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How to prevent a process from hanging the computer?

A process can cause the computer to "freeze" for example when exhausting CPU or swap. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? For example by setting the max %CPU or IO MB/s that can be granted ...
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Need help with mcelog: random freeze on Ubuntu/Fedora/Win10

My newly built computer freezes randomly. When it freezes, it doesn't respond to keyboards or mouses, so REISUB or ctrl+alt+f1 (or f2,f3.. etc) are of no use. I had tried different graphic card ...
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Windows directories keeps getting unmounted on two identical Red Hat servers

We have a pretty severe problem at my research center. I have, together with IT, set up an infrastructure like this: Users use their laptops at their desks. They all have a home-folder at a storage ...
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using left mouse button to move window can cause freeze (XFCE4/Ubuntu 15.10)

I use xfce4 under Ubuntu 15.10. Fairly often some action with my mouse causes the cursor to change into the closed hand icon and my session freezes in a useless state. When this happens the cursor ...
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Where is Alt+SysRq+r+e+u+i+b in /var/log/syslog?

My computer hangs after an hour of continuous use. I have to press Alt+SysRq+r+e+u+i+b to restart the computer. Where in the syslog can I identify when I restarted the computer so I can try to ...
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Why do I experience screen freeze?

I recently installed Kali-linux on my machine. Sometimes it freezes randomly (which means I can't do anything on the graphical interface but can switch to TTYs), leaving the following message in my ...
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Linux Kernel - Wacom Tablet (CTL-490DW-S) - Lockout

I'm a bit of a beginner with Linux and after trying to fix this over the last few days I've finally given up and need your help. I'm trying to use my new Wacom (CTL-490DW-S (Intuos DRAW)) drawing ...
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Got a brand new laptop with hardware still unsupported. Should I wait or return it?

So my parents offered my a Laptop, a quite good one judging by my other computers (for example my Desktop is still stuck on CDQ), and it is always sort of rude to return a gift in any situation, but ...
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Having a bad time installing Ubuntu

So, I recently upgraded my motherboard and processor. Windows was a real pain to me so I decided to go with Ubuntu. However, I ran into more than a few problems with my installation: When I tried ...
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My computer freezes after selecting an option in the gnu grub. What do I do?

My mom had a computer. She downloaded some music illegally, and now it doesn't work. I decided to try to install ubuntu on it (I made a bootable usb stick on another computer). The usb stick works ...
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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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SSH freezes the whole computer when logging in

I am using a Debian wheezy mainly to play music and browse web as a shared computer. Problem is that all SSH connections freeze the computer for a moment when initiated. To be clear: all these SSH ...
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Too many tabs in Chrome causes whole computer to freeze

When I open too many (more than ~8/9) tabs in Chrome the whole GUI freezes and the mouse pointer doesn't move and the system responds incredibly slowly to keyboard input (~20s delay). I'm assuming ...
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Live OS freezes while copying files

I was trying to backup many files (~10,000) from a hard drive on an OS-less notebook to an external 500 GB HDD, so I booted up the Fedora 22 Live XFCE spin using a USB, started the copy and after 5 ...
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How do you prevent system from freezing when memory is used up?

I've been running a process (gdb) that can easily use up all my ram and swap space. Every time that happens the whole system becomes very non-responsive and Xorg will barely update, I can't swith to ...
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Why is Nouveau working so badly for me? System keeps freezing

As an intermediate Linux user, I decided to try Arch Linux (having only experience with Ubuntu before, 3 years ago), and everything was going well until the part where I tried to get a graphical ...
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Dell Inspiron Running Debian shuts down with heavy usage

I don't know if this is a Debian problem or a hardware problem but the information is in Linux. I have Debian 6.7 installed on a Dell Inspiron 520 (AMD chip). I get the CPU info with less ...
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Inability to switch to the console using Ctrl+Alt+F1 when Mint freezes

We have two completely different computers with Mint 17.2, one server Xeon with ECC memory and the other is laptop i7 with normal memory. Both have 8GB of RAM with default swap.Both are used to play a ...
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Kali 2.0 screen freezing

Every time when I try to power off or reboot my laptop the screen freezes and I have to force power off, because the is the only option left. From my experience I know that installing Nvidia card ...
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Laptop does not work without power source

Installed manjaro linux to the laptop today and discovered that it is not working with disconnected power source. Here is dmesg output: And upower -d: Manjaro 15.9, kernel 4.1.8, Cinnamon DE (if ...
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newly installed debian gnome 3 hangs at shut down

I have just installed Debian Stable with gnome 3 on my msi laptop MSI GS 60 2PC-247XFR, when I shut down or quit session the system just freezes, here is a quote from my syslog file: Sep 26 17:44:21 ...
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How to log off when the desktop freezes?

Today I had an unexpected software failure. As I am inexperienced, I only managed to switch to the console using CTRL + ALT + F1 and then reboot using reboot. How do I properly log off if the desktop ...
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My Linux desktop freezes randomly. What to look for in logs

I have a newly installed Manjaro system and it works fine most of the time but it has frozen a couple of times randomly. What logs should look in (and what should I look for) to try to diagose the ...
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Elementary OS freezes on clicking reboot

I installed Elementary OS today next to Windows 10, It runs (even though I have to start it up using advanced startup options(grub not showing, but that's another problem)) but when I try to shutdown ...
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UI freezes when I open many tabs in browser

When I open many tabs on browser, UI completely freezes. In some cases I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 twenty or thirty times, after 15 minutes UI unfreeze, I switch to text terminal, kill browser and after that ...
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Fullscreen games locks desktop after minimizing (Bumblebee+Nvidia)

I have this problem on 3 Linux distros. I run games in full-screen and after minimizing them, The game freezes when I'm trying switch to other window, Screen (and resolution) stays frozen until I ...
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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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How to throttle system resources during transfer from btrfs on file image on cifs mount?

