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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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing when logging on

Hello I am new to Ubuntu. I have created a bootable pendrive and succesfully replaced XP with ubuntu on a PC. I logged on fine and was exploring but when I started firefox the whole system froze, ...
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Desktop freezes for a few seconds

When I press on settings or sound settings, my whole desktop freezes for like 2 - 3 seconds. I own msi fx600 laptop with intel hd graphics and nvidia 325m graphics and I use x.org xserver drivers Any ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.1 Fresh Install Won't Boot: runaway loop, USB

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1. I tried to boot into it several times, waiting >4 minutes each time, and saw only a fat blinking cursor in the upper left. I chrooted into the OS from a ...
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Apple Magic Mouse Bluetooth in Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu 14.04 randomly freeze and reconnect automatically

Environment: - Dell XPS 13-9333 - Apple Magic Mouse - Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64bit - Kernel 3.16.0-031600rc7-generic,and latest update 14.04, kernel 3.13.0-30.55 - Linux-firmware 1.127.5, # dmesg ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes when switching to lightdm

I was changing the theme in my Ubuntu 12.04 to Mac OS theme, constantly installing, logging in and out, rebooting when trying to fix things along the way. While I was doing a reboot, it froze, for the ...
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Audacity Stop Record Freeze

As the title reads, after recording audio, and pressing the stop button, audacity freezes. This doesn't appear to happen all the time, but when it does I terminate Audacity and then recover project ...
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Ubunut 14.04 freezing nothing in syslog?

I am running Ubunut 14.04. Recently and not exactly sure when it started, my Ubunutu has been freezing. Everything becomes unresponsive and just hangs. I cannot get into any other tty, and nautilus ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes on restart

I am pretty new to Ubuntu. I just installed 14.04 on my Dell M4600 a few days ago. I noticed during the install, when it said remove installation media and press enter, it froze after I pressed enter. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 as dom0 for xen 4.4 hangs on boot

I am trying to install Xen on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. However, after I install xen-hypervisor-amd64, the system does not boot anymore, it hangs at this screen: If I boot it without Xen, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (cinnamon desktop) freezing, typically when using terminal

This is really strange, but frequently, Ubuntu freezes when I'm trying to enter (even basic) commands in the terminal. It does randomly happen when opening programs like Chrome as well. It freezes for ...
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the system freezes: black screen with color blocks

the system freezes randomly and the screen turns black, with a lot of color blocks flashing. I just can turn off the computer with the power button. I'm working with a laptop Dell studio 1558, i5 ...
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Ubuntu update caused system to freeze on boot at purple screen. Recovery mode fails and brings up BusyBox

I've searched through existing questions, but nothing addresses my problem. My system running Ubuntu 14.04 went through a partial-update a few days ago. Ever since, my system will not boot. It ...
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Latest Linux systems constantly freezing

Before I begin, I should clarify that this issue does not happen only with Ubuntu 14.04, but with Elementary OS Luna and Debian 7 as well. To make the story short, Debian froze from the installation ...
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Disabling the left-aligned lock screen in Ubuntu 14.04

In 14.04, there appear two be two types of lock screens. The left-aligned one, which you also get when you first boot the machine. The centre-aligned one, which you get when you press Ctrl+Alt+L ...
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ubuntu 14.04 freezes when checking for update [duplicate]

Well , I went to details under system settings, and my everything froze. I cannot move my mouse nor get to the tty with ctrl-alt-f1. I reset my pc and tried again, and the same thing happened! ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Randomly Freezes [closed]

I tried Ubuntu and Kubuntu but both are freezing on my desktop PC. I can still move my mouse pointer but nothing reacts. I can't even switch to tty. (in comparison to the other freezing issues i found ...
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Ubuntu installer hangs

I am currently trying to attempt a Quadboot with Win 7 (50GB SSD), Mac OS X Maverick, Ubuntu & Android 4.4 all on a Samsung Spinpoint S3 500GB HDD, I will also have a WD 1TB HDD for backup and ...
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MineCraft freezes on Orcale Java but not openjdk [duplicate]

So when I updated from 13.04 to 14.04 LTS (I do a clean reinstall of the new ubuntu version) and did minecraft on the first time using orcale java. When I started to launcher it froze ubuntu up and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 frequent mouse freeze

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 on my Asus (i5 core and 8GB Ram) since Ubuntu is more and more growing on me. However I experience frequent freezes of my screen. I cannot move ...
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Frequent short freezes after upgrade to 14.04

A problem emerged when I upgraded Kubuntu to 14.04. In several minutes after booting up, Linux starts to freeze shortly (~1 second) and frequently (every ~5 seconds); not only graphics, but also sound ...
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bad ram in DIMM1 need to limp by till monday, can I temporarily disable a memory slot?

Got to work, started windows, immediately blue screened as soon as I logged in. After a few tries I ran diagnostics and found the ram in dimm1 was bad. I can boot into Ubuntu and it runs pretty well ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Keeps freezing [closed]

I am not really sure on what is happening but my laptop keeps freezing on me. This has been happening for a few days now, and I notice that it happens when I am loading a Youtube video or downloading ...
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Corrupted hard drive - how can I rescue my files? [duplicate]

Lets get things straight: I'm a bit of a noob. My Ubuntu System was not working well, so I went on the live CD and checked the system, everything went smoothly. So rebooted it without the Live CD and ...
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Black Screen after Grub menu with a underscore

Recently after trying to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 my laptop will boot up until the grub menu and after selecting my OS it would just give me a black screen with a underscore at the top ...
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ubuntu 14.04 freezes randomly [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 version along side with windows 7. Ubuntu freezes randomly I am unable to use any keys on keyboard since they are not working even mouse is not working.the only solution ...
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Typing freezes in Chromium omnibox and enigmatic letter “a” in bar since Ubuntu 14.04

Since Lubuntu/Ubuntu 14.04 I can't use Chromium browser, because serious typing freezes appears in Chromium omnibox. It is possible type site address only in first tab, only one time after Chromium ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs at purple screen after it asks for my password [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS onto a Toshiba Tecra M5. The install appears to have been successful but when it says "install complete restart your computer" the computer does not restart. It just ...
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What are possible damages can harm a computer after forced turning off (pressing the power button)?

