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chrome crashing too often in Ubuntu 14.04

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, Chrome (google-chrome-stable) crashes a lot more often than before. I do keep several tabs open (>20), but they are all light (no multimedia) and have never ...
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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 screen. ...
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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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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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Nautilus crashes on file/folder drag, Icon issues 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04, Unity. Nautilus crashes without error message when I try to drag any file/folder. Left click and hold on anything, the second it moves a millimeter, Nautilus crashes/closes. ...
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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. ...
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Fullscreen YouTube video crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. I was listening to this YouTube video: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=-tJYN-eG1zk&p=n When I decided to make it full screen, but it didn't want to go, so I very ...
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CTRL, ALT, SHIFT or right-click kills some windows

For the last few days, certain desktop applications have started dying whenever the Ctrl, Alt or Shift keys are pressed, or the GUI is right-clicked. This happens on keydown/mousedown. For example, ...
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What to do when Ubuntu crashes upon opening new session?

Trying to install Gnome D/E, and when I log out of Unity in Ubuntu 14.10 and try to log back in, all I see is my desktop background, and nothing else comes up, until the computer reboots. I have ...
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Why does ubuntu crash after resume from suspend [closed]

I'll try to make the background/step-by-step as short as possible: Install ubuntu on an old laptop so I could use it as a media center with Kodi. Do all updates/configs to make it look good. Want to ...
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ModemManager errors and warnings after official update

I use Ubuntu 14.04.1 (64 bits) inside Oracle VM Virtual Box. Two days ago I used Software Apdater to perform updates. I do not remember what updates were in the list, but the next time when I tried to ...
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Kernel Panic and weird behavior

About two weeks ago I started experience the weird behavior of my pc. About 5 min or sooner after pc start it's peripherals turn off on both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (running dual boot on separate ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 crashing frequently

I have installed Kubuntu 14.10 on my new laptop, and have been using for past couple of weeks. It's a Dell Inspiron 7537, the 16 GB variant. It's happening very frequently (3 to 4 times a day) that I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 Crash when playing youtube videos

I've been using Ubuntu since version 12.04 and updated to a newer version whenever possible. Such a fault has not occurred prior to version 14.10. The problem has occurred in the past month. I fought ...
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Sorry, the application add-apt-repository has stopped unexpectedly

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm getting a crash report as soon as i log in. This is what the report looks like: I have no idea about what to do with that.
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Compiz crash in virtualbox

I had fully working 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 under VirtualBox 4.3.20. I then updated ubuntu and virtualbox and now I can login but the Unity will not display because compiz crashes with segmentation fault - ...
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Error “shockwave flash has crashed ” google chrome ubuntu 14.04.1

I can not watch videos on twitch because shockwave flash crashes. I tried to disable the flash in the plugins but I only seen one Flash plugin. Before when I used 12.10, I saw 3 plugins for Flash, ...
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What controls apport's behavior for saving core dumps?

apport is configured (default) to handle my system's core dumps (in /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern: |/usr/share/apport/apport %p %s %c %P). It's behavior is mysterious to me: Sometimes it saves core ...
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problem with software center 12.04

I have been using 12.04 in dell vostro since a year. It was working properly but suddenly the Ubuntu Software Center has started hanging. Now it doesn't open. And every time I try to open it, I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1, HP Elitebook 8740w Freezes during HP splashpage during startup [closed]

Weird behavior. I push my power button and the computer freezes immediately on the HP splashpage. I have to power off the machine and push the power button again for the machine to boot. Restarting ...
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Frequent crashes after updates in ubuntu 14.04

System becomes irresponsive when video with audio and chrome application is used simultaneously. Data streaming (youtube) is also freezed. Is this my configuration issue or updates are normally of ...
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Firefox crashes not due to plugins-latest FF on Ubuntu14.04

Firefox ver35.0 crashes after running videos for a while or even after seeing many .Gifs on Ubuntu 14.04 I have reinstalled FF and Ubuntu too. No luck. One window says; Must restart FF. Other window ...
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how to track a crash when changing from X :1 to X :0?

I need to track on 14.04 a crash that often happens here: I open a new X at :1 (that sometimes goes to ctrl+alt+f8 others to f9). But when I try to go back to X :0 with ctrl+alt+f7, it crashes ...
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software updater crash [duplicate]

A "no-entrance" sign is displayed on the top-right side of the monitor. Here are some of the commands I've given an answers gianni@packard:~$ software center WARNING:root:could not open file ...
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How can I fix a crashing computer?

