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I have recently installed Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon on an Compaq presario c700 w/intel pentium dual core. It is dual booting with windows vista. The partition size is 19gb.

I haven't installed anything other than google chrome.

Whenever I open mozilla firefox, after a minute or so, the computer screen goes black, but something is still running. I had to do a hard reset. This was repeated 3-4 times.

I decided to install google chrome. This worked for 2-3 minutes but encountered the same problem.

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So it's solved.

There were two things that I did.

First i updated the system and then installed mate desktop. Now it works like a charm.

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