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Can't install any Ubuntu distro on my PC [HELP]!

Just built my PC FX 8350 250gb SSD AMD R7 370. (Also have an Nvidia GTX 960) Every distro I try, it doesn't work, I've tried: Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Xubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 15.10 It goes to "Install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashing on hp EliteBook

I have recently installed 14.04 on this laptop and have found it crashes routinely when disconnecting from WiFi: when I click on "disconnect" in the menu in the upper right, it goes belly up ...
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teamviewer crash at startup

Every time I powerup my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop I get a "system program program detected" message. The reporting window shows that the info comes from the apport-gtk-root system, that as far as I know is ...
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Random Black Screen Crash Ubuntu 12.04

I recently backed my pc up and did a fresh install from the same 12.04 cd I always use and since have experienced frequent and what appear to be random crashes. It seems like some kind of driver issue ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crash when opening HTML file in firefox. Dual boot UEFI

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that when I open an HTML file in Firefox, I get logged out to the login screen, and from this point I can't log back in for 2-3 minutes (I get logged ...
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How to restart unresponsive Unity desktop from shell?

PREFACE: I have tried the methods listed on this page to restart an unresponsive Unity shell on my system running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: How to properly restart unity? The Alt-F2 method doesn't work ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Network manager crashing periodically with enterprise wifi

First the setup : Lenovo Thinkpad t440s from 2014. I had Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 for a long time on it, without any problem. Now with 15.10, in a fresh install or even when using a live CD I cannot ...
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Unwrite file change that causes crash

I tried to disable my touchscreen for Ubuntu 15.10 using the first answer in this link: How do I disable the touchscreen drivers? However, on reboot the OS crashes. I'm pretty sure I just need to ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome 3.18, can anyone help me?

I have some problems/questions with my Ubuntu installation: How to enable smooth transition when changing brightness with the Fn keys? With xbacklight, its good, but i can't change the default ...
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Ubuntu setup crashing live USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on my PC. When I choose "Install Ubuntu", I get the first step of installation without the text and then the setup crashes with a message saying, "Ubuntu has ...
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Wireshark 1.10.6 crashing in 14.04

I use Wireshark to go through packet captures, and everything was running fine until a few days ago. Now, whenever I open Wireshark, the application freezes and I have to force close the program. ...
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System Crash Using The Wifi Dongle

I am not able to use my Wifi Dongle, seems like I have wasted my money. At first it was very difficult to install, still I managed to make it work. But now every time I use my wifi dongle, the system ...
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rtorrent+ruTorrent SIGBUS error Ubuntu 15.10

I recently installed ruTorrent on Ubuntu 15.10. it worked fine and I restarted my computer and it still worked then I restarted my computer again I keep getting this error message when I start ...
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startup/shutdown screen flicker 14.04 after bad download?

Recently had some issue with a .desktop file (arduino ide) crashing my system. I reinstalled the os from scratch since I could not repair it (would boot blue screen and no visuals for files etc.) and ...
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.desktop arduino file killed system

any idea on what happened? i went here https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software downloaded the 64 bit for my os (running ubuntu gnome 14.04 LTS). and then I chmod +x the ./install.sh (not sure if ...
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Upuntu Phone - Crash \ Reboot while call

With latest release 15.04 OTA-9 I recognized crashes while phone call. Can you please fix this? It is very annoying. And if possible, please lock the top-bar while calling to avoid enabling flight ...
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My computer running Ubuntu crashed and doesn't remember my login password

My computer crashed and doesn't remember my login password. I have already tried resetting my password the way where you go in to grub but that didn't work. I would be happy with any solution even if ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Suspend / Resume / Crash Issue

I have an off-brand laptop; an Avatar system running on an Intel i5-3317u. It runs fully updated Ubuntu 15.10 OS. When I suspend the machine, I am able to resume for a short period of time (~1 ...
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tried downloading ubuntu 15.10 installer crashed computer useless [closed]

i tried downloading ubuntu 15.10 but the installer crashed while installing packages. Now my laptops boots up with some bugs no internet and installer wont open.
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How to find what causes my notebook to crash?

I have a new notebook and it crashes frequently. $ uname -a Linux bpgergo-notebook 4.2.0-27-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 22 04:49:08 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -a No ...
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google chrome on chromium freeze while play video full screen on facebook

while i play a video on my Ubuntu 15.10 in chrome or chromium in full screen mode at moment i use ctrl+tab or volume up or exit from full screen will freeze and i can do any thing even logout or ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 kernel panic

I am trying to figure out the reason for the Ubuntu 12.04.4 server freezing. OS and Kernel: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.11.0-15-generic x86_64) This is a vanilla installation without any ...
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14.04 crashes on Dell Latitude E5420 & E6410

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on both a Dell Latitude E5420 and a Dell Latitude E6410. In both cases, there is a crash about once or twice a day (system unresponsive, and caps lock light is ...
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Ubuntu + PrtSc + AltGr = CRASH

On Ubuntu 15.10 and 15.04 on Lenovo t440p when I'm writing a code in Netbeans and accidently click button AltGr and PrtSc on same time it's crashed and reboot system. This not take action with fresh ...
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14.04 LTS Log off when switching Applications

When I Click on an application in the Launcher to either launch it or switch the launcher disappears, along with the Menu bar, and then i get the log in screen. This Started only recently and i feel ...
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PlayOnLinux resolution problems on laptop

I wanted to play some games on my DELL laptop so I installed PlayOnLinux. I've had a lot of good experience with it but there are some games that won't run (Port Royal, Warcraft III TFT, jedi outcast, ...
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Unity Settings Daemon crash in 15.10

I keep getting an internal error notification, specifically, unity-settings-daemon crashed with signal 5 in _XReply().
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Network manager randomly crashed

It was connecting fine a couple hours ago and other devices on the network connecting. After the first reboot there was a notification that the network manager has crashed but other than that has been ...
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Apache2 crashing sometimes - gets working just after an apache2 restart - why is this happening?

