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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Screen Freeze - Asus Desktop and Unbuntu, 12.04

I bought an Asus desktop with an i5. I switched from Windows 8 to Linux 12.04. However, any time I allow the computer to "sleep", the screen freezes, and I have to shut the computer off in order to ...
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Desktop - Unity - problem

I upgraded software couple days ago. Now I have a problem with my desktop. I'm attaching a print screen to show what I mean. Click on the image to open a full-resolution version.
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There is something wrong with my computer. How to find out what is worng? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? The background I have ubuntu 12.04 running on a thinkpad with 7.7 GiB RAM and Intel® Core™ i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz × 4 processor I ...
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Ubuntu crashes for no apparent reason

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop. It has been working flawlessly for the past few months. While using my computer Ubuntu crashed, like it switched from GNOME Classic to console mode and a whole ...
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Is it safe to restart compiz?

I have the situation that my Ubuntu session is frozen such that I cannot move my mouse or type. I managed to stop all heavy tasks by accessing a tty with Ctrl+Alt+F2, so technically it should recover ...
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13.04; frequent freezes under gnome-shell, gnome, unity

I just upgraded 12.10-->13.04 on my Dell Precision: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 0 @ 3.60GHz NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [NVS 300] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) I can login via gdm -- by ...
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What do I do when Ubuntu 12.10 freezes while starting up? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu to dual boot on my mac with Mountain Lion, but whenever I decide to boot Ubuntu I can make it all the way to the log in menu but when I log in it will freeze up. I am not sure ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Running very slow

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 64. The HD was clean and nothing was on it when I did the install. I have Windows 7 installed on another drive and it runs smooth. The problem I'm having is it is ...
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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 down load the adobe plugin installer and it freezes. I waited for 3hrs and saw no ...
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Mouse can still move but no clicks are registered and everything is locked up [closed]

Every now and then everything appears to lock up and I can't really do anything. I can move my mouse and it will reflect that on the screen but I can't really do anything else. Sitting long enough it ...
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Why does compiling the Linux kernel cause Ubuntu to freeze?

I need help figuring out how compiling the Linux kernel causes Ubuntu to freeze. I'm trying to cross-compile the Linux kernel for the ZedBoard. It is a Zynq-7000 ARM architecture. When I compile, it ...
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“System program problem detected” with apport-gpu-error-intel.py

My Ubuntu 12.10 was working fine, until a week ago when a software update was installed. Now, every two minutes, the computer hangs for a couple of seconds, and then an error message pops up saying ...
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How can I get back to a login screen after a freeze?

I have to manually shut down and to enter my SDA crypt pass and my user pass over again. How do I force the poweroff without having to hit the power button, or get back to a login screen. Nobody has ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 screen freezing [duplicate]

I have some issues with my Ubuntu 13.04 upgrade. From time to time everything on the screen except mouse pointer freezes forever. Ctrl+Alt+F1 (and so on) still works: if there is animation on screen, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS freezes on Sony Vaio sve1513q1es [duplicate]

I have this new pc sony (in title) and I installed ubuntu 12.04. I'm using kernel 3.2.0-41-generic-pae (I installed 32 bit version even if my pc is 64 bit because there were some errors during the ...
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Nasty Ubuntu problem, possibly a virus

I'm not sure how much background to give. If it's too much or too little, I'll edit the post later. (Also, it seems that bug-report questions - possibly including this one - might not get answered ...
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Natty loves to freeze itself

I just upgraded my Maverick to Natty 3 days ago. It's fun and good. I try to be familiar with Unity, but the Natty constantly freezes suddenly. I try another alternative, I use Ubuntu Classic instead ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 randomly freezes [duplicate]

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04. I use Dell Studio 1558 laptop. After upgrade my system keeps freezing randomly. One it freezes after 3 minutes, once after 1 minute and so on... When it ...
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can't minimize Firefox in 13.04 (LiveDVD) [closed]

Largely enjoyed my experience with 64-bit 13.04 from the LiveDVD - seems quite faster than 12.04's Unity! However, Firefox froze when I minimized it, then kind of tried to 'come back' after a few ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 freezes before login on splash screen [closed]

Before you mark this as a duplicate for this What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? note that it is for issues after login, not before. I have tried previous versions of the kernel, Alt-F2, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 freeze and kernel panics [closed]

I really like the speed increases in Ubuntu 13.04 and the over enhancements to the Unity interface. However I am experiencing frequent lock-ups and kernel panics. This did not happen in 12.04 or ...
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How do I install the correct video drivers in a new install on a macbook pro 8.2 15"?

I have a macbook pro 8.2 15" (early 2011) and I have an issue installing Ubuntu. I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04. I have the same problems with all versions. I have tried both ...
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Computer has locked up, will it recover?

