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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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How to debug Debian Jessie freezing on resume?

Every time I suspend my machine (at least the options say it is a suspend) the machine freezes within one minute of resuming. It seems to work fine for about a minute. After running for a bit, the ...
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Why does Age of Empires 2 (Gold Edition) make Linux Mint freeze?

I've installed Aoe2 (Gold Edition) on a linux mint 18.3 pc of mine. At first I have some trouble getting it installed, then finally I succeeded. Now when I try to run it, it gets stuck at a certain ...
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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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lock screen session suspension in debian jessie

lock screen session suspension in debian jessie I just read of an issue that seemed similar to mine, and as I cannot comment yet and my problem is different I will ask my question outright. the ...
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How to fix non-responsive Ubuntu system?

I use Ubuntu. Sometimes, the system does not have any response with mouse and keyboard. Is there any way to solve this problem except hitting the reset button on the machine?
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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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Display “burps” every 30 seconds

I'm running Mint 18 on a Dell i7 and I have this annoying issue that I can't find where its coming from. Every 30 seconds the display freezes for about 0.5 seconds. The issue is persistent and ...
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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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Cursor freezes - keystrokes to release?

Occasionally the mouse cursor will freeze - I have to reboot. In Ubuntu is there a keystroke combination such as Ctrl+Alt+Del which would enable me to continue working without having to reboot?
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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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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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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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What is freezing my desktop every second (like clockwork)?

Recently, after using my desktop machine for a day or so, the oddest thing will start happening: Every second, the desktop will briefly freeze, then continue, like a heartbeat. The interval is one ...
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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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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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Why do I experience screen freeze?

I recently installed Kali-linux on my machine. Sometimes it freezes randomly (which means I can't do anything on the graphical interface but can switch to TTYs), leaving the following message in my ...
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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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ncmpcpp freezes at 2 Filesystem browser, 5 Playlist editor and 7 Output selector

I'm using Arch Linux, and I was able to config ncmpcpp to work about three months ago. However today when I open it and press 2 for the Filesystem Browser it freezes while the CPU seems to be working ...
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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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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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Linux freezing randomly

My Computer has been freezing a lot lately, and with no apparent reason.It freezes even if my usage is 3% CPU and 9% RAM. I was using Windows 8 until I installed Ubuntu 14.04. It was really slow, ...
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Linux Kernel - Wacom Tablet (CTL-490DW-S) - Lockout

I'm trying to use my new Wacom (CTL-490DW-S (Intuos DRAW)) drawing tablet with Linux Mint. I have an PC with a clean install (due to me messing up so many times already!) of Linux Mint: Linux Mint ...
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System lags/freezes, dmesg shows GPU errors and faux USB disconnect - what to do?

I use GNU/Linux Mint 18.1 64-bit on an Intel i5 3570K machine with a discrete nVIDIA-based graphics card. Recently there was a power outage in my neighborhood. After it, I couldn't boot my machine ...
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How do I speed up recovering “stuck” cifs mount?

I have a cifs mounted like this: mount.cifs -o uid=myuser,user=...,dom=... //IP/Share /some/mountpoint/ When I try to access it after period of inactivity (or when the network is inaccessible), it ...
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Mint 15 freezes at startup

Yesterday I installed Mint 15 MATE on my laptop. Everything worked perfectly, so I installed some packages (python-django, mysql-server, and some other python modules). I also ran apt-get update &&...
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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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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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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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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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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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Debian 8.2 computer freezing+crashing randomly

I have a Debian media server which seems to be crashing several times daily for no apparent reason at all. It simply freezes up, without restarting, until you manually restart it. I have uploaded the ...
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Why is my PC freezing while I'm copying a file to a pendrive?

I have a really strange situation here. My PC works fine, at least in most cases, but there's one thing that I can't deal with. When I try to copy a file from my pendrive, everything is ok -- I got 16-...
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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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How to completely disable swap?

I am using Debian sid, hard drive formatted with ext4, running on linux 3.1 I remember on previous linux versions (maybe before 3.0), if I run out of memory, and swap is not enabled, programs will ...
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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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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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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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General Protection Fault: What to do about it?

Linux is crashing (kernel panic?) and outputs this error on my screen. My system randomly freezes impredictably every hour or so, but this is the first time I've been seen this output. Unfortunately ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 crashing when 2 monitors are plugged in

Ubuntu 14.04 is crashing, but only if 2 monitors are plugged in. If I start my computer with just the main monitor everything works fine. What is weird is that yesterday everything was working ...
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Chromium with ~20 opened tabs freezes my laptop

When I have about 20 opened tabs of Chromium I see the hard disk starts writing and everything start to freeze. I have to 'killall' Chromium. Previously I had installed google-chrome and the same was ...
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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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Random system Freezes on two different machines in the same room

I have been encountering a problem with 2 desktop workstations in my home office. This problem began on an old dell machine, and when I finally gave up diagnosing it, I purchased a new desktop, only ...
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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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debian / screen freeze but system working

I've recently installed a dual-boot Debian Jessie / Win10 on a 64bit tower PC, and I'm having serious issues with Debian's install. Out of the blue the screen/mouse/keyboard freeze, while the system ...