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I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 (32bits) on a Dell xps m1710 with Unity as desktop env. and Nautilus as file manager. This morning I installed some recommended updates and since then the computer went nuts:

  • Mozilla crashes every single time it opens
  • Libreoffice closes itself and attempts to "recover" the same file over and over, even if I manage to save any file and close it before it closes itself
  • Unity crashes / resets by itself randomly. Sometimes it just crashes and I need to restart it from the background terminal (alt+t wont work, and sometimes the keyboard input wont be recognized at all)

Cant really tell what is going wrong, before that the computer worked smoothly with no problems at all. Problems continue regardless of the desktop I use (I have tried Unity 2d, and Gnome, no better results) I would really appreciate any suggestion! Thanks and regards, Daniel

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This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  Jorge Castro Jun 17 '12 at 5:58
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I was having the exact same problem today. It started after the updates. Basically every program was just crashing at random, and some (like Google Chrome) were crashing instantly every time. I'm running lubuntu, also the 32 bit version.

This is not exactly an ideal solution, but I ended up rolling back to kernel 3.0.0-17, and now everything seems to be fine. The update this morning pushed me to 3.0.0-18, and that seems to have been the problem.

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how do u roll back the kernel like that? –  user53600 Apr 5 '12 at 13:51
I don't know how Raymond did it, but I would humbly suggest apt pinning? His way may or may not be better / easier. –  Jeff Welling Apr 5 '12 at 16:04
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