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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04, computer freezing

I have a problem with my netbook, it freezes frequently at random. Then it makes crunching noises and nothing helps except pressing the power button. It happens every 1-2 hours or so, during me ...
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debian / screen freeze but system working

I've recently installed a dual-boot Debian Jessie / Win10 on a 64bit tower PC, and I'm having serious issues with Debian's install. Out of the blue the screen/mouse/keyboard freeze, while the system ...
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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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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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Linux Mint OS always freezes when laptop is not charging

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 OS on my HP Compaq nc6400 laptop. The OS always freezes after a while if I'm using my laptop without charging it but never does so if I'm charging my laptop while using it. ...
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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 14.04 crashing when 2 monitors are plugged in

The title is pretty self-explanatory. Ubuntu 14.04 is crashing, but only if 2 monitors are plugged in. If I start my computer with just the main monitor everything works fine. What is weird is that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on boot: blank purple screen. Can only kill power

I did some digging but couldn't find an answer to my problem. I'm a first time Linux user, when I turn on my laptop running ONLY Ubuntu 14.04 on it, 50% of the time it freezes on a blank purple ...
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Machine freezes once it hits swap space under heavy load

I encountered several crashes of my machine. Meanwhile, I can reproduce it when I start a program that fills up all memory. Once the system starts writing to the swap file, the system freezes and I ...
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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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Dell XPS8700 running Linux Mint freeze

I left the PC running over night and I woke up to find the system unresponsive. I verified the system log and this is what I found Syslog Details There are no logs after 05:35:11 The only ...
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Randomly Linux freezing on Acer Extensa

On my Debian and Arch keeps freezing randomly won't respond at all with keyboard, mouse or power button. I have to over ride by holding power button for 10 seconds to hard reset. I boot linux using ...
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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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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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How to restart script or reboot if FFMPEG / AVCONV get stuck?

I am using AVCONV to stream my webcam on Dailymotion, here is the command : avconv -f video4linux2 -s 853x480 -i /dev/video0 -f flv -b 800k -r 14 rtmp://publish.dailymotion.com/publish-dm/xxx I run ...
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Why linux system freezes and not recover from running out of RAM

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 15.10 on my machine with 4 GB of RAM and 4GB of swap. My understanding of Linux was, when it starts to run out of RAM, it will start killing processes to get some RAM back, ...
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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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What is the most probable cause of terminal freeze / unresponsive keys?

What is the most probable cause of terminal freeze / unresponsive keys? I'm a relatively new Linux user (2 yrs) and am still learning to use the command line. I have used xkill and similar commands to ...
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I think my hibernation image in the encrypted swap partition is corrupted?

I have a hard drive with the below partition layout. I can suspend-to-ram and resume as well as pass all the pm_test (without actually writing the image to disk). However, when I do the actual ...
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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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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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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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Random system Freezes on two different machines in the same room

I am at my wits end and looking for suggestions. I have been encountering a problem with 2 desktop workstations in my home office. This problem began on an old dell machine, and when I finally gave up ...
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linux mint hangs - how to find a reason?

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It usually looks like a white or black screen (or off if the lid was closed). CPU seems to be a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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File of Doom freezes any computer that attempts interaction

I have a file on an internal server that causes any machine that interacts with it to immediately and irrecoverably freeze. By interaction, I mean just about anything: rm, mv, cp, cat, vi, gedit, ...
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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 ...