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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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Unity crash in Ubuntu 14.04

After logging in to my account, I see no panels or anything else, only the background. I cannot even start a terminal with ctrl+alt+t. The only thing the system responds to is ctrl+alt+delete which ...
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Eclipse luna crashes on new project in Kubuntu 14.04

I'm having some trouble getting Eclipse Luna to work. I downloaded the tar.gz from their site and I downloaded the tar.gz for the Java JDK. I extracted everything and Eclipse opens properly, but when ...
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Virtualbox hangs when shutting down after having installed guest editions

I have had a few Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VMs running on my windows 7 host and it's been great. I just recently added the guest additions to one of the Ubuntu guests on virtual box and now every time I try to ...
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Nautilus crashes after upgrade (12.04LTS->14.04LTS)

i've upgraded my 12.04LTS Ubuntu to 14.04LTS. Everything installed fine, however my 'Nautilus' is behaving weird. It crashes every time i try to open a folder.. My whole desktop is blank. When i ...
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[Kubuntu 14.04][Eclipse] ADT crashes at button OK from Project properties

Since i upgraded to kubuntu 14.04, my Eclipse crashes at different situations. Mostly i can "simulate" it when going to project properties and press ok. Then it always crashes. My system: ...
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Why does my computer crash when I minimise the last window?

I am runnung Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. If I have a few windows open (say four to six, not a large amount), and minimise all by pressing Ctrl+Super+D, they all minimise immediately with no problems. However, ...
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LibreOffice crashes on startup after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04

I would have up-voted or responded to this thread but I do not have enough rep: Libreoffice doesnt work since update to ubuntu 15.04 After an upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 LibreOffice (Writer, Calc etc) ...
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Missing files in /home directory after boot crash during software update

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04; during a routine software update the PC crash for some reason. Here is the situation now: Looping during desktop log-in: each time I try to log-in via the desktop it loops ...
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Pitivi Crashes Ubuntu after minimising the window

When I try to minimise Pitivi using the minimise button: It crashes all of Ubuntu. By this, I mean the monitor stops receiving an input, then the computer makes the restart noise and it goes onto ...
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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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Ubuntu crashes when I open LibreOffice

Whenever I try to open LibreOffice, Ubuntu stops running and opens the text-y DOS looking screen and restarts light display manager. Every time I open any of the LibreOffice office programs it ...
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Several crashes after upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04

I upgraded my system today from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. There were issues because I was using Gnome 3.12 from "ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging". I was able to fix the issues (unmet dependencies, broken ...
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Unity crashes when using scale effect(spreading windows/super+w) 14.04 [closed]

I don't know what happened but I changed some stuff in Unity Tweak Tool and now whenever I use Super + W combination to use scale effect(I think this is what it is called, it spreads all open ...
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Eclipse Kepler crashes without any log entry [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander 64bit and Eclipse Kepler 64bit terminates after some random time without response. The windows simply disappears. There's also no entry about the crash in ...
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Internet browser crash

I installed Ubuntu 15.0.4 64 bit. My mainboard is an ASUS M2N-PLUS SLI vista edition with AMD CPU, with 4GB of RAM and an nVidia 8500 GT video card. When I start Firefox, after opening a new tab ...
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Ubuntu crashed for no apparent reason, unsure of how to get it back

I am running the up-to-date version of Ubuntu, set up on an Acer 64 bit machine with a Kingston solid state hard drive, with a set-up that allows me to boot into either Ubuntu (where I do about 95% of ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 crashes without apparent cause [closed]

I bought a Lenovo G50-45 notebook. I installed 14.04 and then updated to 14.10. When I try to play flash games in Facebook (I'm using Firefox) the game starts, even the level starts but then Ubuntu ...
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Laptop screen goes black, but laptop still running

I have an old Asus laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Sometimes the laptop's screen goes black, but the laptop keeps running. It happens when loading a youtube video or websites like GDrive, but not all ...
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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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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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eclipse frequent crash

