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Questions about checking for badblocks on a almost-definate bad HDD, I am new to Ubuntu

Heres the deal, I'm on an Asus x53sv-mh71, it's my friend's laptop. He dropped it about a month ago, and it stopped working about a week afterward. Wouldn't boot past the "starting windows" logo. I ...
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Why Ubuntu 14.04 suddenly freezes sometimes?

Sometimes while surfing/reading a PDF/whatever Ubuntu completely freezes. I cannot control neither touchpad nor keyboard, so I use the combination Alt + Stamp + R + E + I + S + U + B to restart it. ...
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How do I troubleshoot non-working graphics?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a desktop computer. It has worked flawlessly for a few months, but since doing a standard apt-get update + upgrade and rebooting, I am no longer shown my desktop after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 freezes frequently (Intel G33 chipset graphic card)

I have a desktop pc with Intel® G33 x86/MMX/SSE2 graphic card. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday. It started to freeze frequently today, especially when I'm watching videos on Mozilla. I can't use ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after login

I'm new to Ubuntu, and had some trouble installing desktop (installer kept freezing up). I was able to install using the Ubuntu Server installation package (64 bit), and added ubuntu-desktop and the ...
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New Trusty install freezes [duplicate]

New install I am dual booting Win7 and Trusty on an MSI GT783. It has an SSD and an HDD. Win7 is on the SSD but I think the BIOS is on the HDD. When I installed Trusty I did it from a USB iso and the ...
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Right after installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS it just don't work

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (desktop, 32 bits version), when the computer reboots Ubuntu ask me for the user and password configure. Right after entering this information, the PC freezes, ...
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Mouse and video freezes. Fixed by CTRL-ALT-F6 and then CTRL-ALT-F7

Every hour or so the mouse and video freezes. I do Ctrl+Alt+F6 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7 and then it works again. What is wrong? And how can I stop the mouse from freezing?
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Crash, followed by I/0 error

I'm looking for help diagnosing an issue I'm having with Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I'm a relative newbie to all this, so I'm not really sure where to start. Basically what happens is this: computer ...
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Citrix receiver freeze when is screen is locked

Whenever the screen is locked by the remote session (here Windows) within the citrix receiver (full screen) the local keyboard freezes. The mouse is still working properly, but the keyboard don't ...
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Printer installation stalled

I'm trying to install the drivers for my printer, I think I interrupted the installation first time round and now it just stalls and freezes up. Also when I restart the computer it starts now in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Screen Freezes Randomly with NVidia and it is possible to fix with Ctrl + Alt + F2 then Ctrl + Alt + F7

I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N550JK laptop and have NVidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics card. The problem is that screen keeps randomly freezing while performing everyday tasks. When the screen freezes ...
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Computer freezes when playing youtube video in Chrome

I have got a computer with fresh 14.04 installation. Whenever I open a Youtube video in Chrome it plays for a minute or so, and the the machine freezes. The only way out of it is a hard reset. I have ...
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Ubuntu Freezes while using terminal and firefox

Hi I am extremely new to programming. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.0 and it keeps freezing while I am using firefox and while using the terminal. I would really like for someone to give me some insight into ...
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Screenshooter hangs XFCE4

Several times over the last 48 hours I have had to reboot my way out of an XFCE4 hang where the mouse and keyboard cease responding in the GUI. A pattern has emerged whereby this happens just after I ...
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Chromium freezes after resuming from standby (Kubuntu 14.04)

Every time my laptop resumes from standby the Chromium browser becomes frozen. Graphically, it means that it leaves an unresponsive black square on the desktop. Sometimes, but not always it would ...
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Unexpected system freezes

