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Linux Mint mate locking up!


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#1 paul88ks

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:01 AM

This has just started happening- after being away from my computer for a while,my Linux Mint mate 17.1 locks up on me. No programs will open, nothing.i still have use of the mouse and keyboard,but not anything else,until i reboot,and then everything is fine. Any ideas?



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:37 AM

Can you check all settings / power there should be an option Suspend when inactive for and set it to don't suspend.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:45 AM

I'll check that - I'm on my Windows machine at the moment - but thanks for the tip - I didn't know that was an option!



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:51 AM

No hurry.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:57 AM

Nope - it's set on NEVER, so I don't know what's going on?



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:40 AM

If you right click on the mouse when it's over the desktop, can you open any menus?  Ctrl-ALT-BACKSPACE should kill and restart the X server;  try that to see if the X server is hung.  CTRL-ALT-F[1-9] should switch you to a text console, see if you can do that and log in.  That will let you look around a bit.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:52 AM

 

If you right click on the mouse when it's over the desktop, can you open any menus?  Ctrl-ALT-BACKSPACE should kill and restart the X server;  try that to see if the X server is hung.  CTRL-ALT-F[1-9] should switch you to a text console, see if you can do that and log in.  That will let you look around a bit.

Thanks - i will try that- I thought my processor might be overheating-but i checked that and it is within normal limits. As of this evening,now it is locking up while I am on it- just all of a sudden- very perplexing!



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 04:40 AM

Last time that happened to me it turned out to be the HDD starting to fail, so I would check the health of the drive.

 

There are third party tools that you can use, but I've been advised before in the Hardware forum here that the best way of checking drives is usually to use whatever tools the manufacturer supplies.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 08:24 PM

AI1000-i downloaded the Western Digital diagnostic- and did an extended test- passed with flying colors- I'm going to check my Ubuntu Studio partition and see if the same thing is happening there- if not- its something wrong with Mint mate- because my Win 10 and Ubuntu Studio are on either side of it on the drive- very weird! Worst case scenario is that i have to reinstall- and i have backups of all my stuff- so -we are talking about an hour - tops!


Edited by paul88ks, 14 August 2015 - 08:26 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 03:08 AM

AI1000-i downloaded the Western Digital diagnostic- and did an extended test- passed with flying colors

Pleased to hear it. Better safe than sorry.

Did you try restarting X server or logging into a text console as mremski suggested?

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 04:10 AM

Not yet - just got home from work - will do tomorrow!



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:56 AM

Cool. In case you've never done it before and for anyone who doesn't know, to get back into the GUI from a text console it's CTRL-ALT-F7, and you can reboot from the text console with
sudo reboot
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sudo shutdown -r now


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:40 PM

 

If you right click on the mouse when it's over the desktop, can you open any menus?  Ctrl-ALT-BACKSPACE should kill and restart the X server;  try that to see if the X server is hung.  CTRL-ALT-F[1-9] should switch you to a text console, see if you can do that and log in.  That will let you look around a bit.

Ok - i did that! and it logged off and had me log back on- I also went into recovery mode and chose

Repair Broken packages

All seems to be ok now- will keep you guys informed!

 

Apparently i have it set to auto-login when I installed Linux Mint! We shall see how it goes!


Edited by paul88ks, 16 August 2015 - 09:41 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:18 PM

New problem - now fixed - i also had to reinstall my printer- it was not working as well- not sure what is going on here-



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:20 AM

Still locking up- doing a ClamAV scan but i don't think it will find any thing-






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