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Questions tagged [freeze]

when the computer or an application is not responding

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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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Is there a daemon that would reboot node on freeze?

So my RPi alike Linux node freezes into an Uninterruptible sleep or from a user stand point dies till manual power off/on. I wonder if there is a daemon that would reboot node on such freezing ...
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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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Process “IP-m” (e.g. 192.178.12.1-m) causing temporary freeze

I am currently working on linux cluster and since a while, I am experiencing some issues which I cannot resolve (and also the sys admin is puzzled). Every once in a while (but quite regularly), the ...
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Xorg Frozen after standby

After suspending to RAM and reopening my xsession seems to be frozen. However The mouse still moves and even adapts to the Fields behind it (Cursor changes to Text-cursor or Hand depending on the ...
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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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Linux Mint 19 “Tara” freezes on splash screen at final dot

I've downloaded the ISO and created a bootable USB drive but when Mint pulls up, it displays the Mint logo and the dots below it, however the final dot never lights green and the OS just freezes. Also,...
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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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OMEN X by HP - 17t-ap000 CTO triple booted with ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10 hangs after grub bootloader

I have a OMEN X by HP - 17t-ap000 CTO triple booted with ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10. Since I first dual booted the computer I've had trouble starting Ubuntu 14.04. After selecting the ...
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Kali Linux stuck after login screen (dual boot with windows10 & kali linux 2018.4) possible reasons? [duplicate]

After deciding to dual boot my acer aspire laptop which is running windows 10 with kali linux I faced the problem that my login screen in kali linux freezes after loging in. When I did the dual boot ...
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How to troubleshoot system freeze with a corrupted filesystem afterwards?

I have had a couple of nasty freezes recently when the system becomes unresponsive to the point that I need to hold down the power button to shut it down forcefully. As a result, I get corrupted ext4 ...
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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. The installation froze at configuring user settings, so after 2 hours I have rebooted the laptop. Looked like everything was working ...
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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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Excessive IO Wait locks up system

For a while my laptop has been locking up with all cores maxed out on io wait (as evident by htops io wait display). This mostly happens after waking up from suspend to ram. Previous answers to ...
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Linux freezes randomly on Toshiba Portege Z830-10E

I know there is plenty of threads about linux random freezing but so far none of them solved my problem. I have Toshiba Portege Z830-10E where I want to install linux OS. Laptop should serve as ...
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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 ...
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Random freeze on debian 9 & xUbuntu 16.04 LTS

I'm trying to help a friend of mine that is having some big issues installing a working Linux on it's laptop (Windows works without any problem). We tried to install debian 9 (and also xUbuntu 16.04 ...
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kernel freezing on ubuntu 16.04

I recently switched to ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop which is a thinkpad P51. I am having the issue that sometimes the login desktop freezes in the sense that I am able to move the cursor and interact ...
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Xubuntu freezes when turning it off

I installed Xubuntu 17.10 to my laptop Asus GL553VW. It started to work well but as I tried to shut it down, the system won't react to anything. The same happens if I choose Log out/Shut Down or type ...
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Fedora live usb freezes on running gparted

I have a Fedora live USB (27-1.6) which I want to use for partitioning. (I could do everything described below on a 25 USB yesterday but as of today that's abandoned and I can no longer install ...
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Freezes after hitting F11 [closed]

I'm using Fedora (Workstation) 27. Everything is good and fine, except for one thing: When I press F11 to go into full-screen mode in Chromium or in Visual Studio Code, my computer freezes. It ...