I just installed #! on my machine (asus notebook - intel i3 ivy 1.7, 4gb ) and i really like this distribution. (migrated from ubuntu+cinnamon)
I have a hybrid hdd, with a 22gb ssd. I just made 2 partitions from this ssd (1gb swap, the rest ext4, mount point in /).
I've heard that openbox is the most stable desktop enviroement but it doesn't seem for me at the first sight.
First time i experienced a total freeze (nothing works: ctrl+alt+del, ctrl+alt+backspace, ctrl+alt+f1 ->f6) was in less than 10 minutes after the installation was done (the exact moment: double click on a .txt file from thunar). Next time i was downloading netbeans in chrome - the same problem: complete freeze.
Any ideea why i experience this behavior?
Should I make some mem. tests?
Please give me some suggestions. I really like this distribution but I cannot use it like this.
Last edited by nicu.natra (2013-03-20 13:33:16)
Not sure why you are having Openbox problems, could be your graphics card.
What I would like to point out is the use of swap on an SSD is not recommended, too many write cycles, best put it on an ordinary HDD, or not use any if you have over 1gb ram. Also 'noatime' is recommended as an option in /etc/fstab.
I would suggest giving Waldorf a try. It is based on the testing repo but quite stable already.
Statler is still nice for older hardware.
My graphic card is an intel integrated (so there shouldn't be any nvidia-like driver problems ).
I will try remove the swap space since it is probably not used at all. (In ubuntu i usually set the swappiness to 1)
@xaos52: Version 11 (waldorf) is the one that i'm currently using - sorry for not pointing that out when i started my post
You posted in 'Stable' - hence the confusion.
Desktop freeze or system freeze?
Can, you switch to vc when it happens?
Does the numlock indicator go on/off when you press the NumLock key?
Sounds like system freeze from your first post.
Anything suspicious in dmesg, /var/log/syslog
Last edited by xaos52 (2013-03-18 09:33:00)
It's a system freeze (caps, num do not work).
When something like this happened in cinnamon , ctrl+alt+f3 would provide me a console from which i was able to reboot the system.
No key combinations works when the system freezes here.
P.S. Sorry for not posting in the appropriate section.
Should i notify the admin to move it or I can do this by myself?
Last edited by nicu.natra (2013-03-18 09:57:36)
Only admins can move threads.
Post output of
I can only do this in about 7 hours starting from this moment (since I cannot reach my laptop running #! right now).
OK - no problem.
Have a nice day.
- apt-mark hold account
I will try to upgrade the kernel (I never did it before but shouldn't be that complicated ).
I will also post the results asap.
I updated the kernel to 3.5 version and it seems to be fine so far.
I'll mark this as solved if i don't experience any other crashes in the following days.
Thanks for your help.
- apt-mark hold account
If anything goes wrong i'll update to 3.6 but I'm happy so far