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Re: Debian 11 freezes on Dell Latitude e6520

Thank you Matus.

I'll try first Andy recommendations: making a custom live image is out
of reach to me, I'm afraid.



El Sun, 26 Dec 2021 17:41:09 +0100
Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uhlar@fantomas.sk> escribió:

> >> On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 11:47:27AM +0100, Miguel Ortiz Lombardía  
> >> > Now, since Debian 11 was released earlier this year, I've been
> >> > testing its behaviour on the machine. Unfortunately, even with
> >> > the latest live image, including non-free firmware, the test is
> >> > not passed. The computer boots well and the graphical interface
> >> > (I tried my usual xfce, but also mate) appears neat and working.
> >> > However, after a few moments varying from few seconds to no more
> >> > than a couple of minutes, the system freezes completely.
> >> > Impossible to open a console, there is no answer at all, only
> >> > physical shutdown is possible.  
> On 26.12.21 16:41, Miguel Ortiz Lombardía wrote:
> >The computer has 8 Gb memory, a lot more than enough to load the
> >image. The graphics are NVIDIA 4200M, with drivers provided, under
> >Debian 10, by the legacy deb packages.  
> apparently this requires nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver and its
> dependencies. I have no idea if these are available on live CD.
> >Of course, I could try upgrading directly from Debian 10 and rely on
> >the backups if something goes wrong. As said, I did that for previous
> >releases... but only after having successfully made a test with the
> >live image.
> >
> >But you gave me one idea: I'll try the “standard” live image, without
> >any graphics and try to build from that to see what happens.  
> if you can make the live image to use nvidia-390x driver, it should
> work.

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