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Are hard reboots after Ubuntu freezes likely to cause problems?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a x86 machine, and recently an issue is occuring where the machine completely freezes. From the sound sof it, the processor seems to be doing some heavy stuff (listening ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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Ubuntu runs very slow

I have been using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit for a month. It's working fine, but since two days ago it hangs more than ever, and it sometimes runs very slowly. For example, when a window closes it slowly ...
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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen. What can I do?

I used to see the link below and I think it would be helpful but the problem is I can't run any of TTY. How to I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? I'm trying to do ...
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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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Acer Aspire netbook with Ubuntu is frozen. What can I do to save temporary data?

I'm in very serious situation. I use Ubuntu 10.10 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. Today it suddenly froze when I was working on something important. It happened after RAM memory and swap became totally ...
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2answers
218 views

Depmod freezing up after bcwml-kernel-source install failure

I recently installed an a new piece of networking hardware into my Ubuntu/Windows dual boot PC. Windows worked as expected with the new hardware, but when I installed the necessary drivers for Ubuntu, ...
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1answer
117 views

WD Caviar Green freezes server before boot

I have a server with an Asus P8Z68-V motherboard, running Ubuntu Server. The system boots fine with the boot disk on SATA-0, and a 2TB Hitachi HDD on SATA-1. However, when I replace the 2TB Hitachi ...
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155 views

How to troubleshoot hang during reboot

My Ubuntu box recently started hanging during reboot. It occurs during the "shutdown" process - before the machine actually resets (bios screen flashing by?). I have to force a shutdown with the power ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes on laptop when running memory/cpu intensive process

I have a Dell Precision M4500 laptop with 4GB RAM memory and Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit installed with 8GB of swap memory. After launching usual Java development environment (Eclipse, MySQL Server, SQuirreL, ...
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Without a Host Driver, Will a USB device be available under a guest?

I'm in a situation where I have an XP guest on an Ubuntu host. I am having problems with a USB receiver that originally worked under the old install before I converted it to a VHD and started running ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 - USB Reciever Freezes XP Guest Under Virtualbox

I am migrating a clients old XP SP3 system over to a new server (Ubuntu Server 12.04) and running the old installation as a virtual hard disk. I converted the old install with Disk2vhd and it boots up ...
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409 views

Debug mouse freezing on Ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my work desktop for a few months. Yesterday, I started having issues with my USB mouse. Whenever I type for a while, and I try to move the mouse afterwards, it ...
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bash autocompletion is slow, freezing my desktop

sometimes when working with a custom kernel, pressing tab in the bash autocompletes at a horrible pace. It freezes the whole desktop. Then comes back after awhile. This is the only quirk that I've ...
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1answer
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Stuck Linux - Suspected failing HD

In the last 3 days, my Ubuntu box got stuck about 10 times, By stuck I mean everything froze, and the only way to restart was from the button on the case. Today it froze about 10 times, and I have ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 12.04 hangs on reboot (“All processes ended within 1 seconds”); how to debug?

I read through a lot of ubuntuforums threads and tried out various things. Still freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, 3.2.0-38) hangs on reboot/shutdown after the line "All processes ended within 2 ...
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1answer
88 views

Why system still hangs/slows after process is finished?

My OS is Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. I have experienced this issue for a long time, with all previous versions of Ubuntu as well. If I launch a process, which takes up all the memory and when finished, the ...
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Error in Ubuntu, what does this mean?

Got this on my machine. I was just browsing the web on Chrome and my computer froze. I recently just built this machine. I have a feeling it is a hardware problem... Possibly one of my parts arrived ...
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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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1answer
152 views

Why does my computer keep going “blank”?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer but am currently trying to install Elementary on it. As soon as I turn my computer on, it gets really loud trying to load the disc, which I assume is normal. Well, ...
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1answer
336 views

Ubuntu Linux freezes after boot up

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu Linux 11.04 under Lenovo G570, when I choose Ubuntu Linux 11.04 in grub menu, Ubuntu freezes in a black screen and even hiting ctrl+alt+f1-f10 didn't make any ...
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1answer
577 views

Ubuntu server stops serving content/responding to SSH after a while

On my server with Ubuntu 11.04 I run a web server and an irssi session within screen. The server freezes after a while. When I try to access its web pages, it only says "Loading" before it timeouts. ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 freezes from time to time, don't know why

I installed Ubuntu as a second Operating System on my (Dell) laptop 2 days ago. Since then Ubuntu has frozen 4 seperate times. I have no idea why. The applicaitons that I have used during these ...
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How can I stop Firefox from freezing regularly?

