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System Testing app crashes immediately on 14.04 Desktop

Whenever I attempt to run System Testing on 14.04 Desktop, it crashes immediately. It generates the crash file /var/crash/_usr_bin_checkbox-gui.1000.crash. ProblemType: Crash Architecture: i386 ...
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Is there a limit on the play queue in Rhythmbox?

Rhythmbox just crashed on my Ubuntu 14.04 system on a Dell GX620. The Dell has integrated sound and 4 GB RAM. The action that apparently provoked the crash was: I dragged and dropped three files from ...
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How to view '/var/log/syslog' contents without crash

For various reasons it is necessary for me to check the log of my computer in /var/log/syslog, but this has become a bit of a problem because I am not actually able to view the logs in that file ...
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Terminal Closes when I run commands

I open the "terminal" using the link I have on my unity bar. If I type: ls -l I see files. If I type: find or any other commands, the terminal closes immediately. This happens after I did an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps crashing periodiclly, seems to be at random times

I setup a Ubunutu server over two months ago and over the last few weeks, it keeps crashing on me. I've been pouring over all of the files in /var/log and I can't see any reason for these crashes. The ...
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Recurrent segmentation fault errors after upgrade to 15.04

After I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu 15.04, on an amd64 system, many applications that I run force-close because of a segmentation fault. I have tracked down the errors with dmesg and I can ...
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Eclipse Juno crashes frequently, no logs

I downloaded Eclipse Juno CDT and am using it with Kubuntu 14.04 . Unfortunately, it keeps crashing on every other action I take... for example, if I try to load the Editor options - crash. I can't ...
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Display program crash Ubuntu 15.04

I just installed the Ubuntu 15.04 on my main computer along side Windows 10 and when I installed everything seemed to work on one screen but when I connected the other it's duplicate, so I tried ...
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Just upgraded to 15.04 and i'm crashing at the login screen

I just attempted an upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04, the upgrade completed and i get as far as the login screen but when i input my password the screen blacks out flashes a bunch of text that i haven't ...
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Various programmes crashing frquently - could be an issue with the system?

About a week ago Firefox started crashing very frequently, 20 to 30 times a day. On random pages, doing random things, sometimes even when it is minimised. I ran the updates and checked the system for ...
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14.04 crashes at select installation screen

I am new to Ubuntu, so thanks for the help! I am trying to perform a dual boot on my windows laptop, to add Ubuntu. I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 onto a USB and booted it up on my asus eee pc laptop. At ...
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DEVICE: Asus Atheros AR5B125 / OS: Ubuntu 14.10 Frequent Crashes

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 from disc on my Asus Atheros AR5B125 laptop three weeks ago. From the start I noticed programs crashing and freezing and the system as a whole freezing and or ...
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How to fix my damaged linux by compiz please help

I tried to enable cube desktop in compiz and system crashes (both toolbars disappeared with windows controls ) i am running ubuntu 14.10 thank you sorry for bad english
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Ubuntu Crashed & can't reinstall from USB

When I tried to log in to Ubuntu 14.04 after it was in sleep mode, the cursor freezed so I restarted using the command: sudo reboot But whenever I try to log in again, I get a Black screen. I ...
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What harm can a cold reboot cause into your computer? [closed]

I was taking a look at the game DEFCON, and it froze my PC. Unfortunately, I only discovered the REISUB thing after a cold reboot. Now, what harm the cold reboot caused into my computer? Any type of ...
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Major crash on Ubuntu

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and for the last couple of days it is constantly crashing and I can't do anything. I have to turn off the laptop and it's happening like every 5 minutes ...
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When I log in there is nothing except the default wallpaper, is there anything I can do?

Last night I was browsing the internet while I had VLC and a text document open, suddenly the screen jumped to VLC with the text document in front of it. The video was playable and the document ...
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My computer won't boot up

My computer won't boot up and I get the error messages shown below including the following message: Input/output error Filesystem check or mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be ...
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Kile crashing on typing in a file

After start of Kile, I type a letter in the editor (last edited file opened), and the application crashed immediately. If instead of typing a letter, I open a new file and start typing in it, Kile is ...
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Recovering Files from 2nd HDD on a Ubuntu Server

Been Long time, Ok So I have a Ubuntu 12 Server with 2 HDD's 1st HDD is Holding the OS and the 2nd HDD is Holding the Data. The users suddenly complained that there are no documents in the Share ...
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Altering files kept on Windows through Ubuntu?

My laptop which had Windows 7 on it crashed today. Being unable to access any file kept within, I found about the LiveCD. So I created a LiveUSB with Ubuntu in it, and managed to access my Windows ...
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How to get out of a Ubuntu crash with my Apple keyboard?

When I play Dota 2 (full screen) on my PC with Ubuntu OS and an Apple keyboard, it crashes/freezes quite often. I tried to click many keys as told online, but none of them helps to switch windows or ...
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How can i reinstall my mouse, which stopped working after a freeze?

