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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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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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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. ...
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rhel freezing after startup

I am new to linux. I installed rhel6 few days ago.it was working fine but today it showed notification that your gnome is missing some configuration. Now whenever i start pc it freezes at rhel 6. any ...
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wifi-menu leads to freezes in Arch

I have a Macbook Pro 5,1 that I recently installed Arch on. Today, I had problems with my wifi, so I reinstalled the broadcom drivers, and was able to get wifi-menu working, but this has led my ...
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freebsd system freeze

For the past week or so, some of my FreeBSD servers intermittently freeze, meaning that their normal network services stop responding. IPMI over the same network continues to work on these frozen ...
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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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Unity freeze randomly

My UI hangs and nothing works anymore (mouse not moving, image freezes). I have to switch to TTY and go back to UI to make it unfreeze. I have the following error in DMESG: ...
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How do I speed up recovering “stuck” cifs mount?

I have a cifs mounted like this: mount.cifs -o uid=myuser,user=...,dom=... //IP/Share /some/mountpoint/ When I try to access it after period of inactivity (or when the network is inaccessible), it ...
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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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USB Mouse Freezing in Debian / KDE // Keyboard OK

Having problems with seemingly random freezes of my Logitech Wireless Mouse in Debian (KDE). With regards to a number of articles out there, I don't have powertop, mouseemu or laptop-mode-tools ...
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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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wpa_supplicant nl80211 hangs linux mint frequently

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different - white screen, black screen, screen freeze. Checking syslog after hangs ...
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frequent linux mint hangs

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different white screen black screen screen freeze Maybe some of these symtoms ...
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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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Trying to Fix Intermittent Video Freezes

Problem Description: At seemingly random points, the video and audio from what I was watching will hang, and the program will usually stop responding to my input. I typically end up closing the ...
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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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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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Fedora 20 freezes on reboot and shutdown

I'm using Fedora 20 and I'm using the most recent kernel (3.16.7). Whenever I try to poweroff, shutdown or reboot it freezes on my desktop or when I shut down with Firefox open, it freezes on a blank ...
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Screensaver makes my computer freeze after random amount of time

Im setting up a computer with linux mint, it's a fresh install. I did all updates, even level 4 and 5, i dont know if it was a good idea. (I dont know if the problem was there before thoses updates) ...
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How to solve constant freezes in any linux? [closed]

I'm desperately trying to become Linux user in the past few months, but problems emerge one by another... I tried Ubuntu first, then Linux Mint (Cinnamon) Suse, and last was Debian. I am constantly ...
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How can I prevent disk I/O from taking over my CPU?

I run Debian Jessie on a quad-core i7 processor, which results in 8 cores being shown thanks to hyperthreading. On disk-heavy loads, all eight cores are maxed out with io-wait, as shown by htop. This ...
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Why does music still loop, when my PC freezes? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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How to unfreeze after accidentally pressing Ctrl-S in a terminal?

It's a situation that has happened quite often to me: after I press (with a different intention) Ctrl-S in a terminal, the interaction (input or output) with it is frozen. It's probably a kind of ...
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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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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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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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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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Low battery freezes laptop [closed]

I have a laptop Lenovo G575. MS Windows works without any problems on it, but with Linux, it freezes during login or up to 10 minutes after power on. I have tried Ubuntu, Fedora 15 and 16, Fedora 16 ...
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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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How to fix non-responsive Ubuntu system?

I use Ubuntu. Sometimes, the system does not have any response with mouse and keyboard. Is there any way to solve this problem except hitting the reset button on the machine?
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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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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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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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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 ...