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    Default Desktop keeps freezing and requires hard-reset

    Since installing openSUSE 1.4 a few days ago, I've encountered various problems, and overcome some of them.

    During this time I've noticed a couple of times the desktop just inexplicably freezing. The mouse still moves but everything else is frozen. It requires me to switch the computer on and off manually.

    It only happens once or twice a day, but still, I can't use this is my work machine if that continues.

    I know I'm not providing much information, but I don't know what else to give. I'm a complete Linux newb, so go easy on the tech talk.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Default Re : Desktop keeps freezing and requires hard-reset

    Ok,

    Let's go easy :

    1. Wich desktop environment ?
    2. Wath is your graphical card ?
    3. 3D activated or not ?

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    Default Re: Re : Desktop keeps freezing and requires hard-reset

    Similar threads:
    here
    here
    and here

    With the only suggestion being to disable desktop effects and screen savers.
    Vaio F11: i7-720QM 8GB RAM Nvidia GT 330m
    Win 7 Pro 64 bit | openSuse 11.4 64 bit | Arch Linux 64 bit

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    Default Re: Re : Desktop keeps freezing and requires hard-reset

    Quote Originally Posted by DaaX View Post
    Ok,

    Let's go easy :

    1. Wich desktop environment ?
    2. Wath is your graphical card ?
    3. 3D activated or not ?
    1. KDE
    2. NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    3. I have no idea. It's just a fresh install.

    My computer's specs are available here:- PQF65A-00Y002 - Toshiba Qosmio F60 Notebook - Australia

    I've tried to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers, but the repository manager thing doesn't seem to like the FTP address:

    ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.4/

    This is the error:

    Code:
    Download (curl) error for 'ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.4/repodata/repomd.xml':
    Error code: HTTP response: 500
    Error message: The requested URL returned error: 500

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    Default Re: Re : Desktop keeps freezing and requires hard-reset

    P.S. I'm beginning to suspect that it might be something to do with Firefox. It seems to always happen while I'm browsing. But then again, maybe that's because I'm always browsing. Anyway, I just downloaded Opera as a test.

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    Default Re: Desktop keeps freezing and requires hard-reset

    Well, whatever is causing it, it's none of those things.

    I'm using Chromium with the desktop effects and screensaver disabled and it just happened again.

    Whatever it is, it makes the OS useless, for me at-least. This is occurring every 20 minutes or so. I appreciate it's open source and free and it's "not windows" and all that, so I'm not complaining. Also I would like OpenSUSE to be my main OS, but I have to be honest and say this never-ending list of problems is starting to wear me down. Hopefully a solution will be discovered soon so I don't have to revert back to Windows (well, I'd probably go back to Ubuntu first). If there's anything I need to post that might be of value, let me know what and how.

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    Default Re: Desktop keeps freezing and requires hard-reset

    Bug Report:

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=680748

    Downgrading to 11.3 (presumably through a fresh install) *is* an option, but not a good one.
    Vaio F11: i7-720QM 8GB RAM Nvidia GT 330m
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    Default Re: Desktop keeps freezing and requires hard-reset

    On 03/18/2011 09:06 AM, wombatvvv wrote:
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    > Well, whatever is causing it, it's none of those things.


    patience...give the folks here a chance to help you...you don't have
    to give up so easy..wait a minute..
    what you are seeing is NOT typical of openSUSE....

    well, it is pretty typical of 11.4 which is now (what?) one week
    old...i'm running 11.3 which is pretty sweet, and i only had one
    little crazy thing happen, about two days after i installed, about
    three weeks ago or so..

    i will NOT install 11.4 for another several months....because it is
    not very stable yet--well, it depends on your hardware and software..

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    DenverD
    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
    [NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
    173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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    Default Re: Desktop keeps freezing and requires hard-reset

    Was 11.4 rushed? 11.2 and 11.3 were *not* like this at all.
    Vaio F11: i7-720QM 8GB RAM Nvidia GT 330m
    Win 7 Pro 64 bit | openSuse 11.4 64 bit | Arch Linux 64 bit

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    Default Re: Desktop keeps freezing and requires hard-reset

    On 03/18/2011 11:06 PM, bsilvereagle wrote:
    >
    > Was 11.4 rushed? 11.2 and 11.3 were *not* like this at all.


    i can't answer questions that only the folks who developed the release
    can answer..

    and, there are no devs here to answer for themselves....here we are
    all 'just' users helping users...

    the devs hang out on IRC and mail lists..

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    DenverD
    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
    [NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
    173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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