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How to find what causes my notebook to crash?

I have a new notebook and it crashes frequently. $ uname -a Linux bpgergo-notebook 4.2.0-27-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 22 04:49:08 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -a No ...
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Kali Linux Graphic Interface = Black Screen

Helloe veryone ! I have Kali Linux since a month now, and the "F7" just crashed. When I boot, I can go till the Grub, I boot (I can see around 5 "[FAILED]" instructions in the list), and finally, ...
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gdb710 crashs on start [on hold]

Since I need to debug my binary, I installed GDB on my FreeBSD server. I now have the problem that if I want to start gdb I get an error I don't know anything about. i386fbsd-kern.c:482: ...
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Why would Fedora installation crash when using an Nvidia card with SSD, but not in other configurations?

I want to share you a mindblowing problem and want to listen to your ideas. I have a computer (i5, 4GB RAM, etc) Had a Gigabyte NVidia 210 graphics card in it along with a 500GB HDD. Was about to ...
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How to crash a Linux PC at a specified time? [closed]

I am working on a security use case where a linux PC can fall in the hands of an enemy who may gain access to the system (asking password at gun point) etc. I am looking for a technique (a short ...
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Pausing a process with -SIGSTOP for long enough causes Kernel Oops Stack Overflow

I am running the process mpg321 on a Raspberry Pi 2. mpg321 plays .mp3 files and to pause the music, I have a hotkey that enters sudo kill -SIGSTOP [pid of mpg321]. This works great, except for when I ...
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PHP app crashes: child pid exits with Illegal instruction (4)

I have a CentOS 6 server with Apache and PHP. I run some application and can constantly reproduce this crash. After some sequential action the app dies and the only trace I found is the following ...
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Examine application crash

Today I wanted to try out Visual Studio Code on my Gentoo machine. So I downloaded the x64 distribution zip file and started the application when suddenly X11 crashed and restarted. Unfortunately I ...
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Investigate an unwanted shutdown over the weekend

This morning my machine running Fedora 22 was in a state of shutdown showing, IIRC, something like the following, in fullscreen white on black terminal: [Rebooting] ... System halted. After holding ...
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After my system crashed and I run crash, but I get the following error: not a supported file format

My system crashed and even though I haven't been able to know what caused the crash after going through the usual logs: messages, dmesg, secure, etc. There's nothing valuable I have seen on them so I ...
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Debian 8.2 computer freezing+crashing randomly

I have a Debian media server which seems to be crashing several times daily for no apparent reason at all. It simply freezes up, without restarting, until you manually restart it. I have uploaded the ...
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Diagnosing regular crashes with data loss?

I'm on Kubuntu 15.04 on a HP zBook 14. Every few days, my computer locks up completely - screen stays on, sound get stuck and plays the last few tenths of a second of what ever was playing over and ...
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Xrandr handing in Gnome 3

Some time ago I opened this question on SE. In a nutshell, I am running: Debian 8 stable, updated; Intel graphics i3wm, no DE running when I use just i3wm. Also have Gnome for fallback solution (in ...
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Citrix Receiver on Ubuntu crashes and I cannot kill it, have to hard reboot

Using latest Ubuntu LTS and Citrix Receiver icaclient 13.2.1.328635 Citrix will periodically crash and there is no way for me to force the app closed. I've setup key shortcuts to the kill command, ...
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Issues with X and xrandr on Debian

I am having an issue that I think is associated with X, xrandr and maybe WM I am using. I am on Debian 8 stable, updated; Intel graphics, i3wm, no DE lightDM (not sure if this is relevant, but at ...
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Kali crashing on boot after install? (VMWare Workshop 12 on Win8.1)

So I have my VMWare set up and working, I have a download of Kali as an ISO, I load it in the virtual machine software and give it 1.5Gb of memory and 30Gb of storage, both more than is needed I've ...
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How to figure out why Linux crashes

Every so often, my laptop will crash. The screen will freeze, including the cursor, the lock lights (caps lock and the like) will turn off if they were on, though my battery, power, and wifi lights ...
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Bluetooth Visibility Crashes UI on Linux Mint

I'm running a Lenovo laptop. I have had driver problems for a while now, and am planning to perform a re-install of Linux Mint when I have the time and I can make sure that it won't interfere with my ...
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Qt Creator crashes on startup, but it worked before

I installed the latest Qt version (5.5.1), and Qt creator worked fine, I could build programs with it. However, after I installed cmake, downloaded opencv from source, and built it, Qt creator no ...
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Finding the Process which resulted in Kernel Panic

I have setup my linux system to generate Kernel Core Dump using KDump and kexec packages. I am using the crash tool to analyze the core dump. How do I find the call stack of the process which ...
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Missing core dump

I have a crashing application, which crashes with the output: Aborted (core dumped). Now when I look at the directory, containing the binary, there is no crashdump. There is no core directory. ...
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ext4 reported as clean by fsck after hard reset: Is that normal?

My root-partition is formatted as ext4-filesystem. I notice that, whenever my machine crashes and I have to hard-reset it, when booting up again and the root filesystem is checked this step takes a ...
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Terminal Crash after upgrading from centos5.9 to 5.11

I had installed Centos 5.9 in my x86_64 system and I installed update yesterday. Just now after I initiated the system, I found it has been upgraded to centos 5.11. But the bad thing is now I cannot ...
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NUL entry in syslog?

