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I am having this weird problem where my system will either restart all of a sudden or just freeze. Sometimes it just gets me logged out of Ubuntu and I have to login again.

Not sure if its related, but sometimes programs crash too. Chrome (can be becuause of dev version), Skype etc.

Are there any logs which I can check what happened or if something crashed/failed.

Any tests that I should try running? Memtest or some HDD related perhaps?

P.S. I am running 10.10

Edit: The issue has become more serious now. I just faced the issue 10+ times in the last 15 minutes. Twice it got hang and other times I got logged out for no reason. When the system got hang this time, I saw that Caps lock & Scroll lock were blinking.

Could it be because of some programs?

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closed as off topic by Stefano Palazzo Feb 1 '12 at 11:28

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Can you list all the third-party programs that you have installed? – alexy13 Apr 27 '11 at 22:05
@alexy13 Since 11.04 is out, I will try doing a fresh install. It would be better not to have to debug this down. If the problem comes up again, somehow because of what I have installed & using, then I will get back to this question. – Ashfame Apr 30 '11 at 8:50
I did a fresh install of 11.04 so this problem is solved but I will leave the question open in case someone wants to fill in the details of how to troubleshoot in such a case. – Ashfame May 2 '11 at 11:07
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, thanks! Instructions here. – Jorge Castro Feb 1 '12 at 3:10

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