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I recently bought (a month ago) Dell Latitude E5530 which comes pre-installed with Ubuntu 11.10. I removed Ubuntu 11.10 and installed 12.04 LTS right after the purchase. Everything worked out of box but occasionally Ubuntu completely hangs. The screen freezes and I can't even switch to other terminals by pressing (CTRL+ALT+F*). Whenever the screen freezes, CPU fan speed also increases. This is not happening when running particular applications. I mean it can hang without giving any reason or error displayed and while running any application. In short currently I can't able to reproduce system hang myself. I also want to mention that sometimes it never hangs complete day.

Here are the specs of my laptop:

Processor: Core i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz

Memory: 8GB

HDD: 500GB, 7200rpm (Model=ST9500423AS)

Graphics: Intel HD 4000

Operating System: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit)


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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, fabricator4, Mik, hhlp, fossfreedom Dec 11 '12 at 21:37

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This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. – Jorge Castro Dec 11 '12 at 18:27
You should try to install the latest 12.04.2 64 bits (LTS) (note the .2) which seems to be fine on my E5530. – ringø May 2 '13 at 8:10

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