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I've been having a problem since I installed Natty. Every couple of days, when performing mundane tasks like opening a new browser window or starting a program, the screen will suddenly go blank and show a text module. (Command prompt/terminal? Newbie alert.)

When this happens, I have to do a hard reboot, which is obviously not good when I'm working on things, and I can't even move the mouse.

I'm only a rookie when it comes to the inner workings of computers, and am still a relatively new user of Ubuntu, so I'm not entirely sure what it was saying, and I couldn't get a good picture of the computer screen, so I copied down a few of the lines that seemed to possibly be indicative of the problem:

Kernal panic - not syncing: fatal exception in interrupt

Panic occurred, switching back to text console

BUG: scheduling while atomic: chrome/1606/0x00000100

Don't know how common this is or if it's a glitch solely in my system, but any help with explaining it / telling how to resolve the problem, if possible, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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closed as off topic by Bruno Pereira Feb 17 '12 at 5:41

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This question should instead be filed as a bug report, thanks! Instructions here. –  Jorge Castro Feb 17 '12 at 4:02

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Report a bug. If you can take a picture it would help. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Bugs.

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