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I have recently installed Linux on old laptop.

CPU~Dual core Intel Core i5-2410M (-MT-MCP-) speed/max~808/2900 MHz Kernel~4.18.0-25-generic x86_64 Up~26 min Mem~1360.0/3846.7MB HDD~500.1GB(2.7% used) Procs~246 Client~Shell

It have also Win8.1 on dual-boot. There are some problems with Intel HD3000 even on Windows. Windows driver don't have OpenGL>3.1 support. But games in Windows work fine, but with FPS much lower than on Linux.

At first i installed MX Linux (Debian9 based). Games (Supertuxkart, Thimbleweed park) runs, but i experience freezes every 3 minutes on 5 seconds. Screen image just stops, freeze. I changed kernel - no effect. I changed modesetting to intel drivers in MX Linux settings - no effect. I downgraded MESA from 18.2.6 to 13.0.6 and it allowed to make this freezes much-much more rare, but still they exist.

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 in hope that it will change something, but unfortunately - no. More of it apllication even stops. I am rather newbie in Linux, just trying to do what i have read with google research. On Ubuntu i understood that i should look in Terminal. Sometimes terminal don't give any errors while freeze, but sometimes it gives this

 i965: Failed to submit batchbuffer: Input/output error

or in context

[verbose  ] RaceManager: Nb of karts=8, ghost karts:0 ai:7 players:1

[info   ] Track: Overall scene complexity estimated at 755
[info   ] ShaderFilesManager: Compiling shader: /home/cat/games/supertuxkart-1.0-linux/data/shaders/sky.vert
[info   ] ShaderFilesManager: Compiling shader: /home/cat/games/supertuxkart-1.0-linux/data/shaders/sky.frag
[warn   ] SFXManager: Throttling sfx - queue size 181
[warn   ] SFXManager: Throttling sfx - queue size 181
[warn   ] SFXManager: Throttling sfx - queue size 181
[warn   ] SFXManager: Throttling sfx - queue size 181
[warn   ] SFXManager: Throttling sfx - queue size 181
[warn   ] TrackObjectManager: Object not found : stklib_fitchBarrel_a_main_proxy.001::stklib_fitchBarrel_a_sandExplosion
[warn   ] MusicOgg: Music not playing when it should be. Source state: 4116
i965: Failed to submit batchbuffer: Input/output error
Scripting engine was not cleared properly.
AL lib: (EE) alc_cleanup: 1 device not closed

Also i noticed that sometimes while freeze CPU level in system monitor drops to zero.

More detailed Graphics:

Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 ) driver: i915
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile
           version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.2

I will be glad for any advices.

  • IO (input/output) errors indicate issue with the hardware. I would investigate that; it may be a component is failing and as it gets hot it malfunctions causing the system to freeze (so it'll appear better when just turned on). I would be tempted to do a cap-check on your laptop, but that's off-topic is unrelated to Ubuntu being a hardware check. I don't think your issue is Ubuntu, but hardware failing (that works on windows currently as it's putting less strain causing less heat on the system, but you'll soon experience issues there too if I'm right). – guiverc Jul 11 at 23:11

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