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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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 ...
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Grub 2.02 Freezes When Using Razer Black Widow Keyboard to make Selection

I updated from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday. When my system reboots/starts, I see Grub. The countdown ticks away until I use the keyboard to make a selection from the list. Then, the count down stops ...
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Software Center not respondng when installing Steam

Whenever I try to install Steam from the Software Center, the center goes unresponsive and I have to cancel it. I get no error message other than "Not responding". I have tried installing the Steam ...
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12.04 Freezing Issue [duplicate]

My problem is as follows... My computer boots up, I log in, shortly after the computer freezes (at which point I can't move the mouse around, though any audio from an app is being played), I use Ctl ...
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14.04 freezes on start and stalls on restart/power down [duplicate]

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 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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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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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 NetworkManager “Dump inconsistency detected” System Freeze

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on Asus N550JV laptop. My system gets frozen pretty randomly during the day. Sometimes it's possible to switch to terminal and then back to resolve it, other times it entirely ...
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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 ...
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system freezes when connecting new external hard drive [closed]

I am logged in as root at the command line prompt. I have this new 4TB Western Digital My Book Studio USB2.0/3.0 external hard drive which I intend to use as backup storage. I tried plugging it in but ...
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What steps are recommended for resolving system crashes and freezes? (Sorry for low specificity) [duplicate]

I know my question isn't very specific, so I don't expect a specific answer. Ever since I loaded Ubuntu 12.04 onto my newly built computer, I've had tons of frustrations, including application crashes ...
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First time install and seems to be hung with “reticulating spline” message

First time install and seems to be hung with message on status bar saying "reticulating spline". The mouse is not active. How long till I give up and shut it down by hand?
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Ubuntu 13.10 stops responding [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu one my laptop for over a half of year now and I upgraded it to 13.10 a month ago. It didn't have any major problems before. But today after few hours of work it stopped responding ...