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I have a huge problem since I've updated to Ubuntu 13.10. Previously this problem did not occur with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and later with 13.04 (though with 13.04 and 13.10 there's also a problem with ntfs partitions mounting). My computer freezes very frequently. Every 2-3h of work I need to power-cycle it. It is very frustrating to be honest. I have no idea why is this happening. I'm running a Sony Vaio VPC-F11M1E and have Windows 8.1 as my primary system.

My question is: how can I avoid it?

What files do you need to help me? Any log files required? Beer for anyone who will help me. Maybe should I return to 12.04 LTS?

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closed as off-topic by fossfreedom Nov 19 '13 at 15:20

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I'm having the same problem. Only for me, it's occurring every 15 minutes or so. I may be wrong, but I think it has something to do with either the Alt key or the Super key having been pressed and the gui trying to bring up some panel. Have you noticed a pattern to your freezings? – Mr Mikkél Nov 11 '13 at 18:30
Nope, unfortunately there is no pattern. It happened for example when I was watching Starcraft II streams on Twitch TV. But not only then. No idea how to go around it. I removed 13.10 and got myself 12.04 - this one's stable. – Mateusz Kowalewski Nov 14 '13 at 14:43
Apparently this is a bug which has been already reported on launchpad Ubuntu 13.10 seems to have some memory leak. We hope this gets fixed asap. – user187880 Nov 18 '13 at 1:41

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