Commonly used to refer to unresponsive computers. If your software is freezing then you likely need to file a bug, as freeze problems are usually off topic here and will likely be closed.

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14.04 freezes on start and stalls on restart/power down

About 2 out of 3 times I power on my computer, Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when loading some stage of the login (lightDM) screen. I have to manually power off my computer. Also, when I go to restart or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS crashes after login

Decided to upgrade to the new LTS today, so I backed up my data and created a live usb with unetbootin and wiped my drive clean. Install was a little clunky but everything seemed to go just fine. ...
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Ubuntu Freezes Completely [on hold]

I have a Dell Vostro Laptop which runs on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit (upgraded from 12.04). So, when I play Minecraft, it first heats up and gives out warm air after 2 minutes of playing. After 2 minutes, ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes, where do I start [duplicate]

I have a Compaq Presario CQ61 that was originally installed with Windows 7 I have wiped the drive and had installed elementary luna, but the system soon began freezing. I wiped the drive again and ...
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systemd (re)starting after colord messages [on hold]

I'm investigating a crash on the Ubuntu system of a coworker. The crash occurred while using Libre Office, but it was the whole computer that froze, not just that single program terminated abnormally. ...
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Dota2 fps freeze

So I installed Steam and Dota 2 on my 13.10 Ubuntu. The game starts up and works with acceptable fps, but every 5-10 minutes or so it just freezes for 2-5 seconds. I'm positive this is not network lag ...
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Google Chrome hard disk excessive activity / System freezes [on hold]

I've recently installed Gooogle Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04 LST 32-bit. First couple of days Chrome worked like a charm. Extremely fast, much more faster than Firefox. But then step-by-step it start ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezing during parallel processing [closed]

I'm currently trying to implement a pretty cpu intensive task using Julia. I made a single threaded version which works fine. However, problems arose when I implemented a paralleled version, which ...
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“Read Error” Press any key on boot [on hold]

When I boot into Ubuntu and prompted to the purple screen it says: Error: Cant read file, press any key to continue... When I do so the screen freezes and causes the light on my caps lock key to ...
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System freezes after starting X [on hold]

I just rebooted, and discovered that my entire system freezes when I try starting X. I don't believe I've recently updated anything, although it is possible that this is the first time I've rebooted ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezes after large disk activity [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on Dell Inpiron 17R. Everything is working good, except for Ubuntu freezes after large disk activity such as copying large files or installing large software. I have tried ...
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GNOME Tweak Tool

I have just installed GNOME Tweak Tool by typing this command in the terminal: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool After installing I have applied few tweaks but after rebooting my Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Occasional Freeze at Boot [on hold]

My recently installed Ubuntu (and ALL the other distros I used before) sometimes (not-always) hangs on boot. It's a hard-to-debug problem because it just happens 'sometimes' (I never know when the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 randomly freezes [on hold]

Hello. I use Ubuntu 12.04 with wubi. The problem is that ubuntu randomly freezes when i move the mouse cursor. The system doesent have to restart i just have to press (ctrl+alt+f1) and then ...
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Screen repeatedly freezes with increasing frequency

I installed 12.04 LTS last week and my screen repeatedly freezes. It seems like it is increasing in frequency, although this may just be my biased. It seems like the system still works fine as ...
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System unresponsive, hard drive light on [on hold]

My system has become unresponsive. The hard drive is on constantly. The mouse does not move. If I Ctrl+Alt+F1, I get a terminal in about five minutes, and can type my name, but the password prompt ...
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Why “stuck on render ring” with XFCE but not Unity? [closed]

Recently I started testing XFCE. I really like it, but often when I resize windows with my graphic tablet (ALT + right click drag), the system totally freezes. Not even the Caps Lock light changes ...
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Ubuntu one seems stuck on Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntuone had been working on my Ubuntu 12.04 install but for the last weeks it was giving an "Auth fail" message. Before anything I just completely uninstalled it, then re installed it. Well now it ...
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Ubuntu not working, keeps freezing, unresponsive [duplicate]

I just replaced my Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04.1 and it hasn't been doing any of the things the guides said it would. Please do not mind that I am completely new to Ubuntu. First of all, during ...
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Xubuntu freezes on loading screen during install on Gigabyte P34G Win 8 laptop [on hold]

I have a few Linux issues: I've been trying to get Xubuntu x-64 13.10 to install on my machine, but it doesn't work. If I set it to legacy boot, the Xubuntu screen loading indicator just spins and ...
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Cannot write bytes broken pipe

I can't seem to boot Ubuntu 12.04 on my t-61 Thinkpad. I get the splash screen, then a black screen that reads: Cannot write bytes: broken pipe. Let me first say that originally I had removed ...
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The amount of memory consumed by my Ubuntu 12.04 system is always constant at 25% [closed]

Even when the system freezes (sometimes when only a browser + text editor are running) the RAM usage doesn't increase. I don't understand what is causing this and the system is freezing a lot these ...
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Running extremely slow and freezing when opening any program [closed]

my laptop (compaq presario cq57)all the sudden two days ago when turned on it slowed down upon start-up and i cant do anything if i try to open any document or use the internet it will freeze and will ...
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Performance goes to Zero when RAM cache is full

This isn't a straightforward question as I've read that cached RAM will be released when needed. I have the hunch that this is not happening on my system (or something else is skrewed). I have a AMD ...
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Installation of dual-boot 13.10 on MBP freezes

