This is my first Linux install for a long time, and I'm having some challenges with system crashes.
I installed Mint, which froze solid within moments of first startup, then froze several more times in the first hour of use. And, lo, it was swiftly removed.
Then I installed Xubuntu which ran like a dream for 8 hours when little artefacts began to appear, almost like stars in the desktop-sky. They grew in number through the day, then artefacts were in the mouse pointer, purple lines flashed across the desktop. Then the system froze solid.
I rebooted into Win XP and the graphics were completely screwed, only icons appeared, no desktop wallpaper.
I shut down and left it off all night. Boot in the morning to XP and everything's fine. Reboot into Xubuntu, everything's still fine.
- System info:
- Dell Precision 390
- Intel Core 2 Duo
- 2 GB Ram
- Onboard graphics
- Res: 1280x1024 @ 60 Hz
Now I've read that Intel onboard graphics causes some problems, but it seems to work fine, for hours, then it falls apart.
I can't understand the problem- the computer wasn't doing anything all day. Screensaver was just 'blank screen'. I'd tested youtube etc but nothing was running.
I have only installed Skype, Chrome, flash, and another language.
If you have any thoughts I'm all ears. my first thought is to get a basic graphics card to see if that fixes things.
I anticipated transitioning to Linux having a few false starts and challenges, but I'm not ready to quit yet...
Thank you in advance.