The title is pretty self-explanatory: every once in a while, my system (14.04 x64) freezes: the mouse isn't moving, REISUB does nothing and all I can do is cut off the power supply. I guess this can ...
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Synaptic freezes at start

this is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, using Gnome Flashback Mode. Synaptic made problems from the beginning, directly after its installation. Ubuntu 12.04, which is installed in parallel, never ...
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14.04 only works through recovery though badly

since I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 I can't boot in any other mode than through recovery mode. If I don't, the mouse hardly works then freezes, same for keyboard. Still, after using the recovery mode ...
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Brightness change freezes Ubuntu with Noveau and Nvidia drivers [duplicate]

Both Nvidia and Noveau were working fine before my bios update and now they both crash when I change the brightness. Integrated still works fine with brightness and I've tried several Nvidia drivers ...
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computer freezes on password prompt after upgrading to 14.04

First, I should say that I am a total beginner. When answering, please do not take for granted that I understand even the most basic step. Yesterday, I was given the option to update to ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Edubuntu 12.04 freezes at login window

I upgraded my edubuntu distribution to 12.04 and when I got to the last step, which was to remove no longer needed packages, I skipped it and continued. My computer restarted as it should but once it ...
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Weird screen freeezes when trying to boot after installation

http://youtu.be/GtpqAzzL-XM I just installed Ubuntu on an old computer and whenever I boot it this happens. If someone could help that would be great. THanks!
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after it goes to sleep

Whenever I leave my laptop idle for more than an hour it freezes. The mouse pointer disappears. However the keyboard and the power button works. And because of that I am able to safely shutdown my ...
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Ubuntu freezes and never launched again

My problem is while i surfing on internet ubuntu freezes. I can't get any response. Even num-lock is not working. Then i press power button 5 sec and restart ubuntu. it doesn't launch. Screen stays in ...
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Installer freezes at Starting udev log

I'm trying to install (also tried to boot as LiveCD, to no avail, the very same thing happens) Ubuntu 14.04 on an old computer of mine (I'm not sure how old it is exactly, but may well be over 10 ...
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Skype video freeze

Ubuntu 12.04 been skype(ing) with skype version 4.2something and its been fine, Had an an email from skype saying that I needed to update to new version skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb if I ...
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Browser freezes frequently. Will it be a swap problem?

I am facing a problem with very slow browser apps, Wine games and Unity. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sandisk Cruzer 32GB flash drive. I have N53SV Laptop with 16 GB RAM and an nVidia card, and ...
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Suspend and hibernate not working and freezing Ubuntu 14.04

I've just upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and had some problems with suspend and hibernate. When I try to wake up from suspend the screen freezes on the login and the only thing that I can do is move the ...
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14.04 freezes after splash | Immediately after installing updates

Laptop is a Dell XPS 14 (L421x). i7 3517u with Nvidia GT630m, 14.04 LTS. I am using Intel graphics drivers for Linux, I don't remember if I used Nvidia drivers or not. Got prompted for updates last ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freeze i/o error

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 and I have been getting periodic system hangups and freezes. When I press F1 it will display i/o errors and sometimes display "Failed Command: Read FPDMA Queued." What ...
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ubuntu 12.04 becomes unresponsive

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenevo B490. System: Intel® Core™ i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4 Memory: 3.5GiB OS Type: 32-bit Disk: 305.8 GB It's a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Of ...
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screen freezes and looks scrambled after log in

I just installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on one of my machines and the install was pretty smooth utill after I was done and it was time for me to log in. As soon as I logged in the screen freezes and looked ...
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Problem while browsing

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my PC with 2+ Ghz processing speeds and 4gb RAM. While I'm browsing on using Firefox, the browser suddenly gets dim and then bright. It happened multiple times. While ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes a lot

I have a desktop with Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, fresh install about a year ago. Details: Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz × 4, 4Gb RAM, 2 Tb HD, 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Kernel: 3.5.0-54-generic ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freeze - Kernel panic & Fatal Machine Check

I've got HP ProBook 470 G0 and Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Originally, it was preinstalled with Linux SUSE Enterprise but I've erased and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (it was Alpha that time). Laptop was randomly ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 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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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 ...