I have a btrfs on a sparse file image (4TB) on a cifs mount of a remote NAS (Synology DS214) with zlib compression enabled. Transferring file from and onto the btrfs causes freezes of Linux (where it ...
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Vim pausing randomly for a minute or so at a time

I'm running Linux Mint Maya 13.2 on a laptop from a USB stick, and SSHing onto that install from my own work computer. When i'm editing a file with Vim, i keep getting a pause of about a minute where ...
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How to enable Plasma/KDE automatic restart upon freeze?

I used OpenSuse for several years now. One of the things I utmost liked with this distribution was the way Plasma/KDE issues where handled: from time to time it may happens that the panel briefly ...
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How to find out what caused lag/freeze and self-reboot?

Xubuntu 14.04 FF 39.0, packaged by Canonical I just experienced my machine practically freeze up and not reacting not any input. The mouse pointer moved like 2 mm every 20 seconds and my CPU load ...
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Linux desktop keep randomnly freezing after recent updates

I'm experiencing random desktop freezes (I have to hard shut down the system) after recent updates on my Archlinux box. Today it happened a few minutes after startup. The only programs running were: ...
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System freezes when viewing HTML5 content

My system freezes totally and immediately any time I view HTML5 video or audio on my Linux (OpenSUSE 13.2 x64) system using a WebKit-based browser (Chrome, Chromium, Opera all do it) of any kind. ...
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Ubuntu became frozen, not responsive

This morning my ubuntu 14.04 has been frozen twice. The second time happened 15 or 20 mins ago. The first time is probably 2 hours ago. Each time, I waited for 10 mins, and nothing was improved, so I ...
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Centos 7 GUI Freeze problem

I have installed CentOS 7 DVD ISO on my MSI GE70 Laptop that has geforce gtx 765m, when the GUI comes after 5 seconds screen freeze. Is this an nvidia problem? How can I solve it? I cannot disable ...
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linux terminal refuses to take input after showing login prompt through getty using busybox from initramfs

i have a terminal which does not respond to keyboard input after displaying login prompt through a Getty on that terminal. i created the device files in initramfs. how can i go past this login ...
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Debian 8: login screen freezes

I am running Debian 8.1 64bit (english version) running in an VMWare Workstation 11.1 environment on a Windows 8.1 host: > uname --all > Linux DebianWorkstation 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...
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Relaunch an app if it freezes

Yesterday I successfully managed to make a kiosk from Ubuntu Server. I'm going to use it to rub some web application that will run non-stop. However, in some cases, duo to lot of js animation I'm ...
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How to debug freeze at start, output of syslog

Every now and then, my computer freezes while starting. I can see some "Oops" in /var/log/syslog, but from there I am not sure what to do to try and fix the problem. Jun 5 12:47:40 fulla kernel: [ ...
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Random crashes on XFCE - how to diagnose what's happening?

I'm on Parabola (a fork of Arch), and I'm running the XFCE desktop environment. However, I periodically get these weird crashes, where my entire desktop freezes. I have no ability to move my cursor ...
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Ubuntu: freezing on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new ThinkPad laptop as a dual boot with Windows 8. It has been running for a few days without issue. However, when I booted my computer today, it got stuck on ...
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Cursor freezes - keystrokes to release?

Occasionally the mouse cursor will freeze - I have to reboot. In Ubuntu is there a keystroke combination such as Ctrl+Alt+Del which would enable me to continue working without having to reboot?
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How do I diagnose why a VPS is freezing?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 VPS (1cpu, 512MB ram, swap 1024MB) with Apache, mySQL, sendmail and sshd, sometime it freeze, I can't access neither through ssh nor with VNC provided by the vps provider, the ...
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How do I figure out what's freezing up my machine?

I am running Arch on this machine: 3.40GHz i7 hexacore (4930K) 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM 2xSamsung 840 EVO SSDs in Raid0 (using BTRFS raid) When I run VMware on my Arch with a few VMs (2 ...
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Debian Jessie - Random freezes

I have a fresh installation of Debian Jessie, with Cinnamon and Gnome. I run it on a decent computer with the following specs: Athlon II x3, 6GB DDR2, 2GB SWAP (swapiness minimum), 600GB SATA HDD ...
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Desktop suddenly becomes unresponsive to mouse (moving/focusing/clicking UI elements)

I have an annoying problem where my desktop suddenly becomes unresponsive to my mouse. This always happens randomly, at random times. Sometimes I can work for hours with no problems, sometimes this ...
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How to debug Debian Jessie freezing on resume?

Every time I suspend my machine (at least the options say it is a suspend) the machine freezes within one minute of resuming. It seems to work fine for about a minute. After running for a bit, the ...
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Broken iSSD on motherboard freezes Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Asus UX32VD laptop which has a primary harddrive where the OS is installed and a small iSSD of 24GB on the motherboard which is not used for anything. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 ...
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Why does querying xrandr briefly freeze the screen?

Every time I run xrandr --query my screen freezes very briefly. It's enough to be jarring if I'm watching an animation or a video -- which sucks, because I have a script querying xrandr every 3 ...
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Linux Mint 17.1(64-bit) freezing on start-up

I am using Linux Mint 17.1(64-bit) dual booted with windows 7. I am a newbie to the Linux community and have been using Mint 17.1 for the last 2 months without any problem. Windows 7 is working fine. ...