Frequent lockups :(

brian brian at
Mon Mar 28 20:54:28 CEST 2016

On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:42:13 -0500, you wrote:

>Alright, so I've noticed some things about your situation.
>1. You're on 4.10. I promise you would enjoy 4.12 more. :)

The version I'm using is the one in the Debian Jessie repositories.
Rightly or wrongly, I try to stick with the Debian-supplied versions
of packages if I can. 

>2. You're using an ATI card, which means there could be specific video
>driver issues you're experiencing.
The graphics are on the motherboard, not a separate card. That's
possibly a problem? 

>Unfortunately neither of these things can really be solved XFCE. Before
>you're sure it's an XFCE problem, can you try using GNOME or something
>for the same purposes and see if you get any lock up? (apt-get install
>gnome-desktop, and then just log into a gnome session)
That will take some time - I'm on satellite internet (nothing else is
available to me out here in the wilds of Maine) and so my bandwidth is
VERY restricted at any sensible hour of the day. I can only do other
than minor downloads between 0200 and 0700 my time. I'll queue up a
job to download the GNOME packages for tomorrow's small hours...

>I'm not encouraging anyone to use GNOME, but maybe we can at least
>determine if this is XFCE's fault, and maybe properly file a bug as
>regards that.
That's fine, if it solves the problem I'm willing to put in the work.
As I said in an earlier message, this sort of stuff is a bit too near
the metal for me. 

Thanks for the assistance. 


More information about the Xfce mailing list