Questions tagged [freeze]

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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 ...
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`convert`ing *.gif to file.pdf hangs/freezes the system

I've 415 gif files in a directory and trying to make a single pdf of them by using the following command: convert /path/to/*.gif file.pdf But it cause for hanging/freezing of the entire system. In ...
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On a single application, some key presses are ignored, how to fix it without restarting the application?

Why some key presses are ignored on a single application after my system freezes because of swapping? and how to fix it without restarting the application? After it begins, the problem seems to ...
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Trackpad and keyboard no longer work on any linux distribution but work on GRUB / Windows and BIOS menu

I having trouble with my computer. I have Elementary OS (Ubuntu) / OpenSuse and Windows installed and suddently the trackpad and the keyboard integrated in my laptop stop to work. When I try to reboot,...
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Ubuntu 16.04 freezes randomly

Please help me with my Ubuntu 16.04. I installed it alongside Windows 2 weeks ago. It freezes randomly since the beginning, which renders it very unstable. I looked up a few similar cases already but ...
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New installation freezes at loading initramfs [closed]

Recently I got Acer Aspire ES 14 into my hands and wanted to install Lubuntu on it. I dissabled UEFI, system was successfully installed but it freezes after reboot. I tried to boot in recovery mode ...
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Frozen processes not listed in **top** [closed]

Sometimes, processes froze without even appearing on the top terminal. This happens quite much with Adobe pdf reader to me, but also other processes. What can I do when this happens? I can not find ...
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After suspend (lid closed) screen stays black

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome on my Dell XPS15 9550. I have issues with the suspend mode. Whenever I close the lid, and then open it again (after a few minutes, to ensure the notebook went into ...
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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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Accessing /dev/mem freezes Ubuntu

I am using the latest Ubuntu Linux with a custom kernel (4.2.0-36-generic), in which I have disabled the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVNEM, because I need to dump and search some terms in memory during a project. ...
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debugging browser related system freeze

I've been running this instance of arch for about 2 years. I'm having a problem browsing the internet. Whenever I'm browsing my system suddenly starts freezing, it starts with the mouse getting slow. ...
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(EE) [mi] EQ overflowing -> freeze

My system just froze. I waited a few minutes but nothing happened. I could not "Ctrl+1", I had to REISUB. I'm running a Debian Jessie with a Radeon R7 240 GPU, using the free radeon driver. 01:00.0 ...
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System/ X freezes graphically on function keys press

Not entirely sure why, but shortly after running a system upgrade, ie. sudo pacman -Syyu, it appears that my entire graphical environment freezes on the keypress of any of half my function keys, such ...
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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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GNU/Linux OOM (out of memory) freezes - solution ideas

Explanation While working with older machine with swap on and 2 GB ram, I frequently encounter behaviour well described as freeze: here, what is the best way to prevent out of memory oom freezes on ...
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My Dell Latitude freezes upon suspending if libvirtd/virtlogd is running

I've got a strange problem with my dell Latitude E6530: everytime I put it to suspend mode (closing the lid, as per Power Manager configuration) and the virtualization daemons (libvirtd and virtlogd) ...
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Fedora 23 Freezes after login

Fedora is my first Linux-based OS I've ever installed and everything seemed to be going well until I tried to log in. I enter my credentials and the login disappears leaving only the background image ...
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Keep system accessible in case of freeze

We run a small server (Ubuntu 14.04) solely for computing purposes. From time to time, a user will manage to consume enough memory to freeze the system. Last time, the culprit was a process that ...
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Antergos linux keeps freezing

By freeze I mean that only full reboot makes the system workable again. During the freeze the cursor is motionless, no keys are working (neither AltCtrlF1-6 neither capslock/numlock) and the music ...
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Fedora 23 hangs on reboot/poweroff [nvidia.ko NULL pointer derereference]

This seems to be pretty random, it's been happening for ages and I update everything pretty regularly. Sometimes reboot and poweroff works just fine, and pretty quickly. Sometimes it takes a while, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, computer freezing

I have a problem with my netbook, it freezes frequently at random. Then it makes crunching noises and nothing helps except pressing the power button. It happens every 1-2 hours or so, during me ...
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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 ...
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Linux Mint OS always freezes when laptop is not charging

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 OS on my HP Compaq nc6400 laptop. The OS always freezes after a while if I'm using my laptop without charging it but never does so if I'm charging my laptop while using it. ...
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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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Machine freezes once it hits swap space under heavy load

I encountered several crashes of my machine. Meanwhile, I can reproduce it when I start a program that fills up all memory. Once the system starts writing to the swap file, the system freezes and I ...
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Randomly Linux freezing on Acer Extensa

On my Debian and Arch keeps freezing randomly won't respond at all with keyboard, mouse or power button. I have to over ride by holding power button for 10 seconds to hard reset. I boot linux using ...
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Why linux system freezes and not recover from running out of RAM

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 15.10 on my machine with 4 GB of RAM and 4GB of swap. My understanding of Linux was, when it starts to run out of RAM, it will start killing processes to get some RAM back, ...
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What is the most probable cause of terminal freeze / unresponsive keys?

