[Mageia-discuss] Freeze up

Gary Montalbine gmontalbine at cox.net
Thu Jun 23 03:56:53 CEST 2011

On 06/22/2011 08:28 PM, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 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.
Technical terminology may be faulty. I have a 64 bit CPU with 4 1 Gig 
memory cards. I use the 32 bit version of Mageia with the desktop 
kernel. I use KDE as my desktop. I have 8 windows that usually have 
programs open in them. I think with the first install iscan with Gimp 
overloaded the taskbar. Every time I scanned a photo a new window would 
open until eventually there would be no text. Only small icons. The 
program would then go into a reboot that froze. With the second install 
I was in Thunderbird both times. It just froze. No attempt to reboot. 
However gimp was open. Not sure about iscan.  The computer runs 24 hrs a 


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