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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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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Alt-tab crashes gnome classic desktop (12.04)

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 and noticed alt-tab wasn't working. I followed some advice and installed compizconfig settings manager, wherein I checked Application Switcher. Then alt-tab ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu system totally freezes 12.04 12.10 13.04 [duplicate]

This problem is an ongoing issue for me. Maybe someone has an idea out there. I've been using Ubuntu 32 bit for years with much pleasure. It all stopped when I upgraded to version 12.04. Since ...
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13.04 - Logon screen frozen

I am very new with Ubuntu, been a Windows user since the beginning. Yesterday I did a recommended software update on my laptop running Ubuntu 13.04, upon restarting I can't login at all. The login ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 startup freezes (ATI Radeon RV730)

Since I've updated from 12.10 to 13.04, desktop environment freezes on each startup. My GPU is ATI Radeon HD 4670 (RV730), driver fglrx-updates is installed, Linux 3.8.0-19-generic, 64-bit system. ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit won't boot, freezes on black screen

don't know much about Ubuntu but will try to be as specific as possible. After updating from 12.10 it auto-restarted, the screen went to black and froze there. I restarted it manually and got to the ...
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Ubuntu can't read drivers or freezes such as external keyboard, monitor and mouse

Ubuntu can't read drivers such as external keyboard, monitor and mouse. After I forced shutdown Ubuntu, because of the add-on(from FF) I have to shut it down it hanged my PC. Also the Wireless ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to update, screen freeze or no video signal

I am no longer able to update Ubuntu! The screen freezes when installing from fresh using a CD (even with nomodeset and other options set). For my last install I used the alternate install for ...
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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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Installer hangs during installation at “select location” screen

I never seem to be able to get a Linux distro to install. Now I'm trying Ubuntu and running into a problem. I installed via VirtualBox first and it worked fine. The installer from the boot disk ...
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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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How can one disable Wi-Fi power management when using Jupiter?

Background and Problem My laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X131e 3372-2VU, running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) freezes when Ubuntu tries to manage the wireless interface's power. I had to manually disable wireless ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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Software Center seems to freeze system when installing, syslog has “blocked for more than 120 seconds” errors

12.04 (precise) 64-bit Kernel Linux 3.2.0-39 3.6GB memory Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @ 2.40GHz x2 WUBI-installed Ubuntu running on a MacBook Pro 7.1 with OSX running Vista via Boot Camp (hey, I like lots of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inexplicable Slowness [duplicate]

I've been running Ubuntu for about 4 years now, and I'm having a problem with 12.04 Every once in a while the computer will slow almost to a stop, interrupting any playing audio/video, and ...
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Freeze while installing Server 12.10 from USB

I'm putting together a new computer and trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.10 from USB (no optical drive). I'm using the AMD 64 bit installer (MD5 checksum reported fine) and Pendrive to put it on my ...
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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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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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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 ...
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USB Freeze on boot [duplicate]

Using Universal USB Installer 1.9.2.4 on Windows 7 with a Seagate USB 500 gig Harddrive. 120 gigs were partitioned off and formatted to FAT32 with the installer. Basically I downloaded the program ...