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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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Linux Mint 16 randomly freezing and freezes always after suspend wakeup

I've just installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on Dell Latitude E6420. During an hour of use the desktop would become unresponsive and I was unable to access any TTY. It just froze up. The same thing ...
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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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Desktop suddenly becomes unresponsive to mouse (moving/focusing/clicking UI elements)

I have an annoying problem where my desktop suddenly becomes unresponsive to my mouse. This always happens randomly, at random times. Sometimes I can work for hours with no problems, sometimes this ...
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USB Mouse Freezing in Debian / KDE // Keyboard OK

Having problems with seemingly random freezes of my Logitech Wireless Mouse in Debian (KDE). With regards to a number of articles out there, I don't have powertop, mouseemu or laptop-mode-tools ...
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System freezes upon executing any boot option in a live USB installation of Mint

Problem I'm trying to install Linux Mint 16, 64-bit, MATE using a live USB. The boot option menu itself is responsive and work as expected. However, when I execute any of said boot options, the ...
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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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A ton of input at the login appears to lock the machine?

Occasionally my one year old son will come into my office where my machine is at the command line login prompt. As my little geekling is wont, he starts banging on the keyboard like Daddy does. As ...
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Server freezes because of fail2ban

Lately I've experienced some problems with my server freezing or having network problems (I can't really tell which at this point). I'm running OpenSSH on port 443 and it seems fail2ban's anti SSH ...
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Window content freezes

I recently started using Kanotix, a Debian based distro that loads itself into RAM on boot, and i'm loving it. But this is the second time I have this problem, and I was wondering what caused it and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prevent system freezes when opening certain files in VLC on linux system?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 with the nvidia-384 drivers and watch movies in various formats with VLC. Filetypes can be mp4, mkv, avi, wmv, etc. Occasionally a video will cause the entire system to freeze. ...
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Ubuntu boot freezes after GRUB (blank screen), but works after warm reboot from Windows

I have a peculiar situation concerning the boot process of Ubuntu 17.04 that I just can't figure out. On my HP Pavilion 13b-220nd I have installed both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.04. My laptop boots in ...
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Linux desktop freezes after sleep

I'm new to linux and I've been running into some trouble. I use linux mint and sometimes (fairly often) after my laptop goes to sleep it freezes completely when it wakes up. I can't move the mouse, ...
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Is my graphics card kaput? (Linux Mint becomes unresponsive when running X)

Yesterday my Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) installation started becoming unstable. The X login screen had some visual artefacts here and there and the whole system became unresponsive shortly after ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why does querying xrandr briefly freeze the screen?

Every time I run xrandr --query my screen freezes very briefly. It's enough to be jarring if I'm watching an animation or a video -- which sucks, because I have a script querying xrandr every 3 ...
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RTL8180 kernel module freezing with Realtek RTL8185L chipset

I've recently purchased a PEAK wireless PCI board. I needed a card with removable antenna capability to test a high gain antenna that I had laying around. Went to my local hardware store and I got ...
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Using xrandr freezes computer completely

I have the following problem: I have a laptop (open) with an external monitor connected. After boot, everything is perfect - the laptop screen is on the left of the external one and both resolutions ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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diagnosing unexplained openbox unresponsiveness

For the past few months, I have experienced periodic unresponsiveness of openbox, the same problem described in this post. My setup is linux 4.9.0-3-amd64, debian 9.0, openbox 3.6.1. As described in ...
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Cannot interrupt mpg123 when using an audio output buffer (--buffer)

Background I am streaming Internet radio using mpg123 on PocketC.H.I.P. This is the command I use: sudo mpg123-alsa \ --aggressive --realtime \ -a hw:1,0 \ -v \ --no-icy-meta \ --preload 0....
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Fedora25: SD cauing OS Freeze: dmesg mmc0 error 110

After updating my system ( and enabling RPM-Fusion ) I started having strange behavior when plugging in an SD adaptor with its corresponding micro-sd card. Let us rewind a bit though and define ...