okeefe at cybermesa.com
Sun Jun 7 10:07:56 PDT 2020
Thanks Ted. I appreciate the info and the advice to hold off. I too have
read that some graphic cards can cause lock-up. I'll leave all alone.
I'll upgrade, if anything is now upgradable since the install is so
Have a great day!
On 6/7/20 10:00 AM, Ted Pomeroy wrote:
> Brian, Yes, wait on taking action. Try to identify the problem. Also,
> I recommend staying clear of EFI partition for now. It is for
> compliance with the UEFI standards for hardware and kernel boot. You
> can read the Wikipedia.com article. I have had to adjust the EFI boot
> order, but only on certain machines. If you boot and login okay no
> changes needed.
> So, right, plenty of ram, more swap might be desirable, but seems
> unnecessary. I would make it a habit to run and read 'top' on a
> regular basis to see what is running and what is using ram. Virtual
> memory is not an issue. In top Shift+e changes the units for ram to
> make it easier to interpret. Also look at idle(id) and waiting(wa)
> percentages. I have found these interesting and instructive. Even
> after closing Firefox and then starting top, I find it takes several
> seconds to get idle up to 96% or so.
> So, try to re-create or better identify the series of events that lead
> to freezes. Have you read the release notes? Some graphics cards are a
> boot up issue, and the new kernel is different from previous ones. You
> might roll back if you have an option during boot, to get to the
> lowest kernel number. Once in awhile new kernels leave off support for
> older parts. or special graphics cards. Audio and wifi not likely to
> be the issue. Keep up and join us at the next NMGLUG if you can.
> Thank you, Ted P
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