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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2013, 04:53:01 pm »
Yeah
I worked that out, but by the time I had created the directories and saved it, you had replied!
(Maybe I should move up one grade from 'Linux virgin'!)

Anyway, it is running now, so I will let you know how I get on
BTW Terminal seemed to run at startup - is that how the patch works?
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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2013, 05:58:45 pm »
I take it the terminal closed again .. it should.

I'f the terminal opening for a second is bugging you, let me know and we can try adding the command elsewhere.
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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2013, 07:19:35 pm »
Yes, terminal shuts down after a flash, but Oh dear, very quickly after startup the cursor froze again!

I had Thunderbird running and four tabs open in Firefox. The cursor froze in Firefox. Even when the disk light settled down and went out it still froze. The cursor keys scrolled the screen up and down but that was the only sign of life. (sorry - I didn't try to scroll the touchpad)

I unloaded the psmouse driver, but this time it seemed to do a quick reboot - all the programs shut down. I don't remember that last time. I then reloaded it and the mouse works ok.

Doesn't look like the cursor freeze and jumping cursor are related does it?
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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2013, 07:42:41 pm »
Is this a new phenomena, or has the mouse always froze in Peppermint for you ?
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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2013, 08:08:44 pm »
No, my early experience of PP3 was good.

As I said in my first post, I seem to think it was only after doing the updates that freezing started to be a problem.
I have all the current updates. Is there any way of undoing them all?

The freeze above was with Firefox.

But last week, while on holiday I used Chromium almost exclusively and it froze every time :-(
- even when it was the only program running and only one tab open
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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2013, 09:49:45 pm »
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I have all the current updates. Is there any way of undoing them all?

Beyond a reinstall, then disabling updates .. not easily.

Possibly time to try Peppermint 4 ?

[EDIT]

Just a thought .. have we tried booting an earlier kernel ? .. if not, do you know how ?

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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 09:52:31 pm »
Is it possible that you might be short of space?
Try running (to see how much space is used):
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df -h
and to get more info on your HDD setup of the partitions
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sudo fdisk -l
and the contents of fstab:
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cat /etc/fstab


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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2013, 09:59:04 pm »
Hopefully this means something to you...
Running Thunderbird and Firefox...

david@david-AOA110 ~ $ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       7.1G  3.9G  2.8G  59% /
udev            235M  4.0K  235M   1% /dev
tmpfs            97M  784K   97M   1% /run
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            242M  136K  242M   1% /run/shm
david@david-AOA110 ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for david:

Disk /dev/sda: 8069 MB, 8069677056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 981 cylinders, total 15761088 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00040adf

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048    14737407     7367680   83  Linux
/dev/sda2        14739454    15759359      509953    5  Extended
/dev/sda5        14739456    15759359      509952   82  Linux swap / Solaris
david@david-AOA110 ~ $ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=276b3792-2c7a-4994-b41f-2635948bcaec /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=dc404775-b378-4265-8370-b080f7a82f36 none            swap    sw              0       0
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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 10:00:58 pm »
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booting an earlier kernel ?
- how?
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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2013, 10:02:16 pm »
First, can you also post the output from:

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df -i
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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2013, 10:06:50 pm »
Can you also post the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep linux-image
Then I'll type up how to boot an earlier kernel
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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2013, 10:11:25 pm »
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david@david-AOA110 ~ $ df -i
Filesystem     Inodes  IUsed  IFree IUse% Mounted on
/dev/sda1      460560 161275 299285   36% /
udev            60127    475  59652    1% /dev
tmpfs           61942    368  61574    1% /run
none            61942      1  61941    1% /run/lock
none            61942      5  61937    1% /run/shm

david@david-AOA110 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep linux-image
ii  linux-image-3.2.0-23-generic         3.2.0-23.36                             Linux kernel image for version 3.2.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-image-generic                  3.2.0.23.25                             Generic Linux kernel image

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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2013, 10:16:03 pm »
Shut down your AA1

Turn it back on, and as soon as you see the "Acer Empowering blah,blah" screen, hit and hold the "Shift" key.

You will eventually be presented with the GRUB boot menu .. you can let go of shift now .. use the "Down Arrow" key to select "Previous Linux Versions" (or similar), and hit the "Enter" key .. in the next menu, select the top entry (or any version that doesn't end with "recovery mode"), and hit the "Enter" key to boot that kernel.

Now see if the cursor freezes .. may be best to test it in chromium if that was the easiest app to get it to freeze in.

If there are no other kernels in that sub-menu .. let us know and we can try installing one.
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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2013, 10:22:19 pm »
@ freddie
The output you posted indicates that there is no problem with disk space, so that is not the reason for the freeze. :-\
You could do some tweaking there to save wearing out your SSD, but that can wait.

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Re: PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire ZG5 - Cursor Freeze
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2013, 06:45:34 am »
Mark

The only options are:

Peppermint, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic
and
Peppermint, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic (recovery mode)

Is there any difference?

I selected the first and couldn't bring up a cursor freeze with Thunderbird and Chromium
- but that doesn't mean much - this fault has a mind of its own!

Ran one complete pass of Memtest86 v4.20 with no errors reported, but noticed ECC disabled
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