For sure a lot of us has experienced a freeze situation for some reason, and we don't have any other solution but to turn off our PC manually (maybe for lack of experience), so: Is it harmful to the ...
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Black screen freeze after logging in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on an Acer Aspire-5742G with Intel Core i3 processor, 8 GB RAM, 640 GB HDD and nVidia GeForce 520M with 1GB memory. I ran BleachBit with sudo permissions form the ...
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New hardware -> random freezes and reboots [closed]

I need some help from the community on this one. I recently started playing DOTA2 through Steam on my box and decided to upgrade a few of the components for better gameplay. First I added in another ...
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Unbuntu 14.04 randomly freezes

I know this has been asked several times, but many of them are tagged as duplicates and sent back to what should I do if the computer freezes. I don't want the computer to freeze and only want those ...
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System freezes on the splash screen after 14.04 update

Today I decided to upgrade to 14.04, right after the system reboot I noticed that when the splash screen came up, all the loading dots below the logo were orange (instead of white, then change to ...
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Is stopping freezed Ubuntu at HP Compaq PC by pressing shortly the computer Reset button OK? [duplicate]

If my Ubuntu 12.04 installed on the HP Compact PC freezes, I simply press shortly the Reset button on the computer case as I am used to do in Windows. The Ubuntu 'Shut down' dialog appears and works ...
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14.04 on DELL L502X freeze at startup after installing nvidia drivers

First i want to apologise for my bad english. Now straight to my problem.:) After OS installation I started installing the drivers for GeForce GT540M graphics in my notebook. I chose the ...
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What is Evolution reliability? When can I expect solution of its “freezing”?

The Evolution 3.2.3 program in my fully updated Ubuntu 12.04 occasionally "freezes" and I need to restart the PC. Sometimes it happens when I quickly move to further ('work', but 7 day) weeks or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS randomly freezes (graphics/unity only) [duplicate]

When I'm just chilling on the desktop or doing whatever, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will (every 10-20 minutes or so) just randomly freeze. The screen just stops, I can't see my mouse move, etc. However, I can ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 Fresh Install Is Slow/Freezing

I installed Ubuntu for the first time today. I dual booted with Windows 7. Windows works just fine, and Ubuntu will load just fine in a timely manner. The problem is the desktop seems slow, my mouse ...
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Trackpad causing Xubuntu freeze

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) onto my laptop. It works completely fine when I am using my mouse instead of the trackpad, but once I start to use the trackpad, then after a minute ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hangs While Screen is Off

I have an Asus G73JW laptop with a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 x64. While I'm using the laptop, it works quite well - but if I leave the laptop unattended for a while, I come back it will have a ...
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Whole system hang after upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 [closed]

Occasionally, once in a few days, my computer hangs. The mouse is not movable. I cannot switch to any terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1/F2/...) and the only way is to perform a hard reset. Did not find anything ...
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Graphics card issue (gt 630M)

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 and I have a problem with the graphic card. I've a i5 processor, so it has dual and switchable graphics, intel and nvidia. The trouble comes with the nvidia driver, as when ...
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screen freezes ubuntu 14.04 lts

I have a GT 520MX and updated with the nvidia proprietary driver (tested), each time the screen freezes, you can touch the keys but can not see anything. Each 5 seconds the system freezes . any ...
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Problem while trying to create users in Ubuntu 14.04 64bits version

My problem began when I tried to create a new user in GUI mode. When I click on "users accounts" in "System configuration" the window changes to black and stops responding. I tried to reinstall the OS ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 now the system is constantly freezing [closed]

Each 5 seconds the system freezes for a second, I can't move the mouse, the audio repeats the last second, I have no idea of what is causing it, but I have an laptop with nvidia optimus and I'm using ...
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Systematic freezes with Unity on 14.04 [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my secondary SSD (primary has Win 8.1 on it). First of all (it might not be completely relevant with my freezing issue but I think it's worth mentioning) : my bios ...
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Upgraded my 32 bit machine with 64 bit live image of Ubuntu 14.04 by accident!

I just upgraded my 64 bit laptop successfully to Ubuntu 14.04 using a 64 bit live image and then upgraded my Desktop with the same 64 bit image forgetting that my desktop is a 32 bit machine. Now my ...
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Nautilus crash “aborted ('core' dumped)”

I have Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 and I have a problem with nautilus. When I opened, it then closes itself instantly, making also the desktop icons disappear. Usually it closes when I open a new folder. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freeze Constantly! [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday on my before using Win 8.1 Laptop using USB. I've installed drivers for Nvidia and other default programs like Chromium, Pidgin, New version of LibreOffice, Spotify ...
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Acer Aspire E1-571G freezes often [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 14.04 final beta on my machine Posting output of lshw results: acer description: Notebook product: Aspire E1-571G (Aspire E1-571G_064A_V2.21) vendor: Acer ...
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ubuntu 14.04 freeze after opening movie player [closed]

I have problem a problem with the Ubuntu's video player, every time when i go to open it,the system start to freezing but the mouse moving, I have reinstalling it but the problem has not solved. i ...