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    Default System Lock-up Upon boot and other issues...

    I am using suse, the newest realease, and gnome desktop 2.24.1, my notebook is very capable of running this program, hardware is above and beyond system requirements.

    First,
    After shutting, or changing users, the system takes a long time to boot up. After initialization, or log-in, the system freezes upon going to computer/applications/documents/places, and I have to manually shut down and restart. Usually the second time everything runs smoothly.

    Second,
    video or .swf player issues in websites. I am using firefox browser, with all the loaded add-ons, ,swf player and banshee media player is loaded. However, upon loading a news website and wanting to watch the news video, or play a game on a gaming site, nothing happens, no video; although, if you right-click the video banshee options appear, but fail to work.

    any help appreciated.

    Tim

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    assistant NNTP User

    Default Re: System Lock-up Upon boot and other issues...

    > First, After shutting, or changing users, the system takes a long
    > time to boot up.


    define long time please. (90 seconds, or 90 minutes)



    > After initialization, or log-in, the system
    > freezes upon going to computer/applications/documents/places


    if this it pretty soon after booting up, then you need to disable or
    uninstall Beagle...easiest is to right click the dopey dog on your
    task bar (with the red hankie), then choose Configure Kerry > Deamon
    Status (tab) > Stop (the button near the top) > Ok

    that should get rid of the biggest slowdown...the other one that runs
    right after boot is the openSUSE Updater...it is the green globe
    looking icon near the Dog...if it is pulsating it is WORKING, which
    usually uses lots of CPU cycles but for a short time...it is checking
    to see if there are security updates that need to be installed to
    keep you safe...and, it is wise to let it do its job, completely and
    fully...and THEN get busy doing your other stuff with an UPDATED and
    safe system..



    > I have to manually shut down and restart. Usually the second time
    > everything runs smoothly.


    yep, the second time i think both the updater and the dog can see
    that they have started lately, and they snooze....but, you miss the
    updates that might be critical..

    i can't help with the firefox problem...mine "just worked"...ah, you
    did follow all the tips, tricks, and HINTS at:

    http://forums.opensuse.org/applicati...-sub-area.html

    if not, do that..

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    assistant

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    Default Re: System Lock-up Upon boot and other issues...

    OK, i turned off the dog indexer in firefox. i boot acpi=off, and see that updater has finished.
    i then go to my computer icon on bottom left of gui. i click on mail, or firefox or something and the system locks-up. not the desktop but the bottom tool bar functions.

    i really am at a loss of what to do. i trashed windows for the various and obvious reasons that most do.i assumed that by using a stable linux program that I would have a faster, more stable program. so far, in boot-up time and efficiency, windows has this program beat.

    any help appreciated.

    tim

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    assistant NNTP User

    Default Re: System Lock-up Upon boot and other issues...

    > OK, i turned off the dog indexer in firefox.

    hmmmmm, that is one SMALL inconsequential part of the dog...if you
    didn't kill the hound completely it is still around...if you can't do
    that by following the instructions i gave then i guess you need to
    uninstall it in YaST or with zipper....use the search function in the
    these fora to learn how...

    otherwise: well...hmmmmm...i can tell you this: you have something
    bad wrong with _your_ install...i say that because what you describe
    is absolutely not normal for openSUSE 11.1 running GNOME..

    so, we must try to figure out what went wrong:

    - you have not told us much about your hardware...unfortunately if it
    is a laptop it might present hardware specifically "tuned" for
    MS-Windows(tm)....have you checked your brand and model number in the
    hardware compatibility list? <http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/> *OR*
    search google with this term:
    linux [computer brand] [model]
    and see if it turns up problems similar to what you have experienced..

    - did you check your install media prior to installing? that is, if
    you downloaded an iso, did you check its md5 prior to burning the
    CD/DVD...AND then check the burnt disk by selecting the "media check"
    in the first boot screen offering (which also includes stuff like
    "install")?

    -and, did you install from DVD (the HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND BEST WAY
    TO GET GOING RIGHT), or did you install from a button on the Live CD..

    - and, what kind of graphic card do you have and have you loaded in
    the best driver for it..

    - and, if you can find and turn OFF the "desktop effects", do that
    and see if anything gets better..

    well, i STRONGLY suspect you have either a hardware incompatibility
    or a damaged install that is most easily fixed by a reinstall AFTER
    reading and following this list of great tips and hints:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/install-b...ease-read.html

    be patient and you will find the effort pays off, big time!

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    assistant

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    Default Re: System Lock-up Upon boot and other issues...

    it is an acer aspire 4720z laptop, intel dual core processor, 1.73 Ghz, 533 MHz FSB, and intel mobile graphic media accelorator - 2GB DDR Ram,

    It had microsoft on it, i wiped it out completely, and formatted the hd as fat 32, it is a 120GB hd.

    I downloaded suse from the website and copied to cd, and installed it.

    suse seemed to install ok, i ran a cd version test before installing suse permanently and it ran fine.

    However, since, I have ran into the lock-up issues described earlier, the dog is shut down completely by-the-way, not just turned off.

    I am at a loss, because suse runs great after a couple of lock-ups and re-boots.

    I really would like to avoid a complete reinstall. any other suggestions since you have my hardware info?

    i did install for laptop, as it ask for that option.

    Tim

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    assistant NNTP User

    Default Re: System Lock-up Upon boot and other issues...

    > formatted the hd as fat 32

    why did you pick that?
    way over MOST use ext3...far superior to fat 32 in everyway..i don't
    know, but it MIGHT be the root or your problems


    > I really would like to avoid a complete reinstall. any other
    > suggestions since you have my hardware info?


    i can't (from here) know what went wrong with your install/setup...so
    i see a few options:

    1. wait for someone smarter than me to come along and help you, or


    2. search the web for answers...for example, a google on:

    linux acer aspire 4720z

    brings about 22,300 hits...one or more of which might have THE answer
    you are looking for..

    or, you might try adding to that string one or two more words from
    this list, and google again:

    freeze lock-up halt pause slow flash banshee


    3. use the advanced search function in these fora to search on
    threads/posts with terms like the following:

    freez* OR locku* OR lock-u* OR crash* OR hang*

    that would offer you a lot of ideas on you _might_ do other than
    md5sum CHECK the media you installed with and READ & FOLLOW all the
    other getting started instructions that have kept THOUSANDS of others
    from having the problems you have encountered..

    --
    assistant

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