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Diagnosis: I'm running Ubuntun 10.04. It has been running smoothly for pleny of time (8~9 months). I've done the clean install (not upgrading).

One day I left the screen locked and when I returned it was frozen. I restarted and it froze in the login screen (sometimes when I restart it actually log in my account, but freezes right after some minutes). The mouse pointer still moves.

I still can log in remotely through SSH, even though the system is frozen. So I suspect it has to do with the GUI.

It seems the same problem in this question. So I followed the recommendations:

Here's the output of my /var/log/Xorg.0.log

I think the error started in here:

(WW) Jan 21 11:29:46 NVIDIA(0): WAIT
(2, 6, 0x8000, 0x00007b6c, 0x0000aa04)

[mi] EQ overflowing. The server is
probably stuck in an infinite loop.

It seems to be a problem with my video card. How to detect if it was a driver failure or a hardware one? (I can post additional information if needed)


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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi Feb 2 '12 at 3:42

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Have you tried booting into single user mode and updating? - cyberciti.biz/faq/grub-boot-into-single-user-mode –  jrg Mar 29 '11 at 15:10
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, thanks! Instructions here. –  Jorge Castro Feb 2 '12 at 1:29
Hangs tend to be software issues. Graphical hardware issues tend to produce artifacts or nothing at all. –  Cees Timmerman May 11 '12 at 10:05

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