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Why does music still loop, when my PC freezes? [on hold]

Unfortunately it happens rather regularly, that some i/o job or some other activity clogs all the cpu power on my rather old linux machine and leaves me with a frozen desktop, where not even the mouse ...
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Freeze after /dev/sdaX: clean

I did a major update yesterday and after shutting down the computer and turning it on today, I constantly get jammed at: /dev/sdaX: clean 99999/999999 files, 999999/999999 blocks If I do ...
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A ton of input at the login appears to lock the machine?

Occasionally my one year old son will come into my office where my machine is at the command line login prompt. As my little geekling is wont, he starts banging on the keyboard like Daddy does. As ...
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How to force Linux kernel to “freeze” (or nearly freeze) for a few hundred milliseconds

We are running a real-time process on a non real-time kernel (CentOS 6), and this is probably not going to change. We have a streaming video application that requires about 500 MB/s of PCIe traffic ...
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Updated Linux Mint 16 to 17. Now hangs on boot. Possible graphics issue? [closed]

I have been running Linux Mint 16 for a year or so now. Went to update to Mint 17 using instructions at Tecmint.com. Problem: upon booting to newly installed Mint 17, my computer hangs at the splash ...
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Debian Jessie stuck at “Loading initial ramdisk”. UEFI mode

I managed to install Debian Jessie on a MSI G70 2PE Apache Pro that came with Windows 8. First I partitioned some space on the laptop. Then I put on the net install cd for Debian and installed it on ...
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C Shell unfreezing using right click [closed]

I know almost nothing about Unix. I use commands like cd, rm, mkdir, cp, get, put, etc., and then simply run scripts that other people have written. I had opened C-Shell and was running a script and ...
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Linux freezing randomly

My Computer has been freezing a lot lately, and with no apparent reason.It freezes even if my usage is 3% CPU and 9% RAM. I was using Windows 8 until I decided I'd try to move on to linux, so I ...
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GNU Guix usb-install freezes at GRUB after boot

I wanted to try out the GNU usb install that was released with Guix 0.7. The problem is that when I try to boot from the USB, it freezes, with the word GRUB and a flashing type line. I followed the ...
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Server freezes because of fail2ban

Lately I've experienced some problems with my server freezing or having network problems (I can't really tell which at this point). I'm running OpenSSH on port 443 and it seems fail2ban's anti SSH ...
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How can I prevent systemd from freezing my system when Flash dies?

Since a recent update, when I quit a web page containing a Flash animation in Firefox, the plugin-container process becomes a zombie, and then the systemd-journald process (also maybe something like ...
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Linux freezing guess: keyboard & mouse (Archlinux and Ubuntu)

Linux on my PC is freezing a few seconds after startup. I am unable to use the mouse / keyboard. Neither Ubuntu nor Arch do anything after a few seconds. Windows has been running fine for years now. ...
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Intermittent freezes

I have a PC running RHEL6.5, and had a new problem emerge yesterday after installing a new video card (Radeon HD5450, PCIe1x) and configuring it to use three monitors (connected via DisplayPort, DVI, ...
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ndiswrapper freezes system (sis163u)

I'm trying to get the WLAN (most probably sis163u) of a AMILO La 1703 working under Debian wheezy. I'm using ndiswrapper and downloaded the driver from the location pointed from here. I'm able to ...
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Linux Mint 16 randomly freezing and freezes always after suspend wakeup

I've just installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on Dell Latitude E6420. During an hour of use the desktop would become unresponsive and I was unable to access any TTY. It just froze up. The same thing ...
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SSH to Windows 7 with cygwin openSSH freezes when remote conection [closed]

When I SSH into Windows 7(Cygwin) from a remote, the session freezes after few seconds or up to two minutes. This can happen while I'm typing and it can happen when idle. This is still happening after ...
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Having an independent console to kill rogue process?

Sometimes a flash plugin starts using all the mem and CPU or an app is also behaving "naughtily" and my system starts to crawl until i finally get a terminal with htop up and kill the rogue process, ...
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When I execute a cpio command, it hangs forever

I've been trying to unarchive a cpio archive (in this case, my initial ramdisk). However, when I try to extract the files, cpio hangs forever. It happens if I pass the -V argument to print extra info, ...
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System freezes upon executing any boot option in a live USB installation of Mint

Problem I'm trying to install Linux Mint 16, 64-bit, MATE using a live USB. The boot option menu itself is responsive and work as expected. However, when I execute any of said boot options, the ...
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Blue gradient line on top and bottom instead of Ubuntu-USB-Grub-Screen

I just bought a E350M1 mainboard with onboard AMD Radeon 6310 Graphics Card. I did (I think I did) the UEFI-Bios trick: CSM activated and plugged-in a usb-stick with an Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop i386 ...
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Ubuntu completely freezes, suspecting IDLE [closed]

Relatively inexperienced with both programming and linux so hopefully I'm missing something obvious. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude E5530 and haven't had any particular problems so far, but ...
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Linux mint freezes on second account login - unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)

I have two accounts, daniel and dn. When I log in with daniel first, everything is okay. But I can't login with dn, it freezes. It's irrelevant if I log out daniel or try a parallel login. It's the ...
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Desktop freezes, how to troubleshoot.

I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition (Cinamon desktop). Since a recent upgrade it crashes quite a lot. Well the desktop sort of stops responding. The mouse still moves a pointer on screen, but ...
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Why is my PC freezing while I'm copying a file to a pendrive?

