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Re: Debian 11 freezes on Dell Latitude e6520

On 27.12.21 13:02, Miguel Ortiz Lombardía wrote:
Thank you Matus.

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

of course: more in-depth advices are usually better than advices how to
find/guess the problem.
just be safe and have backups.

good luck

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

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