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[solved] mx-17 freezing

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wellsey
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Re: mx-17 freezing

#11 Post by wellsey » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:42 am

spandey wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:53 am
Do you have a SWAP partition enabled?
chrispop99 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:25 am
Please report anything you find
Memtest showed no problems, but launching gParted showed that I had the 6GB partition which I had intended as the swap but it was not marked 'linux-swap' and so obviously was not enabled.
I now have an enabled swap partition and this I guess was the problem.

Thanks for the help and I will mark this topic solved in a few days after I have had time to give the laptop some prolonged use

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Re: mx-17 freezing

#12 Post by chrispop99 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:49 am

Thanks for the feedback.

Chris
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32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
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[solved] mx-17 freezing

#13 Post by wellsey » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:11 am

Marking this as solved now
Interestingly the swapon setting did not persist over reboots until I edited etc/fstab

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Re: [solved] mx-17 freezing

#14 Post by PondLife » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:29 am

If xkill does not work then another way preferable to hitting the power button would be to press and hold Alt and SysRq buttons then press the following characters ‘r’ ‘e’ ‘i’ ‘s’ ‘u’ ‘b’. The computer should then reboot safely.
MX-17.1_x64 | i3-4360T | 4GB RAM | Samsung 250GB SSD

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