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Pro (15", Mid-2009, i.e. with dual graphics chips) via bootcamp. I can boot off the disk, select a language, and select "Install Ubuntu". Then a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck at “reboot: Restarting System”

I know this has been asked multiple times before, but most of these threads don't have an answer. I tried user62664's solution here and ran sudo update-grub successfully, but nothing changed. This ...
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Ubuntu starting in low resolution and keyboard and mouse not working

I just installed Ubuntu on my 2010 Mac mini, (2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM) and at first it worked fine. Then, after turning off the computer, when I powered it on again it logged in and displayed ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Install Freezes while entering wifi password [closed]

I cannot get passed the screen where you enter the password for your wifi during installation. As soon as I click on the box to enter the password to my wifi the installation freezes.
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Stuck at Loading initial ramdisk - Not stuck when I plug in usb drive

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Asus UX32VD which had Windows 8.1 installed. It's now a dualboot and everything seemed to work fine, I was able to boot use Ubuntu, restart, use Windows, all great. ...
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Ubuntu is freezing a few seconds after login [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 and activated the drivers for Nvidia. But right the restart, it froze just a few seconds after login. It doesn't allow me to uninstall or check anything.
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Chrome devtools freezes ubuntu [closed]

So I'm running Chrome 33 and Ubuntu 13.10 and when using the devtools ubuntu will just about completely freeze. If I had audio playing (spotify) that continues playing and I can move my mouse. But I ...
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ubuntu13.10 freeze and restart randomly [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 13.10 freezes randomly for 10 secs, then shuts down and restarts in any application running (firefox, when using dash etc.)
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Fresh install of Xubuntu, Freezes after login

80% of the time, when I load my machine up, it freezes after login. Now, we're talking about a fresh install here with barely any additional software. If I keep restarting my machine, via the ...
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Desktop Suddenly Freezes [duplicate]

I noticed my desktop was frozen yesterday, unresponsive to any keystroke or mouse input.. I don't commonly use it - have not used it in over 30 days. Was forced to use the reset button. When it came ...
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when machine encounter this message “switching to clocksource tlc” machine freeze [duplicate]

i started all the services in PXEBOOT Server ( dhcp, tftp and nfs services ). When i start the client machine, in the black screen some messages are running while it encounter this message ...
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ubuntu 12.04 freezes up after installation, after the loading screen

I have a problem with my Toshiba qosmio x500-110. I can't install the ubuntu OS when I run it from boot cd. After the loading screen the OS freezes, rendering the entire OS unresponsive and I have to ...
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Ubuntu Freezes While Installing [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04, but every time I get to the restart computer screen my computer freezes. Then when I try to restart my computer manually I get a black screen with a flashing -
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Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.10 freeze and white screen with nvidia gtx 660

I've been trying to get Ubuntu to work (dual booted with Win7) on my new computer for a week now and have not found a working solution. System specs: Intel Core i7-4771 @ 3.50 GHz 250 GB SSD Samsung ...
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How to gather more information on a freeze problem?

I want to know how to proceed to gather the info required to report a bug when my system is frozen. Sometimes when I reboot my notebook, when the GUI is still loading, the system freezes (there is ...
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Kubuntu workspace freeze at startup

I have Kubuntu 12.04.4 (Linux 3.8.0-35) and my problem is that as soon as the first frame of the workspace is shown the desktop environment freezes: I can still move the mouse, but everything is ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes during boot [duplicate]

I recently partitioned my hard drive to create an empty 43 GB drive on my Windows 7 64-bit Compaq Presario. After the partition was complete, I used the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 after login: freeze, then no networking (wired/wireless), no external drives. Need help

I'm not very experienced with Ubuntu and my sister's desktop is malfunctioning. It might have been due to a recent update, but she can't tell. The system is 12.04 LTS. Symptoms: After login, it ...
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Launcher does not appear on my desktop and applications frequently freeze [closed]

I am getting generally unacceptable performance from my computer. I have two types of problems: Sometimes the Launcher does not appear on my desktop. The web browser and other applications ...
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Boot from CD from command line?

Long story short my laptop had Ubuntu 12.04 and worked perfectly but upon trying to add windows 7 to my laptop I messed it up royally and now it loads immediately to the GRUB menu. From there the ...
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Startup conflict needs Ctr+Alt+Del to go on

After installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a HP Pavillion with Windows 7 in it my PC didn't start up normally. Even before the boot screen showed up, the monitor kept blank, with no response to any input from ...
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Computer hangs on boot logo when using “power” button

So after a long day fighting with UEFI and later on trying to get GRUB to play nice with UEFI, I have managed to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony VAIO "Tap 20" (the big, touchscreen, all-in-one ...
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Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Mouse keeps freezing

I just got myself a new Cyborg R.A.T 9 mouse. The problem is that the mouse keeps freezing. Well not really. I can still move the cursor around but I'm not able to open/close anything. The clicks ...
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While debugging in Eclipse the UI freezes completely. How can I find out what's going wrong?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and am debugging Java Swing Events with Eclipse 4.3. At a specific point a popup menu is shown by my application and that's the point where my UI freezes. Just the mouse ...
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New PC with Windows 8 Needed nomodeset to get Ubuntu to load

Apparently I need to accrue 10 reputation to post more than 2 links - so reposted everything I learned in trying to install Ubuntu onto my Windows 8 machine with a new graphics card on my blog: ...
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Ubuntu freeze after moving window to the side

When I move a window to the left or right side, it should automatically resize itself (I don't know how this function is called, but it is also present on windows 7). My problem is, that Ubuntu freeze ...