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    I know that Ubuntu on a computer built for WINdows is a bit fickle, but I don't think your computer should crash/freeze after about 5-10min after login.

    Computer info

    Toshiba L500

    Dual processor pentium (intel)

    memory 2GB

    250-260 HDD

    I believe the display card is a TFT because that is what most of the Toshiba's I have look up are.

    The problem is that about 10min. to 30min. into login after opening a few usually two or three programs, my entire computer freezes.
    I notice that I am usually downloading.

    I have downloaded some different drivers for toshiba and made sure I had a suitable display driver.

    Looking at others who ask about the same problem it could be a memory or display problem but I really have no idea.

    I like the speed and user friendly Ubuntu but I would like it better if I knew what this problem was.

    ANy ideas?
    Last edited by now-EYE-see; 08-17-2010 at 02:59 PM. Reason: Spell CHeck

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Which Graphics Card do you have? Open Terminal and execute this
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.
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    here it is

    @ubuntu:~$ lspci | grep -i vga
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    @ubuntu:~$ grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    grep: /etc/X11/xorg.clspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.confonf: No such file or directory
    @ubuntu:~$



    i guess intel but what will this help me do?

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    Press Alt+F2 and type this
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Above code will open an empty xorg.conf file in Gedit with root privileges.

    Copy following contents and paste in that file :
    Code:
    Section "Device"
           Identifier "Configured Video Device"
           Driver    "vesa"  
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
             Identifier "Configured Monitor"
             HorizSync 31.5 - 70.0
             VertRefresh 50 - 160
     EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Default Screen"
            Monitor "Configured Monitor"
            Device "Configured Video Device"
            DefaultDepth 24
            Subsection "Display"
                 Depth 24
                 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" 
            EndSubsection
    EndSection
    Save file and reboot machine.
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    Smile THanks

    That was helpful it prompted me before login to change the graphics or reduce the quality "this session" computer seems faster

    other possible causes;

    also I have been downloading torrent onto my host file folder could this cause problems?

    &

    And because you seem to know your stuff once before I tried to edit a file to do with forwarding wifi or my internet settings.
    I realize now it was dumb but I was wondering if there is a way to reset my internet settings
    I believe I was way off in the forum I was looking at and I was actually building code for a server or building a connection that would connect a computer through the internet
    basically created my own desktop connection to a far away computer over the internet
    could that cause problems.


    it look somewhat like this


    * it was full of stars like this and they explained here, to me what I was changing like ip configuration and such
    i was hoping to find that config location and open it again

    the forum said something like you wrote about typing into the terminal and opening some type of configuration file

    i was hoping at the very least to delete what I left in case it is affecting my current settings


    this is one of the sites i look at and tried to follow the instruction no result
    here i downloaded the ipmasq and other programs which i am not sure would cause a shutdown

    ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=335465

    HOWTO: Share internet connection over wireless network with DHCP - Ubuntu Forums


    HOWTO: Share internet connection over wireless network with DHCP - Ubuntu Forums


    this is the page i used and I am wondering if this could cause permanent damage.

    help.ubuntu.com/community/dhcp3-

    help.ubuntu.com/community/dhcp3-server




    here's another

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    * it was full of stars like this and they explained here, to me what I was changing like ip configuration and such
    i was hoping to find that config location and open it again
    In Debian/Ubuntu, the main file for controlling network interfaces is /etc/network/interfaces

    For the default NetworkManager program to function properly, this file should only have the following lines (Not including anything preceded by a #, which indicates a comment and is not read as part of the configuration.)

    Code:
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

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    Thumbs up thanks alot

    the file I just edited was blank so no sweat

    help.ubuntu.com/community/dhcp3-

    this page shows the config file i used (fix it)
    Code:
    nano -w /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.config


    everything working now

    1 hour no problem

    i lied it just froze

    thanks to chromium restore I can keep writing this








    Can anybody help me?

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    I don't know if I edited this page or not
    save or not save that is the question
    I really didn't know what it was except when I look for a save button there was none so I just quit it or something like that

    Code:
    nano -w /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.config

    however if I did make changes to this what should I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by now-EYE-see View Post
    I don't know if I edited this page or not
    save or not save that is the question
    I really didn't know what it was except when I look for a save button there was none so I just quit it or something like that

    [code]nano -w /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.config
    [code]


    however if I did make changes to this what should I do?
    In nano, the keys for exiting and saving the edits are the control and x keys: CTL-X

    It should ask if you want to save the changes.
    oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    It should ask if you want to save the changes.
    Let say I pressed enter after editing that file would that have anything to do with Ubuntu freezing on me no mouse no keyboard nothing?

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