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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using xrandr freezes computer completely

I have the following problem: I have a laptop (open) with an external monitor connected. After boot, everything is perfect - the laptop screen is on the left of the external one and both resolutions ...