I have set some programs to run on my desktop (intensive) and I think they are using all available RAM, to the point that now the machine is completely locked up the clock isn't even updating (it's ...
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HP 2000 Notebook PC freezes [duplicate]

I'm not sure the of the model name, nor if that would help, but I believe it is this: Hp 2000 Notebook PC 2000-2b09wm. For some reason it likes to freeze randomly. I tried using the proprietary ...
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13.04 Freezing (New install, with nothing installed yet e.g. drivers) [duplicate]

Ubuntu 13.04 keeps freezing on the desktop, it doesn't matter what I'm doing it just freezes, the cursor still works but no other input e.g. keyboard. This is with a clean install, I haven't even ...
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What to do when my system freezes? [duplicate]

Ubuntu has suddenly stopped working and everything has become unresponsive, including the mouse, keyboard. I waited for almost an hour to make it settle itself. Finally, I had to shut it down and ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't load, stays at purple screen [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and have been using for a couple of weeks now with no problems but now it suddenly won't boot up and freezes like 30 seconds after I pick "Ubuntu" on the boot menu (I hear the disk ...
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UI freezes very often after moving the home directory

I maybe wrong but from what I understand I should've done the movement of the home directory to another partition from a liveCD, what I didn't do. I think that made the UI (sidebar, upperbar) and ...
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Why does my computer NOT freeze while ripping DVDs? 12.04 [closed]

Seriously. I have random freezes all the time (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1154006) but I NEVER get a freeze while Thoggen DVD Ripper is ripping. If anyone knows enough ...
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ubuntu 12.04 totally freeze while browsing or virtualBox

My system: ubuntu 12.04 64-bit 8 GB memmory Intel Core i3 540 AMD ATI RV710 [Radeon HD 4350] - graphic driver I have tried to figure out what is causing the freeze, but not found it. It happens ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 12.10 on my notebook/ [closed]

When I install on notebook (HP Pavilion dv6-3110er. AMD N830 2100MHz / ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470) Ubuntu 12.10 x64, the installation freezes on the logo. Throws an error failed to load file amd ...
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crash,abrupt heating,freezing of mouse,desktop graphics is degraded

Now I have advance problem while booting Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, pointer of mouse is stuck and freeze at one point but the keys of keyboard is freezing and stuck at the middle of the screen and after some ...
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Google Chrome causes system freeze

I'm using xubuntu 12.04, but google chrome always causes system freezes while I'm scrolling down a webpage or a drop down box pops out. It is quite strange that tty1 could not be switched but only ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes after update

I am working with Ubuntu 12.04 for a while now, constantly upgrading and afterwards cleaning with Ubuntu-Tweak's Janitor. Everthing went fine until about two weeks ago: then my computer constantly ...
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Mouse and keyboard freezes in lightdm [closed]

After last system update (week ago) I noticed that my mouse and keyboard freezes after boot-up, in the lightdm login screen for 1-2 minutes, so I can't move pointer or type my password. Although, my ...
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Ubuntu keeps freezing but mouse still moves [duplicate]

OK so my Ubuntu Lenovo idea center keeps freezing... when i boot it up it freezes at random times but the mouse still moves. I have to hard boot it to make it stop. I don't want to have to hardboot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 + Intel GPU: random freezes

I have a ThinkPad T420 with Intel Graphics, and an external monitor through DisplayPort. I was running 12.10 with no problems, but 2 days ago, after an update, my system started to crash with no ...
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macbook pro 7,1 won't shut down without holding power button - 12.10

Using the 64 bit desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10, macbook pro 7,1 won't shutdown or reboot, it will only go to a blank screen and then hang there forever until the power button is held down for 3 ...
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Why is Ubuntu 12.10 freezing and windows becoming greyed out?

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 since it was released last April. (I upgraded to 12.10 in October.) Suddenly it began running very very poorly, acting as if I was using too much RAM or saturating my ...
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Ubuntu glitches up when i boot it

I recently installed Ubuntu on an old laptop of mine, and I am having some problems. I installed everything and followed the guide like it said, but, when I try to boot up from hard drive it displays ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.02 freezes an ungodly number of times in a day. [duplicate]

I'm at wit's end. My computer freezes very, very frequently. I'm using 12.04 (32bit, though my computer supports 64 bit, but I had freezes with that too), I've had the same trouble on 12.10. I've ...
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Wubi install Ubuntu key combinations not working

I have installed wubi it is frozen but the key combinations suggested (https://wiki.edubuntu.org/WubiGuide#How_to_reboot_cleanly_even_when_the_keyboard.2BAC8-mouse_are_frozen) won't work. It has ...
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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 12.04 freeze after changing graphic card

my ubuntu 12.04 freezes on start up after I changed graphic card. Previously I had Ati Radeon saphhier 6850 and everything was ok, then I removed it and put some old nvidia graphic, and even then it ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 freezes on loading (logo) screen while installing

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop: Toshiba A-665 - i7 1.7 GHz - 4Gb RAM - nVidia GeForce GTS350M. After Ubuntu boot it always freezes in the purple loading screen, with the logo on it. ...
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Aspire One 722 freezes on startup(and a lot of other problems)

This is driving me nuts. When my laptop feels like it(randomly), it just freezes when starting up. It gets stuck in this brown screen and I have to shut it down with the power button. It might do this ...
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Thunderbird hangs at startup [closed]

I am facing issues while running ThunderBird after system restart. TB is hanging while taking up 100% of memory, and CPU utilization is 100%. Which is why system does not respond after sometime. I ...
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Frozen during install and music playing [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu onto my Laptop. It was successfully installing for a while, then it stopped. It said almost finished copying files, but it was stuck on the same spot for 10 minutes. Bored, i ...
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Diagnose complete hang of Ubuntu 12.04.1 Server when starting an I/O intense operation?

At the moment I am trying to migrate data from a software RAID5 (6 disks) over to a software RAID1. The command of choice was: rsync -avxHACPX /mnt/old/ /mnt/new/ However, after the first few files ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes randomly at Dell Inspiron 14z [duplicate]

I got the problem that my Ubuntu 12.04 system entirely freezes, including there will be no mouse or keyboard action, at random situations with the consequence that there is nothing I can do but a hard ...