I've been using eclipse (the one bundled in ADT) extensively for about a year and had no problems. But from yesterday, without any particular change (no eclipse update, no new plugins, ..., EDIT: ...
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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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No window manager after upgrading 13.10 to 14.04

Machine is a single boot Linux. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.1 today, my son's account starts without a window manager. He has his desktop icons and can click them but no menu and no launcher. I ...
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SmartGit crash in ubuntu 13.10

When I try select repository application crash. It's perhaps bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/java-common/+bug/1241101
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How can I copy the text of an unreportable error?

Occasionally I receive an error report from Ubuntu with the option to send in the details of the error. However, if the error was generated from a non-official package (local installation or PPA) I ...
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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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MySQL keeps crashing in Ubuntu 12.04

Every few hours, MySQL crashes on my Digital Ocean Ubuntu 12.04 machine. Below is the errors I am seeing in my MySQL error log. I thought it was a memory issue, so I added a swap, but that didn't fix ...
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Nothing after logging into account

I tried to install java and few other upgrades, so I found this website: http://itsfoss.com/things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-14-04/ and did basically everything. After reboot screen with the ...
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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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Screen goes black when trying to switch users on Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell XPS L502X laptop last night. I set it up as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. I was testing the GUI to make sure all features work. Examples: Software Updater ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Low Graphics Error believe it is a mount error?

I rebooted my Ubuntu 14.04 from terminal 3 days ago and it seems to have undergone a catastrophic crash. Firstly, I got a low graphics error issue. I could not even get to the console, so I removed ...
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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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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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VLC segmentation fault - XBMC core dumped

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and VLC media player 3.0.0-git Vetinari (revision 3.0.0~~git20141205+r58841+31~ubuntu14.10.1) Since yesterday when I try to watch videos VLC crashes and I get: ...
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Ubuntu Shuts Down on Restart (v 14.04.1)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my laptop and I am not able to restart it. Every time I press the restart button, the system logs me off as usual, then the ubuntu loading screen appears ...
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Ubuntu crash - how to read log files

A few days ago the laptop decided to close without no relevant reason. From this day on, it randomly crashes without explanation. This is what I (correctly?) filtered from the log files on the last ...
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Black Screen when playing YouTube Videos

The computer is a Toshiba Satelite Pro U300. It's worked fine up until a recent update about a week or two ago. When I try to play YouTube videos, the whole monitor goes black, and the computer seems ...
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Xdvi crashes when used with Emacs with I/O correlation [closed]

I use Emacs 24 to process LaTeX files. When I enable I/O correlation, Xdvi crashes within a second after launch. Apparently this is caused by a bug in libfreetype. So, my question is, is there any ...
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LibreOffce crashing Kubuntu constantly [closed]

The Problem Today LibreOffice just started to crash my entire KDE desktop every time I try open a file. It takes me to the login screen every single time and I have to log back in again (losing any ...
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Ubuntu - how to fix this problem with HP Elite 800 all in one? often i get black screen with mouse cursor only [closed]

How to get the desktop always? Instead of after reboot it shows mouse cursor only and black screen nothing else works unless i go to ctrl+alt+f1 and use it as command line. version: Linux ...
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14.04 System hangs and IO errors

To my surprise, after todays fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install (fully updated as of today) I'm getting various problems like random hangs and I/O errors when copying/moving files (moving backup from HDD to ...
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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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Upgrading to Ubuntu desktop 14.10 from 14.04 failed because of loop between services

While upgrading most of it seemed smooth till it abruptly stalled and refused to continue . Video driver fell back to framebuffer and neither nouveau or nividia modules were loading and display was ...
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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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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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Software Center keeps crashing

Last week I typed in a command for /ect/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list into my terminal and ever since then Ubuntu Software Center Keeps crashing. The report says <class System Error> ...
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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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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 - ...