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Slownis
May 27th, 2009, 05:07 AM
I'm a casual Linux user. I have it installed on one of my 4 pc's. Its a dated Acer notebook computer with an Intel graphics chip. I originally installed under Gutsy Gibbon, and have been doing the easy upgrades via the update manager. Ever since I upgraded to Jaunty, it has started randomly freezing the computer. All I can do is hold down the power button, as no key stroke combinations will work. I've read about a few others having the same issue. I'd like to try a few things, like re-installing my video driver before doing the downgrade back to Hardy Heron, which worked fine. Can someone please tell me how to go about uninstalling and re-installing the video driver? I can work my way around a terminal, but no expert-speak please.

thanks in advance!

JW

shifty_powers
May 27th, 2009, 05:22 AM
have you done a clean install or done an upgrade?

if you have a done an upgrade but have a separate home directory then i would recommend a clean install. upgrades can be problematic, even now.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome will let you create a separate home if you do not have one.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1130582 is handy, as the intel driver is utter pants. This can give you a good improvement, especially in flash video.

QIII
May 27th, 2009, 06:44 AM
Look here:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/904

Look for "Performance regressions on Intel graphics cards" and "Display freezes with Intel graphics cards"

shifty_powers
May 27th, 2009, 09:04 AM
or just follow my advice to fix it :P

Gen2ly
May 27th, 2009, 09:11 AM
Good tips shifty.

Slownis
May 27th, 2009, 03:42 PM
have you done a clean install or done an upgrade?

if you have a done an upgrade but have a separate home directory then i would recommend a clean install. upgrades can be problematic, even now.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome will let you create a separate home if you do not have one.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1130582 is handy, as the intel driver is utter pants. This can give you a good improvement, especially in flash video.

So are you suggesting I do both, or start with the second thing you posted and see if that fixed it?

thanks for the replies!

dog-soldier
May 27th, 2009, 03:48 PM
i had the same problem with 9.04 plus a few others, thats why i went back to 8.04

Slownis
May 27th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Look here:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/904

Look for "Performance regressions on Intel graphics cards" and "Display freezes with Intel graphics cards"

Thanks for that. I'm going to try some stuff in that article first before anything else.

Slownis
May 28th, 2009, 02:32 AM
Nothing worked so far. I'll try a fresh install and if not I guess its back to Hardy.