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New CentOS 8 Install Crashing

So I just installed CentOS 8 and I keep having random freezes/crashes. I have tried looking at my /var/log/messages but I can't find anything of use to it. The crashes happen inconsistently and I can'...
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Raise the Elephant not working with Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS?

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. This was not a fresh install, but rather an upgrade. My question regards a keystroke combination that I would use when the browser would ...
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Ubuntu stop responding when a browser are loading a very large horizontal HTML page

I'm using Ubuntu. When a browser is loading an HTML page which has a very large horizontal table (a table with thousands of <td>) all the system freezes and stops responding: all the monitors ...
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Linux freezes minutes after boot (AMD r5 2600)

I've recently built a new computer with Ryzen 5 2600 and Asrock b450M Pro4 motherboard. I decided to go for a Windows/Linux dual boot since I plan to use Linux for programming (mainly machine learning)...
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Random freezes, kdump not triggered, system does not reboot

I've been having this problem for several months. I'm running Linux on my personal computer. At random times, upwards of 3 times per day, my system totally freezes and becomes unresponsive to any ...
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Debian Stretch freezes on reboot

sudo poweroff works perfectly every time without fail but, sudo reboot after passing [ OK ] for all tests, gets to reboot: Restarting system and just stops every time with a solid, unblinking _ ...
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Why did opening a large text file hang my entire system, not the editor?

Recently, I made the mistake of opening a large-ish text file (~100MB) in Kedit. This made my system entirely unresponsive and I had to reboot it using the REISUB method. I was wondering why this ...
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Why is my machine crashing?

Recently, I've replaced my old desktop (MB, CPU, RAM, chasis; I've kept the old disks) and upgraded to Fedora 29 (it was a fresh install) and now my machine occasionally crashes (sometimes a few days ...
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ThinkPad T420 intel i5 4 GB RAM freezes all the time I open some tab on browser [closed]

My laptop, a Thinkpad T420 with an intel i5 processor and 4 GB RAM works very slowly and freezes when I open some tabs, pages on browser. The laptop works slowly, sometimes, also when I do another ...
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mint machine constantly stalling / freezing

I have an asus laptop with a hybrid drive running mint 18.3. It constantly freezes (like dead frozen) for up to 4-5 seconds, and this happens every minute or so. I have no idea how to debug / diagnose ...
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Debug System Slow-downs and freeze

I have an Arch laptop where sometimes (daily and more) I experience freezes that start with software slowing down and then slowly extends to the whole system until it's unusable and I have to alt+prt+(...
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Debian 10 random (apparently) freezing

I recently upgraded my Debian 9 to Debian 10, and ever since, I have been experiencing random freezing. The screen just freezes, and apparentyl the kayboard and the mouse too (for instance, the ...
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Xorg server freezes and I must restart lightdm - any way to recover without closing all applications?

I use Arch Linux with the 5.2.5 stock kernel, Cinnamon 4.2.3, LightDM 1.30.0 and Mesa 19.1.3. My GPU is a Radeon RX 550 2GB. Sometimes, my desktop freezes as if there's a problem with the GPU or the ...
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Linux boot freezes at WPA supplicant

When booting my laptop, which is running Fedora 30 on kernal 5.2.7, it freezes when it gets to WPA supplicant saying: [ OK ] Started WPA supplicant But doesn't proceed any further. If anyone ...
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Is it expected to have a system frozen for more than an hour because of intensive swapping?

Following on from this question: What can make Linux so unresponsive? I get forced to wait for a minute or more to get rid of the bloat, sometimes it stays unresponsive for twelve minutes, and ...
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What can make Linux unresponsive for minutes when browsing certain websites?