(Firefox 7.0.1 on Ubuntu 11.10 using Gnome Classic) I had hoped my Firefox freezing issue would have been solved with the sqlite VACUUM method offered in this answer. It has helped, in that Firefox ...
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1answer
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My Ubuntu 11.10 does not want to shutdown sometimes

Sometimes my Ubuntu 11.10 does not want to shutdown properly. After about 3-5 boots, on shutdown it hangs. I am updating it regularly. Has anyone encountered this issue? Could it be because of some ...
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Server seems alive - but won't run any commands

I recognise that I will probably have no choice but to force reset the server in question, but I wonder if anyone can offer any insight as to why this is happening. I can ssh into my Virtual Private ...
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101 views

Intermittent Processor Lock / System Hang

I have an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server that we use as a web server. It's a standard LAMP stack and our site is set up in Drupal. This seems to work without a problem for weeks on end. Then, out of ...
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Windows 7 Freezes Due To NTFS Corruption After Boot Into Ubuntu

I manually partitioned space for Ubuntu 10.10 and installed it on my Windows 7 laptop. It installed successfully, and Windows 7 booted successfully but then froze after a few minutes. I removed the ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu Linux froze in VirtualBox

I am working on the newest version of Ubuntu Linux on VirtualBox under a 64-bit Windows 7 host. When I was working, VirtualBox froze, and I hadn't saved my work in Ubuntu. What should I do? (This ...
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Ubuntu Natty: Desktop freezes after login

The other minute I updated Ubuntu from 10.10 to 11.04. I configured the system to always log in user A. Now when I start it, the computer boots and loads the Desktop of user A, but there you can do ...
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744 views

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/Windows XP - Using synergy freezes both PC's

Using this on Ubuntu: synergyc <IP of the server> and the visual verson on Windows XP. Synergy works fine for about 30-60 minutes but then it freezes BOTH computers - I end up with no control ...
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How do I quickly stop a process that is causing thrashing (due to excess memory allocation)?

We've all experienced it--some program is asked to do something that requires a huge amount of memory. It dutifully tries to allocate all this memory, and the system immediately begins thrashing, ...
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What do do when Linux gui freezes

I'm running Gnome with compiz in Ubuntu 10.04. Sometimes the gui will freeze. I can move the mouse, but I can't interact with programs. The only thing I can do is go to a terminal window with ...
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How to fix USB mouse freeze in Ubuntu 10.04 or Fedora 13?

I'm just starting out using linux and so I installed Ubuntu to a hard disk. I noticed that after 30 minutes or so, the mouse pointer would simply stop moving while the keyboard was o.k. Exact same ...
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Toshiba A200 laptop running Ubuntu hangs/freezes when plugged in

My Toshiba laptop worked perfectly for three months or so in Ubuntu recovery mode but now it hangs/freezes every hour and when it's plugged in. I spend eight hours a day on an average on my laptop. I ...
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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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Ubuntu 10.04 freezing and Ctrl + Alt + Backspace does nothing but music keeps playing

I'm having intermittent problems where the screen will freeze in Ubuntu. I've tried using Ctrl + Alt + Backspace to restart the X-server, though this does nothing. When the freeze occurs, there's a ...
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When I try to install Windows 7 on dell inspiron 1420 which came with Ubuntu freezes at the beginning of installation

I have searched many forums and tried a lot of suggested solutions but nothing works. I am sure that installation disk is ok cause it worked before (I was able to install Windows7 on my other notebook ...
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1answer
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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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How can I make my windows in Ubuntu work fine?

I have Ubuntu 8.10 and I have some problems with windows there. Sometimes the "header" of the window disappears. Under "header" I mean the area containing "close","maximize" and "minimize". If I put ...
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How can I debug what is causing my computer to lock up?

My wife's computer has been running Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit, but now she has 6GB of RAM, so I tried upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit. She has a AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ and 64-bit ...
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1answer
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How do I stop Ubuntu from hanging due to processes going into 'disk sleep'?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit on an AMD. It regularly hangs for a few minutes at a time when some of the processes's CPU usage % goes into 'disk sleep'. During that time I can't start new programs and ...
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1answer
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Issue with Intel GMA950 on Debian (read:Linux Mint/Ubuntu) Variant

I have a Dell D420 on which I run Linux Mint Gloria. However every once in a while the laptop completely freezes up. First the GUI freezes, then a minute later the ssh session I had with the computer ...
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3answers
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Lockup when unlocking screen saver

I've had this happen a couple of times - screen saver kicks in, locks the screen, and when I put my password in to unlock it the system just seems to hang. Cursor turns to the busy, HDD light ...