[Mageia-discuss] Freeze up

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 23 02:28:31 CEST 2011

2011/6/23 Gary Montalbine <gmontalbine at cox.net>:
> As I mentioned earlier I was having trouble with an overloaded windows
> taskbar or whatever is across the bottom that shows what is open in my
> windows. Also the program would suddenly try to reboot and stop. This
> happened at least 3 times in 6 days. I reloaded ML2010.2. Monday I decided
> to retry Mageia because I liked a couple of features. Outside of the
> inability to select the proprietary driver for my radeon video card during
> install all went well. I figured out how to install it using mcc. I changed
> the kernel to desktop instead of server. About 3 hours later the system
> froze and I had to push the reset button. The system froze again Tuesday. So
> far no problem today. I have had more freeze ups in the last 3 weeks with
> Mageia than an entire year with ML. I am a user with limited technical
> skills. I would be glad to work with someone to see if we can figure out the
> problem. If it continues I will need to return to ML.

I'm no techie but I'd start with describing exactly what you were
doing when the system freezed (like what apps were open, what you were
doing the moment the freeze happened, etc.). Plus a little bit more
about the hardware of the computer.


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