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computer will not boot with video card in lower slot

Please help me if you can. I added a second gpu to my rig and I cannot get it to boot. I CAN boot with either card in the upper pcie16 slot. I cannot boot with either in the lower pcie16 slot. ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10: How to downgrade kernel

Ubuntu Server 13.10 appears to be very unstable, I got random crashes of the system with no apparent reason and nothing is showing in syslog. This is screenshot from the console when the crash ...
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Suddenly Ubuntu crashes every night with oom-killer in the logs

Suddenly started crashing right after I added about a million files from my server to one of the folders in my truecrypt partition. The strange part is that it does it each night right around ...
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Xubuntu using xfce closes session every time without asking

My xfce session closes all the time, without any kind of prompt or message box saying that it will close. The weird thing is that it is almost automatically, I was using VirtualBox without a problem ...
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Ubuntu Live-CD won't find my harddrive

My laptop crashed (Sony Vaio) and I had a lot of important files that I need to recover. I got a suggestion from a friend that I can try to recover them with a Ubuntu Live-CD. I downloaded both ...
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Get details / solve issue with a kernel panic?

I have a Lenovo T430 running Linux Mint 13 (MATE): joseph:~$ uname -a Linux joseph-T430-LM 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I installed ...
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Terminal error in Ubuntu

I have a small problem with my terminal in Ubuntu 10.04. Normally when I push Ctrl+Alt+F1 it will change to full screen terminal mode. But, in my case it doesn't work and the screen just goes black. ...
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Why picture viewers crash when open a not very large file?

I use this command create a QR code: $ yes 1 | head -c 1000 | qrencode -s 100 -o qr.png The size of qr.png is not very large. $ ls -lh qr.png -rw-rw-r-- 1 kev kev 251K May 9 14:51 qr.png When ...
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How to check Ubuntu crash log in last session?

My headless Ubuntu (11.10) crashed. When I plug in keyboard and monitor, I see an non-interactive cursor (no blink) on a black screen. SSh, telnet don't work from other machines. Ping works. I have ...
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Laptop is not booting up (HP Pavilion dv6t-2000)

When i start my PC (HP Pavilion dv6t-2000, Win 7 Home Premium) it showed the message that there is some hardware-software failure and shown the error with error code as 0xc0000225.. Now it shows an ...
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Where to look when the system crashes or something else horrible goes down?

My Linux Mint workstation is acting funky, it appears to be logging me out randomly, though I'm guessing what's really happening is that the X desktop is crashing. Maybe. How do I troubleshoot this? ...
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Ubuntu/Openbox keeps crashing - how to I find the cause

Just recently my laptop (System 76) has been crashing randomly. I have not been able to determine exactly what is causing the crash. It may happen when all I have is one web browser open, or it may ...
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Spotify crashing on everything but radio

I have a Spotify Unlimited account and I am trying to use the native Linux version of the application (v0.4.9.302.g604b4fb3). When I play radio, everything is fine. Also, when I have my Play Queue ...
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Grub freezes on the selection menu, after video card swap

A while back I removed my nvidia video card and at restart grub freezed immediately in the selection menu. Even after placing the video card back, it continued to freeze. Which is strange since no ...
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Ubuntu mono crash, restart

I was just wondering how(if it's possible) I could go about create a bash file to launch a mono app on system start, and have it open back up if it crashes. Is there some kind of while loop I could ...
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Ubuntu fails to start after system update (displays BusyBox notice on command line)

I am running Ubuntu 10.x on one of my boxes. Yesterday the SPM popped up during a session, with the choice to install the latest updates. I agreed (like I have done many times before). This time, ...
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Pidgin Crash Notification?

My Pidgin seem to be crashing a lot. Unfortunately I notice it only an hour after. How do I make it to do some sort of notification/restart? Whenever it crashes? I'm Using Ubuntu 10.04 by the way.
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Can't boot from Linux CD

Recently, I got a new hard drive and decided to install Ubuntu on it. Unfortunately, I can't seem to properly boot from the Ubuntu 64-bit CD. What happens is the CD gets loaded, I get the initial ...
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Unable to debug/reproduce Ubuntu crash

I am generally stumped with this Ubuntu crash I am having. The machine freezes, mouse does not move. Cant escape to a terminal, cannot quit X, Apport reports nothing. I am have been trying for weeks ...
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Application (was Firefox) crash on first load on Ubuntu Linux on older Dell Laptop

I've had a Dell Latitude laptop since about 2000 without managing to destroy it. A month ago the Windows 2000 system on it did something stupid to its file system and Windows was completely lost. No ...
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Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) subpixel font rendering crashes Xorg

I really don't know how to solve this on my own so I thought giving this site a chance. After upgrading to Lucid I ran into some problems. With some experimenting I came to a conclusion that if I ...
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Suspended Laptop Cannot Wake Up - Ubuntu

I've got an ASUS G73JH, and whenever I suspend it or hibernate it, it will not wake up. The screen stays backlight but is black. The fan remains running, however the HDD does not, not disk activity is ...
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How to solve cryptic dpkg error?

I get this message when my ubuntu system was crashed. dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem How to solve it?
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System completely freezing

Just started using ubuntu on a machine and I'm also using a new video card. The system has freezed up a couple of times in the last hour. The display remains static, and the mouse cursor does will ...
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LInux: How do I diagnose / isolate what's causing “random” hangs and spontaneous reboots?

(originally posted on serverfault) So, rather than guessing just what the cause is (though my money's on the nvidia drivers), where do I start looking to pin down some facts? I've been through ...
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Ubuntu (Jaunty) goes to blank screen less than 10 minutes after logging in

After logging into Jaunty (9.04) everything seems to be going fine but after less than 10 minutes the screen goes blank and I'm unable to do anything. The system dual boots with Windows 7 and Windows ...
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killall shenanigans

So I was sitting around wondering what would happen if I typed: sudo killall -u root ...aaaaaand now the OS will not load. How do I fix this without just doing a reinstall? I'm not super worried ...