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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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Why does my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop lock up when I do large data transfers between hard drives?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a system that I built from parts. All software is up to date according to update manager. Kernel is 3.13.0-39-generic GCC version 4.8 (i686-linux-gnu) Xorg version ...
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14.10 Freezes During Shutdown

I've just upgraded to 14.10 almost flawlessly on a MSI GE6O. Everything seems to work fine, except when I try to shutdown the system which then becomes completely blocked: and the CPU spikes in the ...
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What to do when Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 fails?

Sometimes, while I'm working with my machine, my screen freezes. Most of the times, giving Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7 fixes the problem without any further action. Even if it doesn't, I can ...
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Firefox freezes system [on hold]

After opening firefox on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, after a few moments the whole system slows down and then freezes completely.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Display Freezes Occasionally

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M (1GB) graphics card, and I noticed the open source Nouveau display driver was returning error code -16 on suspend, causing the ...
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Cinnamon freeze on nVidia

I just installed Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04. Everything works fine but when I switch to use the nVidia card from prime-indicator, I have a black screen and I can't do anything, except using CTRL + ALT + ...
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Evolution freezes when saving a google task

Reproduction Open Evolution Mail Edit an existing or newly created task of a Google Tasks list. Press "save" or "save and close" and Evolution will become unresponsive. Does anybody else ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 screen freeze randomly

The Ubuntu is installed to Dell Vostro 3460 with nVidia GT630M graphhics card. Screen freeze randomly when using touch pad, and to fast "unfreeze" the screen I've to switch to console terminal ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sudden freezes and 100% disk usage

Sometimes I just casually browse web and out of nowhere my disk is usage is 100% and everything freezes. I have 64 bits ubuntu 14.04 with all updates. My pc spec is i5 4670k, integrated GPU and 4gb of ...
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Unity Freezing on ubuntu 14.04 (new install)?

So my problem is as follows. My laptop seems to freeze randomly - at least the video output to my screen is the one that gets stuck. I could be doing anything from browsing or watching movies and the ...
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14.04/13.10 Complete Freeze and needs hard restart

so I had Xubuntu before and things were good, I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 now. After the installation is done, im just at the desktop opening random things after a minute less or more everything ...
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Freeze of the system after the upgrade to Ubuntu 14

Dear Linux/Ubuntu experts, I'm adminstrating machines with Ubuntu installed. After the machine is upgraded to Ubuntu 14, I get complains that machine is freezing completely from time to time. The ...
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TouchPad and system hanging [closed]

I installed ubuntu Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 3 times due to bug I guess because one or more drivers, after install os i see mouse hide and appear very fast, and when open firefox it's disappear then freeze ...
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X server keeps freezing and/or crashing after 14.04 upgrade, is it a bug or other?

No problems before upgrade. After system upgrade, everything normal except I cannot go more than a few hours (minutes!) without X server, graphics card, graphics driver, or something freezing and/or ...
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Thinkpad Edge E130, frequently freezes on startup

My Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E130 (3358-5FG) has massive problems with frequent freezes. These problems only occur at startup: Rare freeze while the Ubuntu loading image is displayed, before lightdm ...
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Freezing Brrr!! and slow [duplicate]

Since it has been installed Ubuntu 14.04 runs too slowly and freezes often. It is almost impossible to do anything informatically viable now with my 10.04. How can i do to make it run correctly?
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How to configure my workstation to ignore my iPhone

Whenever I plug in my iPhone, all I want is to charge it. I never unlock it. Unfortunately, Ubuntu keeps telling me that it cannot access the iPhone. Today I just ignored the pop-up message, and it ...
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Ubuntu freeze and not recover

I'm using 14.04 on my dell n5010 laptop. Started from last couple of days my laptop freezes after sometime I started it. I can't figure out why. There is a small icon like figure near the mouse ...
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Log proccesses activities for later analysis

I'm having a problem with a Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS machine that occasionally freezes up for no reason that I can logically predict. Once it happens the HDD usage seems quite high for no reason ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 animations freezes and slow performance [duplicate]

When i move the windows or maximize or that things, the animations freezes horribly, i have 8gb of ram, a 3.3ghz 3 cores processor and a geforce 7025. I upgraded from Elementary OS, on that OS the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop not loading after login

Turn on the PC, get normally to the login screen. But when I login, the desktop doesn't seem to load. I've waited half an hour but it still didn't load. I can get to the root by using the GRUB screen ...
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Kubuntu freezes after login

In Kubuntu 14.04 I have installed the Recommended NVIDIA drivers with the driver manager and now the computer freezes a moment after login, if I access the terminal it doesn't freeze. The graphic card ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - seemingly random freezes

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I have experienced random freezes when running a number of different applications (I am also researching known bugs in those applications). Once the machine locks up, ...
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ubuntu freezes with heavy hdd usage (continuous blinking led)

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and it randomly freezes, and while that happen the HDD usage is quite high (LED almost continuously on). I can't move the mouse, can't use alt + tab, can't even go on ctrl ...
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Freezing after suspension,14.04 with radeon graphics

i just installed 14.04 on my friends laptop.i got most bugs sorted ,like catalyst ati,hp web cam,and black screen . the only one i'm struggling with is freezing after im trying to wake it up. When i ...
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Chrome freezes after exiting full screen mode in Netflix

So Ubuntu has recently announced the support of Netflix using Chrome v37+. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Chrome 37.0.2062.120 (64-bit), and I have a problem specifically with Netflix. When I exit the ...
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freezing while attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

It the moment i have Windows 7 and i'm trying to swap over to Ubuntu for the first time, i downloaded AMD64 and put it onto a memory stick using universal usb installer and when i put the USB into my ...
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machine freezes everytime after restarting from ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My desktop has two separate hard drives. One has windows 8 installed and the other has Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Grub menu works ok for dual boot. But everytime when I restart the computer inside ...
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Mouse cursor freeze: can get it to move with the mouse but keyboard keys work!

