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Kubuntu freezes during update when trying to download adobe installer

I'm updating to the latest version of Kubuntu, three times running now it's made it to the part where it goes to download the Adobe Plugin Installer and it freezes. I waited for 3 hours and saw no ...
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Is there anything to check after your computer locks up or freezes?

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop with Ubuntu 14.04, that has worked very well for over a year. However, recently I have been experiencing freezes where the machine does not respond to any ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes on Acer Aspire E11

I have successfully upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10 using do-release-upgrade on my Acer Aspire E11 laptop. However the whole computer freezes (i.e. gets unresponsive) after some minutes of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freezes and System Problems

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop Sony Vaio VPCEA16FG, I have been getting system freezes(everything including display, mouse, keyboard stops working and I have to do a restart ...
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Package managers cause kernel freeze?

I'm having this serious problem about package management. Whenever I try to install something (anything) it cause system to permanently freeze. It's worse than it looks, Ctrl+Alt+F1 not working and ...
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Random freezing on UbuntuGNOME 15.10

I have a machine with a new installation of UbuntuGNOME 15.10 (64-bit), which has, in the last two days, frozen completely few times. By frozen, I mean that the desktop becomes completely ...
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Lubuntu frozen while installing

I have this old PC hanging around so I decided to install Lubuntu on it just to give it some life and it freezes every time. I made a bootable USB, made two partitions (an ext4 and a swap partition) ...
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15.10 freezes every 10 minutes

Every freeze is preceeded typically by the following sylsog entry. It is a gst_discoverer_discover call (one of several hundred recorded immediately before every freeze) as an example: Oct 20 19:35:...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Freeze

I have a system freeze that disables mouse and keyboard. Locks the monitor for about 45 seconds and then restarts. I have the code here from the syslog file that I extracted between freezes. I had ...
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My computer freezes at startup *ERROR* rv770_set_sw_state failed

My computer often totally freezes at startup. I have to reset computer. Some say that I could have problems with power supply. When operating system is loaded, it is operating normally. This error ...
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Crash X manually

I'm working on a the famous freezing of X server. I've already created a question about frozen X server detection As I don't have relevant answer yet, I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to ...
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Ubuntu installation freezes with ASUS (windows 10 dual boot)

I tried to boot up with from a CD and or USB with 15.10 Ubuntu iso. Eveytime I get the same result: "Install Ubuntu" => Loading (purple screen) and freeze. I've disable CMS, and Fast Boot, and Secure ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes a lot usually while playing any media through web

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and am facing system freeze quite frequently while playing any form of media through web (youtube/dailymotion/hotstar etc.). Each time this happens , I need to restart my ...
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New Ubuntu Installation Freezing

Warning, I'm new here I've just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an empty drive. I have another drive in the PC with a Windows 10 installation. Everything on Ubuntu runs fine, until I open an app. Both ...
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Installing freezes/doesn't boot on Asus N552VX [duplicate]

Hi I just got the new Asus N552VX and am trying to get Xubuntu working on it. I have tried both the 14.04 LTS and the 15.14. However in the install I get ACPI PCC probe failed, sometimes it just ...
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Multiple problems: Wine Counter Strike freezes AND Transfer of big files stucks when transferred to PEN DRIVE

I have been having some problems since many days: When I play counter strike, and if I press the UP or DOWN key of VOLUME, the game hangs. It freezes. The music in the background still plays, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on an Asus G75v laptop

I've installed the latest Ubuntu on my father's laptop (v. 14.04.3). After convincing him that it was better than Windows, he started to work on it an he liked it. But shortly after using it, an ...
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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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Ubuntu sometimes freezes when switching instances via Unity’s Launcher

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 for a friend of mine and she often complains about freezes. I never saw these freezes myself, so I can only give the description she gave me: it happens when switching ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when I reopen my laptop

I am dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Widows 7 on a Dell Latitude E6420. If I close the lid and reopen immediately I can move the mouse but nothing else: no keyboard function and I can't select ...
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System freezes/unresponsive/unusable when copying large file to USB

Yesterday I was copying a single, 8 GB file to a USB with a slow, 7 MB/s write speed, while my RAM is 3 GB. While copying the system froze, to the point where I couldn't even move the cursor. I ...
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Laptop sort of freezes during overnight playback using VLC

I'm not sure if this is a VLC or Ubuntu issue. I generally leave VLC playing overnight with a long playlist of files playing from my local NAS. More often than not, I'll wake up in the morning and ...
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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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How to troubleshoot random freezes, when alt+sysrq doesn't work? [closed]

How do I troubleshoot random freezes, where the system does not accept any input? I have a computer that used to run Ubuntu a few years back without any problems (I don't know wether any hardware has ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 installation crash - caps lock blinking, then reboots

