What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
I recently bought an HP Pavillion DM1 laptop for everyday use. To get the wireless card working, I had to install the proprietary Broadcom drivers.
However, this has created a problem: from time to time, the keyboard and touchpad freeze. The system is not frozen, and whatever was running keeps on running. If I connect an external keyboard/mouse to the system they work fine, and if I run
sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse
from a terminal, then the laptop's keyboard and touchpad regain their functionality. If I switch of the wireless, this problem does not happen any more.
Similar problems have been posted elsewhere, but the solutions given have not worked for me. These normally include blacklisting modules in
Any help will be appreciated.