Frequent lockups :(

brian brian at
Mon Mar 28 21:33:02 CEST 2016

On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:56:55 -0500, you wrote:

>Ah, I fully understand that. Small world: I grew up in LaGrange.
Washington County here - though we only moved to Maine five years ago.

>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.
I've done a couple of rolling upgrades, my original install media was
Squeeze. :) I'll have to grab a live distro for Jessie, one of those
many things requiring a round tuit. 

>Re: Jessie. Yeah, that's why I'm on Sid. I believe they do that
>intentionally to keep people using Gnome.
Possibly so - but the problem with Sid for me is the insane rate at
which the updates come through, at least they did when I tried Sid in
a VM. Our power supply is so unreliable I don't like running the PC
unattended, so short of my turning nocturnal, we're back to the
bandwidth allocation and the anti-social hours for the unmetered
window as the problem. There are only two houses on this road which
are out of reach (due to topography) of *both* of the local wireless
ISPs, and I'm one of the lucky two. :( I'm stuck with satellite for
the foreseeable future - I would change in a heartbeat if I ever had a
viable alternative. 


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