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Questions tagged [freeze]

when the computer or an application is not responding

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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 ...
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Laptop lid closing freeze - Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a Dell inspiron 7559. I had a lot of trouble with the installation of almost any distro but this time it seemed that everything worked just fine. The first couple ...
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How to reboot a frozen linux unit

There is a PROD unit with Mindspeed c2000 and Linux(3.2.54) on it. It offers many services like SSH, LAN(connecting to back-end), 3G etc. At certain times the unit goes into freeze mode and no way to ...
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Fedora 28 - random keyboard lag

I have recently installed Fedora on my new Dell Vostro 5471 laptop. EDIT: "This is the configuration with the AMD Radeon 530 Graphics card. Here is the full list of components: https://drive.google....
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i3wm [official ubuntu version] screen freezes randomly when window is fullscreen

I'm using compton for compositing with this config in i3wm in Ubuntu 18.04: # _ # ___ ___ _ __ ___ _ __ | |_ ___ _ __ # / __/ _ \| '_ ` _ \| '_ \| __/ _ \| '_ \ # | (...
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NFS Share Locking Workstations in Closed Network

This one is a bit weird. We have a closed network of about five (5) Red Hat Workstation 7 assets in one of our development laboratories. One of the REHL 7 machines is hosting a USB connected DroboPro ...
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Debian crashes constatly [closed]

My newly installed system has been crashing on me. I don't really know what information to give you but please ask me what you need. Debian Stretch XFCE 64bit Nvidia drivers are installed. I made a ...
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reisub, get detailed processes usage

I'm using the magic SysRq keys when my computer is frozen. The downside is that with REISUB, there is no detailed feedback of the computer state: I would like to find which processes are causing the ...
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Computer freezes 4-5 min after boot, with all OS, even live USB [closed]

I'm facing the most bizarre issue all of a sudden... I turned on my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo laptop with 2GB RAM, booting into my Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 MATE. While the computer began booting, I went to ...
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Kde neon stuck on splash screen

I just recently bought a new laptop "Hp pavilion power 15-cb012no" and I was trying to install KDE Neon on it. The laptop has a ssd and a hdd. I was trying to install linux on the hdd, since the ssd ...
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Fedora frequently (but not always) hangs in or just after Grub. How to debug?

My work laptop is a Dell Precision 7510 currently running Fedora 26. At boot, it usually (ie, the majority of attempts) gets stuck with a black screen before the point at which it would show a Fedora ...
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Kali persistence freezes after shut down [duplicate]

I decided to install Kali 2018.2 on my 16gb SanDisk cruzer with persistence. But ever since I installed it, I cannot switch off my system safely, I end up force switching off my laptop which I do not ...
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keyboard freezes after opening program, mouse keeps working

I'm not so new to Linux in general, but I am new to Arch. I've installed it twice (the first time on an HDD, just to try while waiting for the SSD to be delivered to me, the second time, a few days ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS mouse/keyboard doesn't work at login screen and then freeze

There are many questions like this one, but mine seems to be unique. I have a HiDPI display on a System76 laptop, and running uname -a gives Linux Ulfhednar 4.13.0-43-generic #48~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP ...
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Why is my sudo process freezing?

When my laptop is at work (running OpenSUSE Tumbleweed), and when the network cable -> USB adapter is plugged in, eventually in a day the computer sort-of-freezes. I can still operate everything ...
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PC freezes after fresh install

I have migrated yesterday from Windows to Linux. At first, I installed ElementaryOS. After ~2mins of browsing web and setting things up, the PC froze; I had to restart it. It happened every time I ...
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Debian 9.4.0 (Stretch) with LXQt - anyone experienced the same issues?

I tried to install Debian Stretch (9.4.0) together with desktop environment LXQt. Hereby I installed a raw and clean system without any additional packages first and then set the recommended and ...
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Under what circumstance could switching tty's and entering commands freeze?

I noticed, that when booted from a live disc, and the RAM is filled up nearly, the live DVD starts being accessed far more often (probably due to exhausted and squished block cache) and switching tty'...
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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 freezes seconds after boot, stuck at login screen

Background Two weeks ago, I was on the kernel 4.13.0-36, and a routine update installed 4.13.0-37 and 4.13.0-38 automatically. After that, I was unsuccessful in getting my laptop to boot beyond the ...
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Debian 9 freezes when slightly loaded

I have a laptop that I've been using for work: Model: ASUS X501A CPU: Intel Celeron, 2.4 dual core. RAM: 4GB And I recently started to get freezes when I open a bit too many programs or tabs in ...
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Working out what is causing my machine to freeze

Background For a few years now, I have been having problems with my Xeon workstations freezing. For many things they have been lightning fast, but sometimes applications or even the desktop just ...
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Linux freezes during I/O load [closed]

I use Linux Mint with Dell XPS 15 as work laptop and build a large Android application using gradle. With all optimizations it still uses almost all available RAM (16 GB) and starting to use SWAP ...
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How can I prevent installation of a specific package on Linux Mint?

TL;DR Question: How can I disallow installing of the package intel-microcode in the future? With my bad memory, I may try installing it someday, again. Long story Yesterday, I installed the intel-...
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gnome-shell freezes when connecting to 4k monitor

When I connect a 4k monitor to any video output of my laptop running debian sid, the computer freezes and a fan starts spinning. This only happens if I have gnome running. If I am on a terminal, the ...
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nVidia drivers causing freezing

If I install nVidia drivers on my custom built desktop, Debian 9 freezes within 20 minutes of booting. When I boot with nouveau, I see an unknown chipset error at boot. I'm booting from UEFI and ...
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Mint does not wake up from suspend

I recently installed Mint on my laptop, where previously Windows 8.1 was installed. Whenever I suspend the system, it is completely frozen after waking up. I can not move the mouse, cant use the ...
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wine adobe photoshop randomly freeze my linux mint system

i have linux mint os and i use some designing soft wares with it like blender 3d and adobe photo shop my blender 3d software working fine and never freeze my laptop but when I use adobe photo shop my ...
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Killing browser window takes too long or is impossible

It happens fairly often that, while browsing, suddenly the cursor (touchpad) starts moving sluggishly, the LED light on my USB stick starts flickering without stopping (I use a Linux live CD on memory ...
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freeze while turning monitor off with xrandr

Question: How to turn one monitor off without freezeing the other? My specs are below. I have two monitors. I want to turn my left monitor off, but when i run: xrandr --output DVI-0 --off my left ...
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How to diagnose, why Linux Mint host freezes after starting Virtualbox VM

Situation: I am using Linux Mint 18.2 Cinammon 64bit with Virtualbox installed. Within Virtualbox, I have a single virtual machine (VM) - Windows 7 64bit - with four snapshots (each a uniquely ...
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XOrg - AMDGPU Failed to make 16bpp pixmap exportable

Intro I've recently acquired a new desktop from Dell which comes with an AMD setup: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Quad-Core Processor with Radeon RX 460. It came from Dell with Ubuntu installed but i've wiped ...