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[SOLVED] Intermittent Screen Freezes
« on: February 26, 2015, 07:17:00 AM »
 

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I'm posting on Video Cards thinking the problem lies there, however I'm not sure. I'm salvaging a relatively old desktop (back when Vista was around) for friends of mine. The installation went fine but I'm encountering intermittent screen freezes, which produce lines across the screen. It seems to occur especially when I'm browsing. I have to switch off the hard drive and then try again. Most times, it reboots OK but a few minutes later, the same problem occurs. I changed the D-SUB connection over and there was some improvement. I was thinking this may have solved the problem, but I had another freeze whilst in Thunderbird.
I've attached the System Report - hope someone can help.

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Re: Intermittent screen freezes
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 10:01:36 AM »
 

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Hi Pauloz,

Have you updated the system with:
    Menu > All > Install Updates

Are any proprietary drivers available when you run:
    Menu > All > Install Drivers

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...but I'm encountering intermittent screen freezes
What are you encountering intermittent screen freezes on? Are they general and random freezes or do they happen while on the internet using Firefox?
 

Re: Intermittent screen freezes
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 05:44:55 PM »
 

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Hi Scott

Updates have been installed. The freezes are mainly when going into Firefox or Chrome (I prefer to use Chrome), but have occurred at start-up and in Thunderbird. Proprietary drivers available:

1. NVIDIA legacy binary driver - version 304.125 from nvidia-304 (proprietary,tested)
2. NVIDIA legacy binary driver - version 304.125 from nvidia-304 - updates (proprietary)
3. X Org X Server - Nouveau display driver from XServer-xorg-video-nouveau (open source)
4. NVIDIA legacy binary driver - version 173.14.39 from nvidia-173 (proprietary)

Also, a message comes up: "This device is using an alternative driver", which is NVIDIA Corp:C61 (GeForce 6150SE nForce 430)

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Re: Intermittent screen freezes
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 06:08:43 PM »
 

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Hardware please , it will help on someone s help .

Gee , it was in the Report , sorry about that mate .
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Re: Intermittent screen freezes
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 06:49:00 PM »
 

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Try the following, open a terminal and do:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates

Then reboot.
Last Edit: February 26, 2015, 08:53:52 PM by Jerry
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Re: Intermittent screen freezes
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 07:54:15 PM »
 

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 OK Jerry, I've done both commands. The "Install Drivers" option displays the same 4 proprietary drivers available as I previously posted.

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Re: Intermittent screen freezes
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 07:55:39 PM »
 

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Did you reboot?
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2015, 08:29:24 PM »
 

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Oops forgot (stlll a novice, please forgive me). Done, the same 4 options appear but the NVIDIA version 304.125 from nvidia-304-updates is now checked. I noticed when rebooting, the Ubuntu 14.04 opening screen appeared. Are we on our way now?

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Re: Intermittent screen freezes
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2015, 08:31:16 PM »
 

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Depends, has your problem in regard to intermittent screen freezes been fixed?
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2015, 08:52:16 PM »
 

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I haven't had any freezes at all today. If that changes, will advise..

Thanks again for your help.
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Re: Intermittent screen freezes
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2015, 08:53:19 PM »
 

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Good. To fix the 'Ubuntu' boot, open a terminal and enter the following:

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sudo sed -i "s/Ubuntu 14.04/Linux Lite 2.2/;s/black=0x2c001e/black=0x000000/;s/white=0xffffff/white=0xffffff/;s/brown=0xff4012/brown=0xffff00/;s/blue=0x988592/blue=0x000000/" /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-text/ubuntu-text.plymouth && sudo update-initramfs -u
Then reboot.
Last Edit: February 27, 2015, 12:04:10 AM by Jerry
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