I have an old Acer Aspire 5100 i received from my grandma to tinker with. It had Windows Vista and I wanted to put Ubuntu on it. The live usb I used had a 13.X district and I installed it no problem. ...
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Loop partition blocks mounting the drive

I have 2 hard disks WD my passport 1TB and WD my book 2TB, I think a virus is causing a mount failure and I can't mount any of my drives on any operating system. On my passport I confirmed an extra ...
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indicator-sound is crashing and VLC or any media player does not open

Whenever I try to open VLC media player from dashboard, it doesn't open. When I try to open any video file by double clicking on it, Ubuntu shows me the following error message: Sorry Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Software Center crashes on startup - Tried the obvious

Title says it. If I run from the Terminal I get: :~$ software-center 2015-02-04 22:12:05,131 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2015-02-04 22:12:05,358 - ...
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Problem when opening /proc file

My laptop came with Windows 7 but it now dual boots with Xubuntu 14.04. Just out of interest I tried to open the /proc file a week or so ago. I say tried because the file did not open but the keyboard ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sometimes hang after waking up

I'm using Dell Optiplex 9020. And i install Ubuntu 14.04. But sometimes (not every time) after waking up my computer from suspend state. it will hang in the log in screen, i can't input anything, ...
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Trouble installing

i've got trouble installing ubuntu. Everything is fine until the ubuntu logo with the dots underneath. Then, my screen displays some colour but mainly black. After that, i get nouveau E[ 1442] failed ...
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Transmission keeps crashing when a web seed is connected

For some reason Transmission is crashing when I download a torrent file with a web seed. For example: I wanted to download the Netrunner 14 release as a torrent file and Transmission said there was 1 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 system installation crashes on Thinkpad t440

I am trying an usb installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on my thinkpad t440 but when retrieving the files and installing them, it prompts the installer crashed and it cannot go further. What are the steps to ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 freezes/crashes [duplicate]

So I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 2 days until I updated to 14.10 yesterday because LTS was freezing and required a hard restart a lot. Sadly updating did not make anything better and Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes a lot

I have a desktop with Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, fresh install about a year ago. Details: Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz × 4, 4Gb RAM, 2 Tb HD, 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Kernel: 3.5.0-54-generic ...
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System crash when using rsync to remote server with davfs2

I have been trying for some time to set up a folder on my computer to sync automatically with a online cloud storage system: box.com. There are several online tutorials showing how to set up the sync, ...
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Chromium extensions gallery causes black screen

I have the same issue like the one described here [question]:Ubuntu 14.04 Chromium causes black screen , the only difference is it only happens when I try to load the extensions gallery (I have not ...
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Whenever I go to the google chrome download page my laptop screen turns off

I can't recover from the screen being off without resetting the laptop using the power button. When I use the fn+volume keys while the screen is off I can hear the volume changing, I just can't find ...
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Every click on a dropdown menu lets it crash

I have a problem with my dropdown menus in Ubuntu 14.10. Every time I click on a dropdown menu it won't open and the program crashes. This happens in the software-center, the system settings, just ...
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How Recover data from a server that crashes on startup?

I'm running an Ubuntu server on an old Dell Poweredge 800. After updating it, I'll get several 'System program problem detected' popups on startup. Several seconds later the keyboard and mouse will ...
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Ubuntu server stops working after a while

After around 4-5 hours, my Ubuntu server running plex media server stops responding. Here's all the server reacts when crashed: the server screen stays black with no command line interface ...
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System crash after Install Chrome

Yesterday, I crashed my system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) after to I was trying to install google-chrome with the following command: dpkg-deb -Xv google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb /usr/lib. System does ...
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Recently installed 14.10 (dual-boot), but it randomly crashes

Installed 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1 recently off a USB stick, but I avoid using it because it will often completely crash out of the blue. Screen just goes black and the power is cut in the middle ...
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Nautilus crashes all desktop folders gone

After copying a lot of jpgs from folder A to folder B the desktop-image and all folders are no longer visible. After clicking any folder-sign on the panel one folder shortly opens and after 3sec ...
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Software Center crashes every time, even after reinstallation

So my Ubuntu Software Center has been crashing every time I run it. I've tried many attempts to remove it and reinstall it using sudo apt-get, but I have had no success getting it to work. I've even ...
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14.10 doesn't boot

My approximately 2 months old installation of 14.10 stopped working properly today. I installed updates yesterday, I think there was a new Kernel too - restarted normally yesterday. But today it's ...
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Chrome unstable in 14.04?

I am running a 64b Ubuntu 14.04 with google-chrome-stable 39.0.2171.95-1. On a workstation and on a laptop. Same version, same packages. On the workstation, google chrome is barely usable, it closes ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS keeps breaking entire ethernet LAN

ifconfig syslog at time of failure Basically what happens is: 1) I reboot the machine (either with hard shut down or by hitting the reset button) 2) Everything is fine 3) At some random time ...
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Does bcache support use of an LVM logical volume as a cache device?

I've got a 64GB SSD and a 3TB hard drive in my system running Ubuntu 14.04. The SSD has a small root partition with rest of the device allocated to an LVM physical volume. From that LVM physical ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes on log in [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Samsung laptop. Was feeling proud because I'm not overly computer savvy. I don't remember exactly what it was called but it was running a test on everything with my ...