I'm having an annoying issue with my machine that I hope someone can help me with. My machine keeps freezing when running a VM under it. From what I noticed till now, it happens mostly when I save a machine state (~80% of the times are when I save a machine state, ~15% of the times are when I restore a machine state, and ~5% of the times are when I'm working on a machine).
The OS I'm using is Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (but I previously was using the 32-bit version and it happened there too). As far as for the guests machines, it happened with various of guest machines (Win7, Ubuntu, CentOs, ChromiumOs, etc...).
When my machine gets freeze, it freezes completely and nothing helps besides brute-forcing it to shutdown with the power button (tring to switch to terminal-mode doesn't help. Using the ALT+SysReq+REISUB doesn't help either).
I'm using VM-Ware, but I know that the issue is not coming from it since I tried using VirtualBox too and my machine froze too (although I don't remember what I did when it froze. I think it was mostly when saved a machine state too, but I'm not sure).
I know it's not something related directly to my hardware (it might be related to some drivers or something, but the hardware itself should be fine) since I'm dual booting to Win7 and no issue there.
I had issues related to my WiFi in the past. You can find here my issue and the solution I found for it. It might be that the solution and/or the issue I had relates to the current issue (though I think my machine froze before I found a solution to the WiFi problem I had).
I'm using a Lenovo G580 (model MBBEBIV 2189-EBG) Laptop. It comes with the following (couldn't find a web-page with all its spec, so I'm lisint here what I know and think is relevant):
- CPU: Intel Core i5-3210M.
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000.
- Memory: 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ.
- WiFi Card: Broadcom BCM4313 card.
Does anyone familiar with this issue (or similar) and can help me with it? I'm using VMs all the time, and this issue is critical to me and this is the only reason I'm still using Windows (trying to migrate to Ubuntu/Linux for the first time in my life).
Thanks in advance