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Im new to linux and I like it but theres just 2 little problems... Im using the newest x64 version only installed yesterday, 3 times it has kinda... crashed... it ...
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    Big Problem... Infinite loop read thingy...


    Im new to linux and I like it but theres just 2 little problems...

    Im using the newest x64 version only installed yesterday, 3 times it has kinda... crashed... it just keeps on... loading and it is impossible to use so you have to reset the machine. its done it 3 times since yesterday, even if you leave it for like 20 minutes its still loading.

    Edit: it just happened again! all i were doing were searching for codecs in totem... please help...

    What can be done to solve this?

    Also i look in screen resolution and i see it is set to 50hz the only other options are 51hz and 52hz. I installed my graphics drivers when it asked me too. My monitor is an LG Flatron LCD 563LE. I know it is capable of 75hz.

    If anyone has any idea to these questions, any help is appreciated.

    Thanks
    Last edited by dale456654; 07-25-2008 at 11:35 AM. Reason: happed again

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    Execute this
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    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Execute this
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    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.
    twinkle@Linux:~$ sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    [sudo] password for twinkle:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)
    twinkle@Linux:~$ grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Driver "kbd"
    Driver "mouse"
    Driver "nvidia"

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    How did you install Nvidia Driver? Which version of Ubuntu are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    How did you install Nvidia Driver? Which version of Ubuntu are you using?
    i installed the nvidia driver from the restricted drivers manager... it popped up when i first installed it.

    I am using the latest ubuntu i could find, i think its 8.04.1 but i dont know how to check...

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    It looks like Graphics Card problem only. Let check it.
    Press Alt+F2 and type this in Run Command box :
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    gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    It will open xorg.conf file in Gedit with root privileges.
    Replace Driver "nvidia" with "vesa" and save file. Press Alt+Ctrl+Backspace or Reboot machine.

    Check if problem remains.
    * vesa driver doesn't support 3D and you will have minimal Graphics. I suggesting vesa only to find out reason of your problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    It looks like Graphics Card problem only. Let check it.
    Press Alt+F2 and type this in Run Command box :
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    It will open xorg.conf file in Gedit with root privileges.
    Replace Driver "nvidia" with "vesa" and save file. Press Alt+Ctrl+Backspace or Reboot machine.

    Check if problem remains.
    * vesa driver doesn't support 3D and you will have minimal Graphics. I suggesting vesa only to find out reason of your problem.
    I tried your solution and the refresh rate jumped up to 76hz.

    do i have to stay in this mode to keep the higher refresh rate?

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    do i have to stay in this mode to keep the higher refresh rate?
    Adjust refresh rate/resolution as you like and keep using vesa driver for sometime. Check if everything working fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Adjust refresh rate/resolution as you like and keep using vesa driver for sometime. Check if everything working fine.
    thanks for your help, ill try that.

    about the first problem could that be because i dont have a swap partition?

    its happened twice more today.

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    Execute this
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    free -m
    Post output here.
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