What is the most probable cause of terminal freeze / unresponsive keys? I'm a relatively new Linux user (2 yrs) and am still learning to use the command line. I have used xkill and similar commands to ...
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I think my hibernation image in the encrypted swap partition is corrupted?

I have a hard drive with the below partition layout. I can suspend-to-ram and resume as well as pass all the pm_test (without actually writing the image to disk). However, when I do the actual suspend-...
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How to prevent a process from hanging the computer?

A process can cause the computer to "freeze" for example when exhausting CPU or swap. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? For example by setting the max %CPU or IO MB/s that can be granted ...
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mcelog: random freeze on Ubuntu/Fedora/Win10

My newly built computer freezes randomly. When it freezes, it doesn't respond to keyboards or mouses, so REISUB or ctrl+alt+f1 (or f2,f3.. etc) are of no use. I had tried different graphic card ...
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Windows directories keeps getting unmounted on two identical Red Hat servers

We have a pretty severe problem at my research center. I have, together with IT, set up an infrastructure like this: Users use their laptops at their desks. They all have a home-folder at a storage ...
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using left mouse button to move window can cause freeze (XFCE4/Ubuntu 15.10)

I use xfce4 under Ubuntu 15.10. Fairly often some action with my mouse causes the cursor to change into the closed hand icon and my session freezes in a useless state. When this happens the cursor ...
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Where is Alt+SysRq+r+e+u+i+b in /var/log/syslog?

My computer hangs after an hour of continuous use. I have to press Alt+SysRq+r+e+u+i+b to restart the computer. Where in the syslog can I identify when I restarted the computer so I can try to ...
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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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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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Got a brand new laptop with hardware still unsupported. Should I wait or return it?

So my parents offered my a Laptop, a quite good one judging by my other computers (for example my Desktop is still stuck on CDQ), and it is always sort of rude to return a gift in any situation, but ...
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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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SSH freezes the whole computer when logging in

I am using a Debian wheezy mainly to play music and browse web as a shared computer. Problem is that all SSH connections freeze the computer for a moment when initiated. To be clear: all these SSH ...
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Too many tabs in Chrome causes whole computer to freeze

When I open too many (more than ~8/9) tabs in Chrome the whole GUI freezes and the mouse pointer doesn't move and the system responds incredibly slowly to keyboard input (~20s delay). I'm assuming it'...
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Live OS freezes while copying files

I was trying to backup many files (~10,000) from a hard drive on an OS-less notebook to an external 500 GB HDD, so I booted up the Fedora 22 Live XFCE spin using a USB, started the copy and after 5 ...
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How do you prevent system from freezing when memory is used up?

I've been running a process (gdb) that can easily use up all my ram and swap space. Every time that happens the whole system becomes very non-responsive and Xorg will barely update, I can't swith to ...
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Why is Nouveau working so badly for me? System keeps freezing

As an intermediate Linux user, I decided to try Arch Linux (having only experience with Ubuntu before, 3 years ago), and everything was going well until the part where I tried to get a graphical ...
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Dell Inspiron Running Debian shuts down with heavy usage

I don't know if this is a Debian problem or a hardware problem but the information is in Linux. I have Debian 6.7 installed on a Dell Inspiron 520 (AMD chip). I get the CPU info with less /proc/...
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Inability to switch to the console using Ctrl+Alt+F1 when Mint freezes

We have two completely different computers with Mint 17.2, one server Xeon with ECC memory and the other is laptop i7 with normal memory. Both have 8GB of RAM with default swap.Both are used to play a ...
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Kali 2.0 screen freezing

Every time when I try to power off or reboot my laptop the screen freezes and I have to force power off, because the is the only option left. From my experience I know that installing Nvidia card ...
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Laptop does not work without power source

Installed manjaro linux to the laptop today and discovered that it is not working with disconnected power source. Here is dmesg output: And upower -d: Manjaro 15.9, kernel 4.1.8, Cinnamon DE (if it ...
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newly installed debian gnome 3 hangs at shut down

I have just installed Debian Stable with gnome 3 on my msi laptop MSI GS 60 2PC-247XFR, when I shut down or quit session the system just freezes, here is a quote from my syslog file: Sep 26 17:44:21 ...
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What to do when the desktop freezes?

I am on Linux Mint 17. I experienced an unexpected software failure. The desktop did not respond to anything. As I am inexperienced, I only managed to switch to the console using CTRL+ALT+F1 and ...
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My Linux desktop freezes randomly. What to look for in logs

I have a newly installed Manjaro system and it works fine most of the time but it has frozen a couple of times randomly. What logs should look in (and what should I look for) to try to diagose the ...