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Since I recently upgraded my 12.04 install to 12.10, there is loads more instability generally. I have captured just the latest example - often occurring just after startup and login. Other random times, similar things happen - not always the same executable is reported - might be many different problems. Is everyone finding 12.10 a bit unstable (in which case I can hope for fixes to filter through over the coming months)?

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Still seeing this very frequently, even on a fresh install on another computer. I notice various bug reports. Is there any hope for a fix soon for udisks?

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Still seeing this very frequently, even on a fresh install on another computer. I notice various bug reports. Is there any hope for a fix soon for udisks? –  Jazz Apr 4 '13 at 23:17
    
You should probably add that info to your question. Remember that comments are second-class citizens on Stack Exchange - they can be deleted at any time. –  strugee Apr 5 '13 at 6:42
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Just by looking at these pictures, try turning the theme to the default (Ambiance). That could possibly be the cause of these problems. Some themes on my machine don't allow me to use terminal, but the default one does. Try this.

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Can the chosen theme really effect things like the udisks daemon? No problem to try - but it will be disappointing if Ubuntu 12.10 has lost the ability to run different themes reliably. –  Jazz Dec 14 '12 at 3:20
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I've noticed that sometimes (although not always), I manage to get Ubuntu into some state of installed packages, configuration files, or whatever else that causes a lot of stuff to randomly crash. A lot. So I feel your pain, and it's not just your installation.

Just to be sure, I assume that you're up-to-date. My first thought is that it could be a hardware issue - did you perform the fresh install on another model computer than your original?

Do you see a pattern in the executables that are crashing? If you notice that most of the crashes come from the same collection of programs, could you provide a list of those? It might be that they're all individual problems instead of an overall problem.

As for @iKiel2012's answer, as far as I know, I don't think Ambiance or other themes should be affecting stuff like udisksd. IIRC, that's a core program, wheres themes happen at the graphical level - GTK+/Qt/etc are way more up in the architecture of Ubuntu (if you don't get that, don't worry about it).

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It's nearly always udisks that crashes, and it should't be a hardware fault since it happens on 2 different machines (same brand motherboard, but different model). Everything is fully updated. –  Jazz Apr 6 '13 at 5:17
    
Seems like it could be this bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/udisks2/+bug/1032744 –  Jazz Apr 6 '13 at 5:17
    
Yeah, seems like it. What external USB devices do you have attached to the computer, especially storage devices? –  strugee Apr 6 '13 at 6:17
    
I have one external drive on one of the computers, but the newer install has nothing but a mouse on it's USB. –  Jazz Apr 7 '13 at 0:22
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