Frequent lockups :(

phm moonpunter at
Mon Mar 28 20:56:55 CEST 2016

Ah, I fully understand that. Small world: I grew up in LaGrange.

So, if you still have your install media handy, you could try running a
live distro and see if any of the behavior is repeated. The goal is to
determine if any of your recent updates have caused this.

Re: Jessie. Yeah, that's why I'm on Sid. I believe they do that
intentionally to keep people using Gnome.

brian wrote:
> 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. 
> Brian. 
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