It's already 4 times that my mouse cursor has frozen today in about 7 hours of use! The last two freeze were at 2hr 25min interval, the last 3 being in the same session. It's a new ps/2 optical mouse, ...
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System screen freezes after clicking suspend or logout

This issue started occuring when I changed the backlight settings on the grub file. (I did it because the screen brightness was too low). After editing, the brightness problem was resolved, but the ...
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14.04 Freezes When Modifying Files

I'm having issues on my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that have only started happening very recently. Basically, it seems that anytime I perform any add, modify, move, copy, or delete a file on my ...
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Temporary freeze at login screen after suspend

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Windows 8.1. On Ubuntu, when I wake up my system after a suspend, I'm taken to the login screen, as I'd expect. However, the system is consistently ...
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System freezes due to Intel videocard failure

I have a Dell XPS 15 running ubuntu 14.04 . At first all was fine, but for the past couple of months things are getting strange. Many times the laptop fails to suspend, or even freezes not allowing to ...
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X session locks up

I'm supporting a friend running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After initial installation, we used tasksel to convert to Ubuntu GNOME. He has since encountered a perplexing issue where after opening a particular ...
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How can I troubleshoot my system freezing just before restart?

Kubuntu 14.04 on a new computer. GPU is R9 280x in case it's relevant. Sometimes (not every time) when I restart in order to switch to Windows, Kubuntu seems to hang. There's a black screen. I am ...
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New Asus laptop freezes every couple of minutes when on battery

This problem is different than : New asus with ubuntu keeps freezing and What should I do when Ubuntu freezes Actually i have 3 major problems I'll list according to importance : Couple of ...
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Android Virtual Device Manager “This window is not responding”

This issue is for Android Studio, Android Virtual Device manager and pretty much all my versions of Ubuntu. Ever since I installed Android Studio, the AVD always freezes when I try to close it. The ...
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What is causing this grub-install freezing issue on installation of 14.04.1 Server or Desktop?

I'm having a constant issue when trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.1. Every time, the installer freezes at "Running 'grub-install' dummy" where the loading bar is at 50%, where I then must hold ...
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GRUB freezes if external hard drive is connected. Can I simply make it invisible to GRUB?

GRUB seems to freeze whenever my 2 TB external hard drive (WD My Book) is connected. Connecting it while GRUB is loading does the same thing, but doing it afterwards or not at all will let my computer ...
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Ubuntu Hangs a lot even when 3 or 4 apps are working

I have a Samsung NP300E5C-A0CIN Laptop with 2 GB of ram, intel i3 processor. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 My laptop tends to hang a lot, especially while browsing the web both ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freeze Issue

So I have Ubuntu 14.04 Installed on my system with a few "tweaks", mainly ccsm. I also have google chromium browser installed as well. I do a lot of work in the browser and usually have 10+ tabs open ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 system freezes frequently

I have Ubuntu 14.04, and a Sony VAIO VGN-CR120E. The entire system freezes very frequently. When it freezes, I can move the mouse, but cannot click on anything, and whatever shape (hyperlink ...
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14.04 Random Crashes (Freezes Up) [duplicate]

It started happening since I installed 14.04 a while back. The freeze begins with the program going unresponsive (greying out), and then the whole system freezes except for the mouse, the desktop is ...
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Application windows become unresponsive for some time in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Before somebody wants to mark my question as duplicate I'm letting you know that I read a lot of alike questions and their solutions but none of them describes the same symptoms and their answers ...
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Computer temporarily freezes on 97% evertime apt-get is run?

When I run apt-get on my computer it temporarily freezes for a few seconds sometimes ranging to a minute with the system completely unresponsive. Can anyone help me clarify the source of this problem ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 LTS Freezes

I recently re-imaged my MacBook with Ubuntu 14.4 LTS (64bit), however I've encountered significant problems. The initial issue I had was that the dimensions of the screen were not set properly. I ...
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Random xubuntu 14.04 Xorg graphics freezes

I've got a fairly new Asus X550CC laptop with up to date xubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm using NVIDIA graphics drivers version 343.13. From day one I installed xubuntu on this machine I've been getting these ...
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Questions about checking for badblocks on a almost-definate bad HDD, I am new to Ubuntu

Heres the deal, I'm on an Asus x53sv-mh71, it's my friend's laptop. He dropped it about a month ago, and it stopped working about a week afterward. Wouldn't boot past the "starting windows" logo. I ...
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Why Ubuntu 14.04 suddenly freezes sometimes?

Sometimes while surfing/reading a PDF/whatever Ubuntu completely freezes. I cannot control neither touchpad nor keyboard, so I use the combination Alt + Stamp + R + E + I + S + U + B to restart it. ...
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How do I troubleshoot non-working graphics?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a desktop computer. It has worked flawlessly for a few months, but since doing a standard apt-get update + upgrade and rebooting, I am no longer shown my desktop after ...