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I have a Dell D610 with Intel graphics, 1 GB RAM. I have tested the hard drive and RAM and both are fine.

When I open the Software Center, then the Dash home, my system locks up.

The mouse cursor moves but is unresponsive, if I try to right or left click anything. The keyboard is totally unresponsive and I have to hold the power button to power off!

I have reinstalled from CD, did all updates but the issue persists. I tried using the track pad only, and I plugged in an external mouse also but no change. Everything else works great!

I am sick of running Vista and have no love for Metro! Thanks for any suggestions!
(On a scale of 1 to 10 [Newbie - Expert] I am about 3.)

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can you reproduce it everytime? Then i suggest filing a bug. Instructions here <shameless self-promotion> – Mahesh Jun 17 '12 at 7:19
Thanks Mahesh, It happens every time with my primary account. I tested with guest account and I had a similar issue but was able to use the keyboard to get out of it ; but the system responded very slowly. – Josea Jun 17 '12 at 11:50
bug it is, then. btw, does magic keys work? Try Ctrl+Alt+K and report results. And please take time to file a bug. <against compiz or unity, for a start.Once the problem is pointed out, it can be reassigned to proper package.> – Mahesh Jun 17 '12 at 13:35
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Mahesh, I just reinstalled for the 3rd time this time I was connected to the internet (other times I was not). I did all updates, configured my wireless (only device that needed a driver .. broadcom card) and EVerything works fine. I have 8 tabs open now in FF, software center, + opened dash home -Success all is well. I can not wait to install this OS on my Asus G73 with SSD!!! Yes all the KB shortcut keys work. I held the magic key by mistake and many KB options appeared! What an AWESOME OS!

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Special Thanks to Mahesh, and to the community I have learned a lot from this forum already! – Josea Jun 20 '12 at 11:16

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