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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ultimate Edition software center would not load [on hold]

I try to load Ubuntu software center in Ultimate Edition (Ubuntu derivative) and I get the following error in both the derivates of Ubuntu 14.04 and also 15.04: ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 : VirtualBox crash problem

I have VM running with following configurations: RAM : 1000MB Video Memory : 128MB Enabled : 3D accleration Guest OS : Ubuntu 13.10 (guest additions) However my ubuntu is not working fine. I login ...
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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 13.10 wireshark crashes at start of capture with segfault unless ran as root

Wireshark has always worked without issue for me, but upon using it on 13.10 I find that as soon as I start a live capture it does nothing, the screen dims, then it crashes. syslog shows: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to cause a test crash with kdump?

After installing linux-crashdump and kdump-tools according to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/CrashdumpRecipe and configuring the latter so that cat /sys/kernel/kexec_crash_loaded prints 1, I'm having ...
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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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How can I diagnose sudden “power off” problem?

I have one of the new Haswell NUCs running 14.04, and once every couple days the box just turns off. The monitors and other devices keep running, but the box is just off. I looked through syslog, but ...
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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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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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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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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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Battle.net keeps crashing on Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I can't seem to install anything from Battle.net because every time I start up the application it crashes less than a minute after it opens. I'm using the newest Ubuntu release, and the latest Wine ...
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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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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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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 ...