I'm using Linux 4.15, and this happens to me many times when I browse Google, Facebook or any other resource-hungry website - The whole OS becomes unresponsive, frozen and useless. The only thing I ...
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Linux Mint reboot freeze

I have almost succeeded with a USB dual boot installation of Linux Mint 19.2 on a Win 10 laptop. I am a Linux virgin, so have followed the instructions in a "monkey-see, monkey-do" method. This ...
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Almost no Linux distros will install on my Clevo N240wu laptop

Ubuntu 18 and 19 both freeze after a few minutes on boot (by which I mean everything stops- the cursor, music playing I have to use the power button to turn it off) Debian freezes on CD-ROM during ...
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CentOS 7 freezing

I have been running CentOS 7 minimal on around 10 i7-8700 PCs in my organization. These machines are HP Elitedesk 800 G4 workstations (Hardware Ref. Guide) (Maintenance and Service Guide) (datasheet). ...
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system freezes, can't recover

I'm running Debian 10 with kde-plasma on Dell Latitude E6540. Sometimes my system just freezes, then there's nothing I can do other than reboot with the physical button. I don't know why it happens, ...
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Youtube on firefox freezes entire system

Every time i open YouTube, it freezes entire system after 1-5 minutes. I dont use any plugins, but the problem is the same even with adblock and after resetting firefox profile, i also tried to sudo ...
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System freeze on reboot/shutdown

My laptop is an Acer predator helios 300 with intel i7-7700hq and an NVIDIA GTX 1050ti. It had a 128GB NVME SSD and 1TB hard disk. I had dual boot on it with fedora 29 installed on the SSD and Mint ...
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OpenSUSE and Ubuntu freeze in shutdown on my HP envy15 laptop

I was trying to install Ubuntu in parallel with Windows on my laptop yesterday, and everything went smoothly until I shut down Ubuntu: It freezes at the last frame and didn't show any feedback. ...
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Kali linux having graphic drivers problems

I am using Kali linux . My Computer machine has two graphics cards Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 and Radeon HD 8670A/ R5 M330. Intel 5500 is acting as VGA compatible Controller and AMD Radeon ...
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Huge hdd usage while gaming

For testing I tried to run Path of Exile and Guild Wars 2 on Ubuntu Budgie and Mint XFCE. To run PoE I used steam. To run GW2 I used Lutris. When any game is fully loaded and I do not touch anithing ...
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Video output freezes unless there is mouse or keyboard input - all distros

I have tried several different distros on my Acer laptop, and no matter the distro (currently on fedora), after a few seconds of no user input, the video output freezes, and the same ~1 second audio ...
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Manjaro-> Widgets freeze while playing CS:GO in Windowed Fullscreen

As the Title says. I have a didtal clock, binary clock and a CPU load monitor. They all freeze at seemingly random values when ever I launch CS:GO via setam, In windowed fullscreen, native res cat /...
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Debian sid freezing randomly

My Debian Sid (KDE) OS (on a PC with an Nvidia GTX 970, proprietary drivers, an i7-8700K CPU, and 16GB RAM) has begun freezing randomly. Once or twice a day, it's completely unresponsive; the mouse ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 + AMD Ryzen == why random freeze? [closed]

As stated in this thread, Ubuntu 18.04 looks like it has some trouble with AMD Ryzen 5 integrated graphics controllers, where Ubuntu freezes occasionally, including the mouse. I can prove this issue ...
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Linux freezes after reboot/shutdown

I'm running a Kali Linux with KDE Plasma and encountered an issue where I cannot logout/reboot or shutdown. I tried adding acpi=force, apm=power_off' and reboot=bios to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT,...
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My computer freezes at random times, what information can I get to fix this?

At certain random times, though often when a browser is open, which I think is a coincidence because I have the browser open alot the computer will completely freeze up, I can't move the mouse, type ...
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Debian freezes after some time

I have Debian Server, which apparently freezes after some time. When this happens the only way is to hard shutdown it by long pressing the power button. I don't know where to look for the reason of ...
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How can I get a non-blocking network file share between windows and linux PCs

I have a file share server (samba daemon) running on a Debian server at a local network. My never-ending problem is that whenever I leave the local network (take my notebook to work, or outside) my ...
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Vim freezes in insert mode when .vimrc contains set tags=tags;

I am using vim-gtk on Ubuntu 16.04 and use exuberant-ctags to generate a tags file in the root directory of my project. My instance of vim would randomly freeze in insert mode, usually after inserting ...
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Despite ` vm.swappiness=100`, Mint system freezes, yet swap underused