I have an MSI GT80 laptop. Trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 x64 on it via live usb (not using UEFI). However, intermittently during installation, it freezes, and after a brief period, the caps lock ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 full Freezes [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 15.10, I installed systems updates, Now the system freezes, Nothing works, Not keyboard nor mouse. I have to turn off laptop by holding the power ON/OFF key. What should i do ?
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reboot and shutdown command freeze on my Ubuntu vivid 15.04

Every time I have to reboot or shutdown the display keeps on showing the image of Ubuntu with the dots that keeps on going. Even with command from the terminal. I have to press the button to power off ...
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Unity unresponsive after login; restarting Unity from tty works

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on an older machine. After login, Unity becomes unresponsive. I can move the cursor, but no keyboard command or click seems to have any effect. Moving to tty and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 freezing at startup

I have installed a dual boot system on an UEFI board with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 (both 64bit). Ubuntu is freezing during bootup very often. In most of the cases it's stuck on a blank orange ...
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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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How do I fix Ubuntu freezing randomly? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10 keep freezing randomly when browsing, or having some programs on, it doesn't use all ram, I have swap installed and none of the cores areb being 100% used.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS screen freezing frequently

I'm brand new to Linux and am having a very hard time troubleshooting this problem. My screen is freezing frequently . Here is my machine specs: Intel Core 2 duo E8400 3Ghz, 5Gb RAM, Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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kubuntu 15.10 freezes intermittently - suspected compositor fault

I upgraded to Kubuntu 15.10 couple of days ago and experiencing weird freezes. When the freeze occurs, the screen is unresponsive but I can move the mouse. It occurs pretty randomly - when using the ...
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Ubuntu freezes. Which logs can I check out?

So my computer has lately started freezing completely when I run some programs that, in the past, would work great. What I am unsure about however, is what logs that are available to me that could ...
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Ubuntu not booting from USB Stick

Everything works perfectly...but when I try to boot Ubuntu from my USB..a black screen appears and stays there forever. I left like that for a day...still it remained the same. What should I do?
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on my laptop [duplicate]

I've recently started using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop(Lenovo G70-80) and everything is fine when I'm using my mouse But when i don't use my mouse and use my touchpad instead, the computer completely ...
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Tracking down a random freeze?

Since updating to 15.10 on my Thinkpad T420, I've experienced random freezes periodically. Usually within an hour of using the laptop. It ran just fine on 15.04. I've tried looking at /var/log/syslog ...
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WOW freezes after login 15.04

I installed wine 1.6.2 and World of warcraft launcher through it. It fully installed and when I run the game it log ins and asks me to select zone and realm type each time. When I do this the special ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes during installation when asked “Write changes to computer?”

so when I try to install ubuntu 15.10 my computer freezes when the message "Write changes to computer". I'm installing it from a usb drive and I'm dual booting. My computer has high specs so its not ...
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Experiencing random freezes on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I get like a random freeze once every hour, making it very tedious to do any sort of work. When the freeze happens I can still move my mouse. I have tried a number of different key combinations to ...
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pycharm 4.5 freezes the moment the autocompletion popup appears

just today after an upgrade to ubuntu 15.10 I seem to be unable to use the pycharm 4.5.4 (from getdeb). typing away launches the autocompletion suggestion pop-up and then pycharm just freezes, even ...
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After update 15.04 to 15.10 just black screen on boot

On my Laptop (Acer 3820) I updated from 15.04 to 15.10 After the restart I just get only a black screen. At first you can see the ubuntu loading Logo, but after that just nothing. So I tried to use F1 ...
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Why does ubuntu freeze sometimes when I shut my laptop screen

I own a Lenovo Y50 running Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit and sometimes when Ii shut the screen the login screen is displayed after I open it back up again, but it is unresponsive and I can't do anything from ...
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Video freeze on Skype 4.3 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I bought a new Dell XPS 13 pre-installed with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (mentioning this in case the problem might be related to hardware rather than software). I am new to Linux and all is working fine, ...
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Opening Chrome causes Ubuntu to freeze

Ubuntu v14.04 Simply opening the Chrome browser causes Ubuntu to freeze completely. No key strokes are effective and the mouse pointer is frozen in place or disappears. After a hard reboot, I opened ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes repeatedly [duplicate]

I just started having this problem recently, but it will freeze when I am in the middle of coding and it seems to be happening more frequently. I do tend to have a ton of tabs open in chrome while I ...
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Lubuntu hangs after locking

A friend asked me to take care of his Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. He is not a computer expert at all so his bug report might not be accurate. Unfortunately I could not reproduce the error while I am at his ...
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Why does my 'Caps Lock' diode blink when my system freezes?

I noticed a peculiar behavior of my Ubuntu 13.04 (although possibly it's also present in previous versions): when my system freezes completely (I do not ask for troubleshooting this) so that even X ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezing completely

So I dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 15.04 and whenever I boot up Ubuntu, after around 15 minutes or so, it will just freeze and i'll be able to hear the sounds and stuff but after another minutes it ...
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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 ...