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I've been using Linux since Slackware 3.6 came out and as my main (and only) OS since 2004. I was using Debian for a long time, but some friends told me that Ubuntu was really matured and convinced me to change. My main reason to install Ubuntu was that I wanted something that "just works", so I could concentrate on important stuff.

But since I installed Ubuntu, I've been running around trying to fix problems. My experience with it is quite different than probably most of you have had. The lastest issues I face are random syste freeze, some malfunctioning (specially with Flash) and Xorg crashing and getting me back to lightdm login screen.

I think most of the issues can be atributed to NVidia and Adobe, but still... I just want the thing to work!

The specs of my computer are as follow: Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz. 24GB of DDR3 RAM. Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 1GB - Running (now) the Nvidia Driver version 302.17 (last attempt to fix the logoff issue).

I use mainly Chrome for web browsing, LibreOffice and Eclipse to work and I find myself losing stuff because of freezes and logoffs all the time. That besides the Flash plugin crashes with Chrome and Firefox.

I can't use Unity other than Unity 2D because it'd loggoff all the time, so now I use gnome-shell, which I like, but it still gets me logged off and freezes from time to time, just as in Unity just not as frequent.

What should I do to get a better experience? I am so used to Linux that I can't just move to Windows or MacOS anymore, so I need it to work!

Thank you!

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This seems like a bug; I recommend reporting it as one. –  Eliah Kagan Jul 24 '12 at 21:02
    
Any news on this? I'm having the same problem... –  DiogoNeves Aug 5 '12 at 14:59
    
I wish I had some news for you, but I don't. –  Leandro Quibem Magnabosco Aug 12 '12 at 2:20
    
It has happened EVERYDAY since the post... Only errorlog I could find: Xorg[1209] general protection ip:7fd4e8c060f9 sp:7fff808a2170 error:0 in nvidia_drv.so[7fd4e8ba4000+6e1000] –  Leandro Quibem Magnabosco Aug 19 '12 at 5:09
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I was having several total system freezes in 12.04 (running on a Dell 5420) and I think it was related with the "Intel Graphics Ivy Bridge bug". Following the answer that was given in this link installing the 3.4 kernel would solve this problem.

I already installed the 3.4 kernel (you can have detailed instructions on how to do that following this link and since I did it, it seems the freeze bug was completely solved.

Hope it helps!

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