Some combination of things caused my machine to freeze, probably to do with the browser somehow. There were a number of tabs open in Chromium and Firefox, one had a live video stream, another had a ...
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14.10 Software Updater Crashing

I am aware that a few questions are around about this. But mine is somewhat different. First, it shows Software Updater has crashed ( different from other errors posted here ). A crash report is sent ...
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Server shutdown on its own

I have an Ubuntu 14.02 server running on a dell 1304 server at home. The server runs an Adaptec 6504 Raid array and was installed just 3 days ago. So far everything is working fine. Tonight while ...
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What could be causing the document reader to crash?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I right click a pdf, the document reader crashes. I can't figure out what's wrong and I'd like some ideas on how to fix it.
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Google Chrome won't start

When I try to start Google Chrome, it starts but it's just open for like 2-4 sec and then it's closing again.. When I try to start it from Terminal, i get this message? ATTENTION: default value of ...
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14.04 w/ Intel HD 4000 display crashes when changing resolution

So, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 over spring break because MATE seems to have gotten to a point that it is generally usable with Compiz for me. I did a minimal install, and put MATE on top of that, ...
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Embedded Videos are Empty Black Boxes

I recently switched to a new computer, but kept the same SSD with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I used to have no problems with videos and images, but now I can't see most embedded videos and a few images ...
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Ubuntu says Chrome closed, but it is still open

I was generating a PGP key pair following these instructions: Now GPG will create a key for you, which can take a little bit of time; it needs random bytes, so if you give the system some work ...
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xubuntu freezes every time [duplicate]

I am asking this as there does not seem a clear way to diagnose the problem. I have searched several sites including this one. After a few minutes Xubuntu freezes and I can't use the mouse or ...
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Kernel on Ubuntu Partition has stopped working

I was writing some software on my ubuntu partition, and suddenly I couldn't open any new apps. I turned my laptop off and on, and I could boot to my ubuntu partition from grub, but then I got a weird ...
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crash while compiling opencv

I'm currently trying to install opencv-3.0.0 on ubuntu 14.04 as per these instructions: http://docs.opencv.org/doc/tutorials/introduction/linux_install/linux_install.html Everything works fine until ...
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Randomly crashing HP ProBook 4540s

I have a problem with my HP ProBook 4540s randomly crashing when printing. The printer is a HP LaserJet 300Color printer. Both were purchased new. The window that shows it crashing is black but ...
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PlayOnLinux via Steam fails badly! (3 of 3 failed)

Okay the following games did not work via steam but Steam worked... *DayZ (black box in corner then goes away!) *R.U.S.E. (stuck on loading screen!) *Unreal Tournament 3: Black Edition (logo apears ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes when running chrome

chrome crashes several times when I open multiple tabs and the whole system stops responding. I'm running ubuntu on Toshiba satellite-P305. Any help please!
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how to auto start wine debugger on crash, and determine crash context?

I am trying to determine the context of a crash, so I can change the application settings related to the context. The crash is like "wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to"... but the other ...
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Crashed Ubuntu 12.04 Server -> Need Help Recovering & Transitioning To New Server

I have been running an Ubuntu 12.04 server with a single 2 TB hard drive in a somewhat-older small form-factor (SFF) PC for a while now. I had a headless CrashPlan client installed on it to back up ...
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iPhone makes Rythmbox and Banshee crash on startup [closed]

Whenever I open Rythmbox or Banshee with my iPhone plugged in, they crash on startup. For Rythmbox it sometimes only crashes when I try to open my music library. I currently have no problems ...
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Catch program crash when there is no terminal

This question may belong to Unix/Linux in general, but I guess the answer is dependent on distro or desktop environment [I use KDE and Xfce so I would like an answer that is applicable on booth]. ...
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WMV files crash VLC and totem

please don't consider my question a dublicated as searched this website for every single solution but no use ! WMV files crash VLC and totem but smplayer works fine please help ! here is some answers ...
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Ubuntu isn't working

After I installed the AMD Catalyst Center and rebooted my computer when it turns on it shows ubuntu and the 5 dots below it 1 will light up and then the other 4 light up at the same time and then the ...
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Crash when creating new VM with VirtualBox but no obvious change in CPU, Memory or I/O usage in System Monitor

When creating a new fixed size VM in VirtualBox even though my memory usage, my CPU usage and my I/O usage in "System Monitor" stay at their normal levels, my entire machine crashes until the VM has ...
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How can I run bitcoin-qt on Ubuntu 14.04 amd64? The one from official ppa keeps crashing [closed]

I have tried to install graphical Bitcoin client (bitcoin-qt) as instructed here: How do I install Bitcoin in Ubuntu? That is, with the console commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin ...
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Ubuntu only loads with nomodeset, noapic, nolapic

I have a Acer Aspire One 751h, and I'm trying to install Linux on it, but when it loads this happens: As you can see, the image is distortionated, also it doesn't respond to anything ...
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Post Boot Kernel Panics

I've been having an issue as of late. It happens when I try to play Dota 2. I get into a match, and sometimes my computer will crash randomly leaving this error: Keep in mind these crashes are ...
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How can I diagnose a machine that always powers off when I do X?

Setup: I'm running 14.10 Desktop x64 on an E8500. It's running kernel 3.19 from here, but also had similar problems with earlier kernels. The FS is btrfs. I'm using several CIFS mounts. I have WINE ...
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Image Viewer (eog) causes lightdm to restart

When I open an image and without zooming, try to drag to any border (which is ofcourse, by mistake), eog closes and a black screen appears** that says lightdm is starting, and lands me in login ...
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How to disable crash reports on Kubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm runnig Kubunu 14.04 and I keep getting a crash report tool popping up. How can remove it?
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New ubuntu server hanging… trying to locate root cause

Thanks to anyone willing to help me locating a root cause. I presumably think it is due to limited memory causing the server to halt. After a reboot the machine works for a day or 2 and then hangs. ...