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Hi experts,

I installed Mandriva Linux Free 2010 on my laptop Toshiba. (Satellite A10). When I work with the mouse and I select a file, it often happens that the screen freezes. At this point, it is impossible to use the mouse and everything is blocked.

So, I can't use the system.

Help me.

Thanks.

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Simply edit your command line on the gfxboot by pressing [F3], then choose Default, end add i915.modeset=0 to the command line. Just press [Enter] to boot your computer.

This refers to the graphical grub boot menu. Something like the attached screen but with more choices, such as failsafe, perhaps a windows installation. When you see this menu screen, press F3 and add the i915.modeset = 0 switch at the end of the kernel command line, separated by a space. In the linked post, I give more verbose instructions from the point of view of using the text grub menu, which I do, some of which apply to editing the menu entry for the graphical boot, also.

For perspective, the menu entries can be seen in /boot/grub/menu.lst for example:

Title Linux
Kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE = Linux root = UUID = 1b785fa1-2ce3-4964-8e5c-43cec6dcaa3c VGA = 788 speedboot = no
initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img

The first line, title, specifies what you see in the menu. The second is the command line for the kernel. This is the line to which you add the kernel switch of interest. The third line points to the initrd, which contains drivers for the hardware on your machine, in order to start the system.