My Mint 18.1 system often freezes for approximately 10 minutes due to running out of memory, as per a widget which shows 100% memory use at freeze time. SysRq + "Raising Skinny Elephants Is Utterly ...
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Arch Linux freeze: “kernel: watchdog: BUG: soft lockup” and once more w/o logs - how to investigate

I just bought a new desktop PC and had a freeze a week ago. Looking into the kernel log reveals a soft lockup (from journalctl -xa): Mar 03 23:48:55 xxx kernel: watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#6 ...
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Linux freeze on shutdown problem

I'm trying to throubleshoot an annoying shutdown problem with my Sun Ultra 24 Workstation running under Devuan ASCII. groucho@devuan:~$ inxi -b System: Host: devuan Kernel: 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64 (...
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A “systemic” slowdown - from firefox to other apps

The problem I'm describing has followed me from Mint 18.3 to Devuan ASCII (~= Debian Stretch), so it is likely not super-specific to a distribution. My typical desktop session has an IDE, two ...
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Why am I seeing a ton of SyS_poll?

I have two different Linux desktops connected to a Synology NAS like so: 10.0.0.20:/volume1/chronicle /chronicle nfs rw,hard,intr 0 0 and I am frequently seeing my computer locking up ...
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How to use the 2nd monitor to only show textmode vt1 with critical log info?

I have one graphics card with 2 OUTPUT ports: VGA and HDMI and 2 led monitors. On the 1st monitor, the HDMI one, I use the graphical environment (Unity/KDE/Gnome etc). Using NVidiaSettings, I can ...
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rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU + watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#3 stuck for 22s

Being unable to ssh into a machine I connected it to a monitor and found the following: The machine is running Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS and is a first generation 8 core Ryzen 1700. I've restarted the ...
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When i open firefox on kali linux, my computer freezes and i have to force restart [duplicate]

I went in /root/.mozilla and renamed firefox to firefox.old And that worked, but only once, after that every time i open firefox my computer freezes and i have to force restart, but everything else is ...
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Performance issues on internal SATA device causing high load

I have a problem with the performance of my laptop. In fact I needed to install quite some things recently and the whole machine froze from time to time completely. First some general information: I ...
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Acer notebook freeze / sleep on boot Debian 9.5

When booting Debian 9.5 my notebook, Acer Aspire E5 - 573G sleeps for several minutes before the login screen shows up. It stops after the following lines: [ 10.686470] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 is freezing randomly

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop Dell Inspiron 5000 (AMD Ryzen 5 2500U/8 GB RAM/1 TB HDD/Windows 10/39.62 cm (15.6 Inch) FHD/Vega 8 Graphics) Inspiron 5575 The os is freezing randomly even ...
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Apple 27" Cinema HD Display making Xorg slow to a crawl

I recently came across an Apple 27" Cinema HD Display, which is 2560x1600 and connects through DVI. I have a fairly powerful gaming PC, GTX 770 graphics card, i5-6600k, SSD, and 16 GB RAM. I ...
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How to determine freeze/unfreeze status of a filesystem?

I use xfs_freeze to freeze and unfreeze my xfs filesystem: xfs_freeze -f /blahblah xfs_freeze -u /blahblah After I run the unfreeze command I want to make sure that the filesystem is not frozen ...
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Several Linux distros freeze [closed]

I tried to move from Windows to Linux but at the time of installation it always freezes when you enter the login password, while the mousepad is disabled, I have tried it with Mint, Ubuntu and Deepin ...
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Linux Mint 19 keeps freezing

My Linux Mint installation (new installation since 2 weeks) keeps freezing at random moments. It seems to happen only when I'm using the laptop, such as watching a video or opening a new browser tab. ...
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Using udisksctl to power off external hard drive causes hard lock

I possess an external USB 3.0 hard drive which is connected to my notebook. Of course, I do not want to just tug the connector off when I'm done; rather, I want it to safely spin down as per good ...