I have an Ubuntu Server (Amazon AWS). I never encountered any problems with it untill it started crashing. (website doesn't load). I thought it's because of too much traffic entering the server, ...
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Ubuntu Shuts Off Immediately at Start-up

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 from USB yesterday. The install appeared to be successful. Today, when I press the power button, the keyboard back-light flashes and the computer shuts off. Same result ...
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Method for diagnosing Ubuntu crashes?

I am a somewhat nontechnical user of a desktop running 14.04 LTS. I've been working in Ubuntu for several years. The hardware is somewhat old. Occasionally I experience technical issues with Ubuntu ...
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Game crashed my computer

I'm running Ubuntu on my Chromebook used this method to do it, http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 I installed a game called "sauerbraten" and after ...
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Crash Dump - cannot find booted kernel

I installed crash dump across many servers recently and now I'm digging into the docs to figure out how to analyze the logs. I try and get into the crash utility, but get the following error: crash: ...
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MySQL gradually taking up more and more memory

Just to start with, I have read the following threads and they do not help: Optimising MySQL settings - mysqld running out of memory MySQL Server keep shutting down ...
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Ubuntu install crashes when picking partitions

So I've been spending hours trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a new Dell XPS 15. I've set my hard drive from raid to ahci. I follow the instructions for the installer until I get to the section where ...
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How to clean Firefox after crashes?

Firefox (43) has become very unstable due to improper termination from frequent system reboots necessitated by Ubuntu 14.04's lack of reliable suspend/hibernate support for NVidia devices. Now it just ...
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solid state drive corrupts with sudden power loss

running xubuntu 14.04. I have a kingsoft ssd installed. When there is an unexpected power loss the drive gets corrupted causing me to have to re install. I read that unplugging the drive (of course) ...
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Audacity Keeps Crashing

I'm running the latest version of audacity and the playback keeps crashing when I try to pause it. Ive seen elsewhere on line that this is a bug and that there are workarounds for it but i cant seem ...
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update-manager crash (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

For some reason the update-manager in Ubuntu 14.04 started to crash some weeks ago, and I'm not quite sure why (maybe I fiddled with something in the system I shouldn't have touched?) . When running ...
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Bluefish Turns Belly-Up

Earlier this afternoon I was using Bluefish Editor on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with no problem. After installing this afternoon's kernel patch (3.13.0-76-generic), even before rebooting, Bluefish will no ...
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Kernel panic after update 3.16.0-57

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 on a HP Mini 5103 and after an upgrade yesterday I get a perfectly reproducable kernel panic. Kernel that panics: 3.16.0-57 Kernel that doesn't panic: 3.16.0-56 Maybe ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 crashes frequently after some time

my Ubuntu 15.04 crashes frequently after some time. After it crashed it reloads the desktop-manager and shows the login. I have a Lenove Thinkpad T520 with 8 GB ram, 8 GB swap partition, Core i5 ...
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New Ubuntu Installation Freezing

Warning, I'm new here I've just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an empty drive. I have another drive in the PC with a Windows 10 installation. Everything on Ubuntu runs fine, until I open an app. Both ...
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Cannot get kdump to dump a vmcore using crashkernel

I'm trying to get kernel crashdump to work properly in Ubuntu 15.10 with the stock 4.2.0-22-generic kernel. I have followed the methods described here and here precisely. But, when I manually trigger ...
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server crashed: CacheFiles: Assertion failed

I am running ubuntu 14.04 as a virtual machine on a physical server. The vm crashes every several days. Every time it became slow first and then after several hours became total irresponsive. Here is ...
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Ubuntu writes the number 5 without beeing pressed

I was looking at the bitcoin charts and when selecting 3 Years firefox stopped working for a short time and when it continued to work it wrote many 5 in the top bar like when you hold the key. Ubuntu ...
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gnome-builder crashes when trying to open project

When I try to open a project in gnome-builder, whether it's by clicking one of the projects on this screen it starts up on (I have put a big black box over some more private stuff): Or if I use the ...
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Broken software-center in Trusty Desktop (14.04.3)

Trouble started when I used usb-creator-gtk to create a bootable 14.04.3 USB flash drive. As the app was actually running, synaptic (v 0.81.1) was launched (not by me). Its GUI stayed on screen after ...
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View log when installing

Im attempting to setup a dual boot on a new Win10 machine via liveUSB. I am following previous instructions here but during the install I get continual stack dumps, and errors pertaining to NMI ...
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Ubuntu keeps crashing on my Dell Inspiron-15 laptop

As soon as I received my laptop a month ago, I installed Ubuntu on it. I do lots of multitasking on my laptop, and always have few browser windows open (about 2 to 4 at a time), and sometimes a ...