I have a Ubuntu 10.04 , I have recently been playing Minecraft by using the,"Minecraft.jar" After about 6-10 Minutes, My desktop suddenly freezes. Sometimes, I just spam Ctrl+ALT+* Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Then I would have to restart my computer, but would happen AGAIN later. Is there anyway to stop this from happening?

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    If your hardware supports it you should upgrade your machine to a newer release. Ubuntu 10.04 is end-of-life. This might, but not necessarily will, solve the problems you are having. – Anthon May 29 '15 at 14:14
  • @Anthon Yes, i've been seeing a pop-up saying,"SYSTEM-UPDATE-AVAILABLE!" But i've been ignoring it while I was gaming. So thanks for your help! – Ben Jun 1 '15 at 15:03
  • Be conservative with what you do with old machines. My Dell D800 (from 2003 or so) will not run with newer nvidia drivers than those that come with 10.04. I always keep the old version on a partition and use a second to try newer versions. – Anthon Jun 1 '15 at 16:58

There was something (kind of) similar to your case. That case was (kind of or at least became a bit better) solved after uninstalling the game and Java package then reinstalling both.

You may also consider checking for any update that might have been recently released by your VGA vendor.

  • Thank you for your suggestion, I will try this immediately, I will notify you if this doesn't work. – Ben Jun 1 '15 at 15:00
  • My Linux is now updated to,"UBUNTU 14.04 LTS" Is this an end of life? – Ben Jun 2 '15 at 13:28
  • @Ben: I thought your hardware might not support Linux' newer version. Now that you've successfully upgraded, did it solve your problem? 14.04 looks like to be a nice thing, after all. – Vynylyn Jun 23 '15 at 5:57

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