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Author Topic: sometimes system hangs after typing 'su' password SOLVED  (Read 485 times)

Offline martinwprior

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I have installed Cinnamon from an iso download. sometimes the system completely hangs when I use the mate terminal to 'su'. It happens after entering the password. But not always! I have tried other terminals and the same happens so its not mate specific. Would anyone know where to start looking to solve this problem.

I was using KDE which generally was fine except when rebooting sometimes it would find my .config files and load properly but at others it would not. Sometimes I had to reboot 2 - 3 times.

I am unused to this erratic behavior. I usully find things work or they do not.
« Last Edit: 2021/11/21, 23:09:11 by martinwprior »

Offline dibl

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Re: sometimes system hangs after typing 'su' password
« Reply #1 on: 2021/11/19, 19:02:51 »
With such intermittent problems, I would want to do some hardware tests to make sure the hardware platform is stable, before playing with software settings.

Ideas:
- run dmesg and look for suspicious messages during boot
- run memtest overnight
- run fsck on the hard drive or SSD
- boot a different OS (or siduction) from USB stick or CD ROM -- play with the user login and root login
- use smartmontools to test the hard drive, if there is one
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Re: sometimes system hangs after typing 'su' password
« Reply #2 on: 2021/11/20, 02:00:22 »
Thank you for the response. In the meantime I reinstalled Cinnamon and at the moment it seems stable but I will go ahead with your suggestions anyway. I have been using Siduction for many years and have always found it fast and reliable and with great support.

regards to all

Offline martinwprior

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Re: sometimes system hangs after typing 'su' password SOLVED
« Reply #3 on: 2021/11/21, 23:08:36 »
I have had no further trouble after reinstalling Cinnamon. I have marked in closed. Thanks for the input.