and keep it visible on your desktop while you use firefox, that way you could see if at the time of the freeze the memory usage is maxed out )

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Re: Love MX but it freezes to often

#15 Post by Stevo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:49 pm

jbander wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:58 pm
colin_b wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:45 am
From DistroWatch reviews:
I beg MX developers pardon ! Some days before, i put a score of 3 at MXLinux, cause black screen and others freezes. It was not the fault of MX, but the fault of "secure boot" of windows !
Is this the problem?
I'm not duel booting windows
Secure boot is toggled in your computers "BIOS" (really UEFI) setup utility. It doesn't need to have Windows present at all.

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Re: Love MX but it freezes to often

#16 Post by Stevo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:51 pm

Stevo wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:49 pm
jbander wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:58 pm
colin_b wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:45 am
From DistroWatch reviews:



Is this the problem?
I'm not duel booting windows
Secure boot is toggled in your computers "BIOS" (really UEFI) setup utility. It doesn't need to have Windows present at all.
IDK if it's been mentioned in this thread, but trying the Debian 4.9 kernel may also help freezing issues, as long as you don't have the lastest 2018 hardware that requires a newer kernel.

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Re: Love MX but it freezes to often

#17 Post by jbander » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:55 pm

Can't find secure boot in Bios I've added a swap, i just put it at the end of the hard drive, does it correlate with the distro automatically.

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Re: Love MX but it freezes to often

#18 Post by oops » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:21 am

jbander wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:55 pm
Can't find secure boot in Bios I've added a swap, i just put it at the end of the hard drive, does it correlate with the distro automatically.
No You have to modify your /etc/fstab file, and add:
Check before the UUID of the swap:

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blkid 
...
/dev/sda5: LABEL="SWAP" UUID="999-888-777-666" TYPE="swap" PARTLABEL="SWAP" PARTUUID="111-222-333-444"
...
Edit /etc/fstab and add the swap, ex:
#Entry for /dev/sda5 :

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UUID=999-888-777-666	swap 	swap	 defaults	0	0

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mount -a #to reload fstab

sudo swapon -av
ou
sudo swapon /dev/sda5

free # to see if applyed
More info. here:
https://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/swap
$ inxi -Fxxxz : System: Host:XEON ... Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum

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Re: Love MX but it freezes to often

#19 Post by jbander » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:08 pm

Thanks for the help but that command line instructions are beyond my at this point

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Re: Love MX but it freezes to often

#20 Post by Richard » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:01 pm

When I was new to Linux,
I found myself reinstalling to get back to a working configuration
after I had changed something that broke normal operation.

For me, re-installing was and is an educational experience.
I learned the ins and outs of the installer,
getting a new working install in the process.

Nowadays, I know a few things and methods that can be fixed
to get back to a working installation, but installation is sometimes quicker.
Thanks to the MX-Snapshot tool I install a snapshot to get back to a known state.
I had been looking for that easy to use tool since about 2001.

NOTE: With the snapshot and a separate /DATA partition for all data,
I don't lose any data by reinstalling and the snapshot keeps my configuration.
/home/richard stays on the root install and contains only configuration data.
I often make a backup of parts of /home/richard/.config, just in case.
MX18b1: Lenovo T430: Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3320M, 8GB RAM, 4.9.0-8-amd64, 119 GB SSD
MX18b1: Eee&AA1 NBs: Dual Core Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-686, 150 GB HDD
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