I recently installed ubuntu 16.04.1 on my Dell Inspiron 5577. It was working fine till I installed GNOME 3.18 on it. Now it keeps freezing randomly and a forced shut down is the only thing I can do in such a case (no keyboard or mouse input is registered).

I thought that my nvidia (GTX 1050) graphics card is causing this problem, since the card caused me a lot of inconvenience when trying to install later versions of ubuntu, but I found out that my laptop is using Intel HD graphics and not nvidia. Also, I only faced the problem after installing GNOME.

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  • Fill a bugreport, and/or install a fresh non-ubuntu system ASAP. – Ipor Sircer Nov 19 '18 at 6:23

Try to install other desktop environment like Cinnamon: Before installing Cinnamon, update your installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Linux distribution, type the following command on your terminal.:

sudo apt-get update

Then upgrade all of our system softwares and other packages:

sudo apt-get upgrade

Then add Cinnamon to your repository:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon

Type the following command to finally install Cinnamon:

sudo apt-get install cinnamon

To check the installed version of Cinnamon:

cinnamon --version

Now, log out from your system and select log in with Cinnamon session or Cinnamon (Software Rendering) session to get into Cinnamon. Now when you make sure that Cinnamon serve you well, you can remove GNOME. However, keeping it would not be a problem and removing it if you do not know the correct way can make some problem.

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