Michael Lazin on 11 Jan 2013 08:32:36 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Preliminary report: LinuxMint 14 - 32bit

Hmm, I run the 64 bit LTS version of linux mint on a amd64 X2 with 3 gigs of ram and use it for a media center on my hdtv and the only thing that ever crashes is spotify, and that is because the spotify app is just buggy as hell for linux.  I play hd video all the time on a large display and everything works great. 

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:57 AM, Eric at Lucii.org <eric@lucii.org> wrote:
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For several months I have been running LinuxMint 13 (Cinnamon) 64bit on my primary workstation - Athlon 64x2 with 4G RAM.

X crashes at least once a day - presumably runs out of memory.
If I'm doing a lot (or running Flash in a browser more than twice or more than 5 minutes) that can jump up to 2 or 3 times a day. :-(

I think that's related to it being 64bit. With 4G RAM it only sees 3G.

I put in a new hard drive and did an install of LinuxMint 14 (Cinnamon) 32bit.  I did that in part because the previous OS, Ubuntu 10.04 (which was stable like bedrock) was also 32bit.

Well, for the most part it works well.
This is the "rest of the part":  When I tell the system to either logout or restart there seems to be a better than 50% chance that it will just leave me hanging on the screen with no keyboard or mouse input.  I'm unable to even switch to a vc and perform an orderly shutdown.  I have not used the reset button on my computer more than once in the last 4 years.  Today, 4 times!

I'll update this as I investigate in my "spare" time!

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