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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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How to copy/paste from “Sorry, the application XXX has stopped unexpectedly”

An app just crashed and I want to copy the error message and paste it into a search engine to hopefully find a solution. Unfortunately the error dialog does not allow me to copy/paste anything: In ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 randomly crashing back to login screen

fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10 here. Everything works fine, but I'm getting random crashes back to the login screen. I pasted my syslog here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/12989589/ Edit: Confirmed bug on ...
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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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/var/crash/ - should I send it?

I randomly receive a message from crash reporter roughly once a week. What should I do with it? I feel it is a non-essential bug and my report will simply pollute the bug tracking system. I can delete ...
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Google Earth crashes when opened

I recently downloaded the Google Earth .deb file for 64-bit from here. And I installed it with: sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb And I of course also installed all of the other ...
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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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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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network-manager crashes [duplicate]

My networking was working fine yesterday. I shut down, went to bed, and when I booted up this morning it won't even talk to the router; network-manager crashes. I was wondering how to upgrade ...
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Installation problem - dual boot with W10 on Win certified laptop

I've got Acer V15 Nitro Black Edition with Intel Integrated graphics + GTX 860M and I know there are some problems with drivers and so on. But I have problem with installation, where I just get ...
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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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[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: DISTRIB_ID=...
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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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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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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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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 crashes....
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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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Google Chrome crashes/freezes everything in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS x64

I haven't been able to figure what exactly triggers this but, at certain points when I have Chrome running, my mouse cursor will suddenly start to stutter, then slow, then it won't be able to move at ...
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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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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: wireshark[...
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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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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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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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Diagnosing and fixing apparently random Ubuntu crashes?

I have read this question and tried to follow the selected answer's advice. I have also read this question but the second question I believe is unrelated to my issue. (But I'm not sure.) When Ubuntu (...
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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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How can I check why diff command failed?

I was running diff --brief -r /home/mateusz/ /media/mateusz/Database/backup_test_tmp_folder/home/mateusz/ command that completed with error code 2. According to documentation "Exit status is 0 if ...
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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 windows),...
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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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Java crashes with fatal error

I'm trying to get SweetHome3D to work on Lubuntu 16.04, but it crashes immediately after starting. I get the following error message: > sweethome3d Java 3D: implicit antialiasing enabled # # A ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 freeze/crash

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. 14.04 was rock stable for more than a year that I used it. This should rule out most hardware issues. The only difference is that in 16.04 I'm using ...
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Problem with login screen

I'm an ultra nooby beginner with Linux and Kubuntu, so please be patient :) Since yesterday I've got a stupid problem. When I turn on my PC, and when my login screen shows up, after 2-3 second it ...
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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 is relatively unstable [closed]

Ubuntu is much less stable than the dominant OS. It is mostly but not solely Firefox when opening pages like Issuu or html5 sites, where my system hangs. I had not expected to find my computer hanging ...
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VirtualBox installs, reboots then freezes

I have tried installing 15.04 and 14.04.03 LTS on multiple computers and revisions of VirtualBox, both of which have given the same error. When I try to install Ubuntu in VirtualBox, it installs ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 crashes with scattered screen

I have recently installed 4GB DDR3 RAM (Innex) with an existing 2GB RAM (Dynet), currenlty it runs with 6GB RAM. I use Eclipse, Java, Chrome extensively for my development purpose But after this ...
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Ubuntu is randomly crashing into a static screen

This has happened a few times over the past few days, however, I have no idea what to troubleshoot or how to fix it. Ubuntu will randomly crash into a 'static' screen, I took a picture on my phone, ...
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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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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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How can I rollback my GParted version?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with GParted 0.18. However, it seems to be inferior to previous iterations of it because it crashes every single time I try to resize a FAT32 partition or when I create a new ...
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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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Installing printer drivers it freezes up [duplicate]

Its just a problem with installing the printer from Epson using the configure printer program. It just freezes half way through instillation. I've been working on this problem or ages now I've ...
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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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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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Running “ubuntu-support-status” throws an exception

I was reading on this page that running ubuntu-support-status Will "...print the exact status of your system." However, if I run that command, it crashes and throws an exception. Here's the ...
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upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 getting compiz segfault

After upgrade from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 getting massive screen flicker - system is unusable. Using the console (ctrl-alt-F1) I noticed dmesg says compiz is abending [ 150.423110] compiz[2676]: ...
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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