Questions tagged [freeze]

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How to unfreeze after accidentally pressing Ctrl-S in a terminal?

It's a situation that has happened quite often to me: after I press (with a different intention) Ctrl-S in a terminal, the interaction (input or output) with it is frozen. It's probably a kind of "...
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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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What to do when a Linux desktop freezes?

I'm a Windows guy, dual booted recently, and now I'm using Linux Mint 12 When a Windows desktop freezes I refresh, or if I am using a program I use alt + F4 to exit the program or I can use ctrl + ...
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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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How do I figure out what's freezing up my machine?

I am running Arch on this machine: 3.40GHz i7 hexacore (4930K) 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM 2xSamsung 840 EVO SSDs in Raid0 (using BTRFS raid) When I run VMware on my Arch with a few VMs (2 or ...
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System hanging when it runs out of memory

I've got an eeePC 900a: it has a 8GB flash as disk and only 1GB of RAM. The Linux distribution installed on it is ArchLinux. When the system runs out of memory it becomes extremely unresponsive: it ...
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How to prevent fork bomb?

To prevent fork bomb I followed this http://www.linuxhowtos.org/Tips%20and%20Tricks/ulimit.htm ulimit -a reflects the new settings but when I run (as root in bash) :(){ :|:&};: the VM still goes ...
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wpa_supplicant nl80211 hangs linux mint frequently

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different - white screen, black screen, screen freeze. Checking syslog after hangs ...
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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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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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Fedora 17 Freezes on Boot

I have been having issues with Fedora 17 not booting after the latest round of updates. I am able to enter the pass for my disk encryption, the boot logo acts normally but after the animation is ...
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Untraceable stability problem of 3.6.8 kernel on ASUS P53E

Randomly, but not later than after 10 hours of work, the laptop freezes. Just freezes. Knowing that not all hardware errors are reported back to the user I tried the netconsole. Unfortunately the ...
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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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Fedora 19 freezes after login

I have been using F19 for a couple of days until I've decided to do an yum update. Everything went well but after reboot I can't get past the login screen anymore. I enter my username/password, then ...
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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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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 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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linux mint hangs - how to find a reason?

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It usually looks like a white or black screen (or off if the lid was closed). CPU seems to be a ...
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How to troubleshoot a computer freeze from liveCD?

I'm helping my dad fixing his old computer. I am now running it from Fedora 16 with XFCE Live CD. If I try to install, as soon as it gets to the part where it writes partition to disk however, the ...
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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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frequent linux mint hangs

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different white screen black screen screen freeze Maybe some of these symtoms look ...
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Bash Process Substitution Hangs When Listing Bindings

TLDR: cat <(INPUTRC=/dev/null bash -c 'bind -pm emacs') # freezes # I can't use this because I need to pipe the output of the bind cat <(INPUTRC=/dev/null bash -c 'bind -pm emacs' &) # ...
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Debian 9.1 with KDE regularly freezes and sometimes shows bluescreen

So I'm running a 64bit machine running Debian 9.1 with KDE. Sadly it regularly freezes so that I can't do nothing but moving the mouse; sound keeps running. Furthermore sometimes it shows a blue ...
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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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Can I try to induce a freeze in my computer to isolate what is causing freezing?

Lately I have experienced some freezes in my laptop (Acer Aspire V 11 Touch). In all cases there were neither high loads at stake nor alleged programs (once I was even typing around simple commands in ...