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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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