My servers went down on the 30th. It just came back online today. At first I thought it was the router because the router the server is connected to is a bit squirrely but when I checked syslog I have ...
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Manjaro Linux — Can ONLY log in from root account

First time Linux user. Treat me like a complete idiot. Installed Manjaro on VMWare. I'm required to get into this whole Linux thing for college. First problem: Created user account from root. ...
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Debian Jessie randomly freezes

Was running debian 8 fine for about a month, suddenly yesterday it freezes constantly. Like really hard lockup to the point the reset button doesnt even do anything. The only thing Ive changed this ...
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Option to configure Linux kernel to run userspace script when core dump occurs?

Is there any option in the kernel compilation or userspace setting to do the above? I'm looking to add a crash reported to my new embedded Linux system.
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Ubuntu stops responding to any action

I use ubuntu and found it really frustrating that it stops working really frequently. The circumstances are: Opened Android Studio WITHOUT any emulators (I mean device emulator, I use real devices ...
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How do I crash Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS deliberately?

I'm trying to crash an instance on AWS so that I can simulate what happens when it gets 'stuck'. I tried the top suggestions here How to cause kernel panic with a single command? but unfortunately ...
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Linux mint has just crashed - Jessie 8 (LMDE)

As per title, I did a normal update to the system last night and after reboot my computer just stopped working and keeps falling back to 'fallback mode'. I tried to reinstall Cinnamon without success. ...
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Firefox crash and Hard Disk usage is 100%

Distribution: Arch Linux x86_64 DE: Xfce4 When I using Firefox or dwb web browser, while surfing some web pages, the computer stack for a while then the browser crash. I observed that when this ...
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Debian WiFi crash problem

Sorry for my bad english. On a distribution debian wheezy I configured a router AP. I set up a bridge between a VLAN eth0.102 and wlan wlan0. For configuring WiFi I installed the drivers for the ...
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HDD disconnects randomly

My internal Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB randomly disappears. Sometimes, before the HDD gives up, I have enough time to move data to another HDD. Data does not seems to be corrupted. I checked it ...
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4TB USB drive consistence totally freezes Xubuntu 15.04

I've always found USB very flaky. I've experienced lots of random freezes (needing hard resets) when for instance I accidentally unplug a drive before unmounting. Drives would only sometimes ...
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Can the filesystem become inconsistent if interrupted when moving a file?

I have two folders on the same partition (EXT2) If I mv folder1/file folder2 and some interruption occur (e.g. power failure) could the file system ever end up being inconsistent? Isn't the mv ...
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mysterious program crash: where to look for clues?

On Ubuntu 14.04, I often experience the following: open an application, and within 15 seconds or so the application window simply disappears from screen. If I ps aux | grep nameOfApplication it will ...
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Why my terminal screen crashes?

Sometimes my system gets freezed, after that my icons looks crashed and the terminal fonts are also crashed Whenever I restart it looks normal, how to fix this?
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swf players fail after 2 seconds

I am using Gentoo Linux localhost 3.18.11-gentoo #4 SMP Tue Apr 28 05:36:21 EDT 2015 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux with a 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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Starting Kdump: FAILED

I am unable to start kdump on my machine. It is prompting Starting Kdump: FAILED. I have edited the /etc/grub.conf file and provide 1024M to crashkernel. I have also provided the path to where the ...
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Is /var/crash/.lock safe to delete or should it be kept?

Today when I booted Xubuntu 14.10, I was alerted that a "system program problem [was] detected". This turned out to be gnome-keyring-daemon, since the file ...
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Lubuntu crashes with striped white screen

On my Acer Aspire 5050, Lubuntu 14.04 sometimes crashes, with any audio that is currently playing, repeating the same part over and over like a stuck CD, and then the screen going white, with small ...
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Programs crash upon opening in Linux MInt 17.1

I have an issue in mint, whenever I open programs they just flash on the screen and close immediately. For some it happens at random, and others never work. The software manager never opens after ...
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Chrome too many files open / crash / Sorry Jim

When using Google Chrome I frequently get “Sorry Jim” tabs. The browser also frequently freezes and crashes. Running it from terminal emulator show a long line of Too many open files: ...
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How to fix display crash for the Radeon R7 260x graphics driver?

My display turns off after 60 minutes. My computer is an HP Pavilion h8-1234. I have a dual boot setup of windows 7 and linux mint 13. I replaced my old graphics card with the new Radeon R7 260x ...
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X server periodically restarting for no reason

The following is for an Debian 7.x (wheezy) amd64 machine - my personal workstation. X has been periodically restarting for no reason. It has been happening once a week or a bit less frequently. ...
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Can the hard drive timeout be disabled in Linux (attempting task abort)

Unfortunately, when a hard drive (usually a virtual drive) is slow, Linux aborts requests to that drive after a timeout, possibly causing data corruption. Last time this happened to me, I had 2 vms ...
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When I boot Linux, it asks for password, pretends to proceed, but then returns to asking it again

I turned off my computer by pressing a turn off button for a long time. Then I turned it on. Usually it doesn't ask for password, but this time it did. So I tried to enter my password and it seemingly ...
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how to fix this: cinnamon stopped. your system is running in fallback mode

yesterday, I found out that the mint 13 xfce installation is acting different then before. I noticed that my dad's account was not looking it should normally. I tried my mom's account and when logged ...
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OpenSUSE 13.1 Cannot Find a Bootable Device After Update

I have just installed OpenSUSE 13.1 on a computer. After that, I did a zypper update and a reboot and the computer would not boot. The error message was something like "no bootable device found". I ...
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Is hardware helping reducing crashes of OS X? [closed]

I am taking an OS course this semester, and we mentioned that device drivers can cause about 85% of crashes(for Windows). My understanding is that: since many personal computers are configured with a ...