I have a really strange situation here. My PC works fine, at least in most cases, but there's one thing that I can't deal with. When I try to copy a file from my pendrive, everything is ok -- I got ...
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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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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen

I saw a question in SuperUser titled How do I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? and I think it would be helpful, but the problem is I can't switch to any of the TTYs. ...
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Chromium with ~20 opened tabs freezes my laptop

As the title says, when I have about 20 opened tabs of Chromium I see the hard disk starts writing and everything start to freeze. I have to 'killall' Chromium. Previously I had installed ...
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How to recover from desktop freeze without losing running windows?

Sometimes VirtualBox causes random freeze of my Mint 16 Cinnamon Desktop 64bit. I am not able to pinpoint what is actually wrong and even where to fill the bug report. But the life goes on and I ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop freeze when tried to change the brightness, OS:Linux Mint

My laptop is Dell Inspiron n5010 with Linux Mint. Whenever I tried to adjust the screen brightness the laptop got stuck and nothing works after that until I force restarted the system. I tried to make ...
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Linux randomly freezing?

For the last few hours, my computer has been freezing at random every minute or so. I'll type some text, and it won't appear until ~15 seconds later, all in one block. It started happening all at once ...
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Is there a way to discover why my server had a high load

Just now I was forced to remotely reboot my CentOS 6.3 system due to a ultra high load (75!) that paralyzed the system. This is a web/mail server that serves a wordpress blog (mySQL + PHP). Is there ...
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My Debian freezes

I installed a fresh Debian 7 install, but it freezes from time to time, and when it happens (quite often indeed) only the mouse can move around but everything is blocked. All I can do is restart. I ...
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New SuSE install intermittently freezes

I've just installed the latest Gnome SuSE from their website (downloaded from their site yesterday). I grabbed the LiveCD, put it on a USB stick, booted from it, and used the included installer to ...
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chrome freezes Ubuntu 13.04

Since about 2 to 3 weeks ago, my Ubuntu 13.04 desktop frequently freezes after I am using Chrome for a while. The mouse is movable, but nothing respond to mouse or keyboard. I have to push the power ...
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Can anyone help me diagnose this crash output?

I've been using Linux Mint MATE edition for a while and suffering the odd freeze. Today, it switched to a terminal-style output and gave me some actual info before it died. I took a photo, see below ...
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Kernel Panic after Fedora 19 Update

After installing updates on Fedora 19 (kernel 10.3.7-200.fc19.x86_64) the DE freezes whenever I log in. Using the virtual consoles doesn't work. One time I even got this kernel panic: ...
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RTL8180 kernel module freezing with Realtek RTL8185L chipset

I've recently purchased a PEAK wireless PCI board. I needed a card with removable antenna capability to test a high gain antenna that I had laying around. Went to my local hardware store and I got ...
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What is freezing my desktop every second (like clockwork)?

Recently, after using my desktop machine for a day or so, the oddest thing will start happening: Every second, the desktop will briefly freeze, then continue, like a heartbeat. The interval is one ...
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How to prevent fork bomb?

To prevent fork bomb I followed this http://www.linuxhowtos.org/Tips%20and%20Tricks/ulimit.htm ulimit -a reflects the new settings but when I run (as root in bash) :(){ :|:&};: the VM still goes ...
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Mint 15 frozen at startup, don't know why

yesterday I installed Mint 15 MATE on my laptop. Everything worked perfectly, so I installed some packages (python-django, mysql-server, and some other python modules). I also made an apt-get update ...
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Fedora 19 freezes after login

I have been using F19 for a couple of days until I've decided to do an yum update. Everything went well but after reboot I can't get past the login screen anymore. I enter my username/password, then ...
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Java application locks up after playing sound

Our Java application plays short notification sounds periodically (in response to user actions). On some hardward, our application will lock up after the 3rd or 4th short sound. We have to pkill java ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome 3 “freezes” randomly - not a normal freeze though

Since upgrading to 12.04, I've randomly experienced this strange phenomenon where my mouse mostly doesn't work and keyboard mostly does. I have not been able to identify a cause for this. Sometimes it ...
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Window content freezes

I recently started using Kanotix, a Debian based distro that loads itself into RAM on boot, and i'm loving it. But this is the second time I have this problem, and I was wondering what caused it and ...
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Local, regular file causes `stat` or `ls -l` to hang

I've seen a few different questions about ls hanging. It's usually because they use the -l switch, which causes a stat on the file, which in turn is a bad symlink or pointing to an NFS mount or some ...
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keyboard lockup after hold ctrl key

With Fedora 17 I have a PS/2-connected keyboard. If I hold just the left CTRL key down for a period (say 5 seconds) then the whole keyboard locks up. The USB-connected mouse still works and I can ...
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Fedora 17 freezes at loading screen with a CD-based installation

I'm trying to install F17 on my laptop (Toshiba A-665 ... 4gigs RAM, nividia gforce GTS350M,core-i7 1.7 GHz processor), but the liveCD boot freezes about 3/4 of the way through the loading icon... ...
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Accidental `nano SomeFile | uniq` renders the shell unresponsive

In my attempt to get unique entries (read lines) out of a simple text file, I accidentally executed nano SomeTextFile | uniq. This "instruction" renders the shell (bash) completely (?) ...
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Untraceable stability problem of 3.6.8 kernel on ASUS P53E

Randomly, but not later than after 10 hours of work, the laptop freezes. Just freezes. Knowing that not all hardware errors are reported back to the user I tried the netconsole. Unfortunately the ...
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Typing in Chromium's/Chrome's Omnibox crashes browser

Very often, when I type something in Omnibox (address-bar), Chromium/Chrome crashes. W/ crash I mean that it freezes and refuses to any signals (mouse, keyboard etc.). This is what got printed out to ...