system freezes completely while loading desktop
|Reported by:||tb||Owned by:||korli|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||All|
I should have tried the livecd before installing, but didn't. The livecd does work fine on a different computer. The installer worked fine.
When running from cdrom, the deskbar, the three leftmost desktop icons and the background image appear, then the system freezes. I cannot get into KDL. I can move the mouse around before the freeze.
When running from disk, the deskbar appears, a faint click is heard from the speakers (maybe also when running from cdrom, but that drive is too noisy), then the system freezes. Again I cannot get into KDL.
When enabling safe mode and running from disk, the system seems frozen for a second after the desktop loads, then appears to work fine. Then I can get into KDL. No clicks this way.
Other boot options don't seem to matter. I tried the following combinations:
- all in safe mode menu (works)
- all in safe mode menu except safe mode (doesn't work)
- only safe mode itself (works)
This is a relatively old laptop with unsurprising hardware and enough memory (512M), see attachments for details.