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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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 ...
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Xorg freezes randomly 12.04 [duplicate]

ubuntu runs on my Laptop for about a week and everything works fine, except that the (I guess...) Xorg freezes/crashes sometimes. But when I hit ctrl+alt+F1 the terminal comes up and when I hit ...
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SSD causes occasional 100% iowait and freeze. How can i fix this?

My Problem: Sometimes my Computer or just some applications freeze and i can see iowait (with system-monitor-tool) jump to 100% (on some or all cores) for like 15 seconds. This is extremely annoying. ...
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Video driver makes Ubuntu freeze (13.10, Radeon 8670M/Intel HD 4000) [closed]

I have a Lenovo S531 laptop with hybrid graphics. I'm using the xorg-edgers PPA drivers, because it's the only thing that works for me (with fglrx or fglrx-updates Ubuntu presents me with the greeter ...
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Ubuntu Screen freezes frequently [closed]

Ubuntu 12.04 screen freezes frequently: It happens with no specific program (Firefox-Eclipse-Aptana-Vlc-Nautilus). The mouse pointer is still able to move around the screen, and changes to (I) when ...
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Is there anything analoguos to Task Manager?(kill specific programs)

So when my ubuntu freezes, is there a way I could kill only some programs not all of them?
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Clean Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit install crashes on NVidia 8400M G 128 MB

After installing a clean Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit on my Asus F3SC it keeps crashing probably due to the graphics driver. After a few seconds/minutes the screen becomes dirty/garbled with some flashing here ...
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Constant freezes when downloading torrent to NTFS partition

I'm trying to download some large files and save them on an NTFS partition, but I'm experiencing heavy freezes. This does not happen when I, say, set the torrent location to /home/user/Downloads, but ...
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Transmission stops responding frequently / slowing down Ubuntu

So I'm using Transmission to download some files but it has been acting really weird recently. On the program, I'm getting a bit of slow download speed and the program freezes a lot, and sometimes ...
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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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Youtube going white on ubuntu

Whenever I use ubuntu and minimize the youtube videos from full-screen mode, the screen goes white. This never happened or never happens in windows. Why does it happen in ubuntu?
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boot shows failing processes after upgrading packages and rebooting [closed]

I am really new to this, so if I did something wrong that is obvious to you, please just let me know because I have no idea what is happening. When I installed ubuntu 13.10, I went through all the set ...
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How do I fix the Seizure-O-Matic problem on the Nexus 7? [duplicate]

Bryan Lunduke describes the freeze and flicker problem that's dogging Ubuntu Touch as the Seizure-O-Matic 3000. Is there any way to get around this problem? I would really like to use Ubuntu Touch as ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Freezes on MAC BOOK PRO [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu on a mid-2010 MacBookPro 15". I totally removed all OSX software and only Ubuntu exist on 1TB drive, 8GB of RAM. I got 13.04 installed successfully but every so often (at least ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - desktop freezes when opening or importing a large size image?

I tried to add a raster layer to my QGiS dufour(memory size of the image was 52 MB) and the desktop freezed. It is not just QGIS,I have also tried to open this image via image viewer and it has also ...
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13.10 crashing frequently [duplicate]

So I just put a PC together loaded Ubuntu 13.10 and it's been crashing at least once a day. I have: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, Core i5-4570, Asus H87M-E, Asus Nvidia 8400GS, Kingston HyperX Blu ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezing and low graphics mode

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on my desktop PC, and it seems it's not working properly. I have freezing while typing, the virtual console is not available, if I try go to it my screen is ...
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sudo emacs crashes with tramp when I start a line with /

I run emacs in command line [-nw] on ubuntu 12.04 as root. If I start a line with '/', emacs freezes for a while and displays "Tramp: Waiting for prompts from remote shell". please note that I don't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 randomly freezes on Thinkpad T430 [duplicate]

originally I had an Ubuntu 12.04 running smoothly on Dell Vostro V130. Then, I changed my laptop and thus used CloneZilla to copy the whole partition image to a newly created partition on my new ...
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External hardware freeze [duplicate]

On my PC with Linux lite 12.04 lts, whenever I do tasks involving scrolling text in a terminal, updating software, or sometimes just random other things, every external device stops working. The ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezes at times; *ERROR* stuck on render ring

My ubuntu 13.10 laptop freezes relatively frequently, after I recently installed it. It is most common while I am playing Minecraft, but I have also had it happen at other times. I think it may be a ...
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My 13.04 screen freezes? [duplicate]

I am a happy ubuntu user since I started using 10.04 LTS on my AMD Sempron 145 2.8 Ghz, 1.2GB RAM , 1TB harddisk , NVIDIA graphics. I installed 13.04 as dual boot, but when I started to browse new ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 from Linuxmint on UEFI Acer Aspire V5-123-12104G50nss

I would like to install Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire V5-123-12104G50nss, but both UEFI and Legacy mode fails, and the notebook freezes during boot. I thought fglrx causes the problem, but i have the same ...