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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Skype Freezes Sporadically

I've been having the problem ever since I started using Skype on Ubuntu, some two years ago. I'm always thinking that they will fix it with the next update, but no. From time to time, it will randomly ...
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Ubuntu 32-bit won't install on Dell Inspiron 4000

I am tuning up a laptop for a friend. The laptop originally ran Windows ME, and is about 13 years old. I recently installed Windows XP on it and it ran like a snail. I am now trying to install 32-bit ...
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ubuntu 12.10 freezes after going to suspend [closed]

After a very long time that I suffer from this problem, I have decided to "ask ubuntu". I know there is quite a bit of information about this problem, but none had worked for me so far. The ...
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System freeze / lockup fglrx drivers [12.04]

I'm using an E45M1-I Deluxe (AMD E450 series with onboard graphics) with 4GB RAM running Ubuntu 12.04 with Catalyst 13.6beta. My system freezes after a few minutes when a graphical interface is ...
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Machine stops running randomly

I recently installed Linux MINT 15 64bit as a guest in a UBUNTU 12.04 LTS host. Everything is working just fine, except that the complete machine turns off completely (the host, physical machine) and ...
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Black screen on boot. 12.10 [duplicate]

I am currently running a dual boot with windows 7 and Ubuntu. I updated my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10. When it was done installing the packages for 12.10 it gave me the options to restart my computer ...
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Diagnosing freezing/hanging [duplicate]

How can I diagnose random freezing on Ubuntu? I've tried fresh reinstalls several times but the OS still freezes often.
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How to remove frozen entry in Nautilus file/copy transfer dialog?

Sometimes it happens that an item freezes/hangs in the Nautilus file/copy transfer dialog. It is not possible to abort the progress (You can click the icon, the button gets disabled, but nothing ...
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Computer freezes when plugging in monitor via HDMI [closed]

I'm really sorry for this, because I've seen quite a few different posts about this, but none of them seem to solve my issue. I have a relatively old Sony laptop, running Ubuntu 13.04, with the ...
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after catalyst install system freezes on booting, problem with mouse pointer [closed]

System: Samsung 535u4c APU a6-4455 integrated Radeon HD 7500 dedicated HD7550 (hybrid graphics) Linux Mint Nadia based on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal After installing the Catalyst driver 13.4 my ...
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Ubuntu software centre force quits and computer freezes.

I recently tried to install Skype on a new install of Ubuntu 12.04. Now my computer freezes often and I cannot open or install anything on Ubuntu Software Center without it force closing on me. Here ...
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Ubuntu hanging almost constantly after changing NIC driver

How I think it happened I recently tried to install a different driver on my network adapter because I thought that my ethernet port was causing problems - turned out it was my router and that ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Terminal stops responding/freezes on launch

Ubuntu noob here, so I don't know that much about Ubuntu. I know how to get around, and what not, but I still consider myself a noob. Anyways, on to the question. Recently, in the past 15 minutes, ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu 13.04 virtualbox guest in full screen mode after sleep

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 as a guest in Virtualbox 4.2.14, on a Windows 8 host. When the Ubuntu goes to sleep while in full screen mode, I cannot wake it up. The screen does not respond to input at ...
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trouble with installation

Im installing 12.04 on an old winxp laptop from the cd. When I tell it to boot from cd, it starts to, then it stalls on the screen with two little pictures at the bottom, a rectangle and a circle ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not show any icons when i login to ubuntu [duplicate]

When i login, i just see backgroundimage and Mousecursor but no icons. I have reinstalled ubuntu but still at the same point. What can i do
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Ubuntu freezes while loading desk [duplicate]

My computer always get frozen after logging in my ubuntu account. It happens on every account and even when it loads cinnamon. I have to shut it down by pressing the power button and just then i can ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 freezes after boot or suspend (every other time) [closed]

I'm running 13.04 on Asus UL30A Process: Genuine Intel® CPU U7300 @ 1.30GHz × 2 Graphics: Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset OS type: 64-bit Everything completely freezes after every other a boot ...
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screen freeze on 13.04 [duplicate]

I have installed 13.04 on my desktop and the screen freezes when I click a little faster. My Pc is 2 years old. is this a common problem? Only way out is to do a hard reset. Any help is much ...
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System won't shutdown unless I stop networking init script [closed]

I speculate it's networking related since I could only shut down my system if I do /etc/init.d/networking stop first. If I tried to put the system to sleep, it disconnect the network then reconnect it ...
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Minecraft causes Ubuntu 13.04 to freeze

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and when I try to run Minecraft, after a few minutes the whole system freezes and I have to hold down the power button on my laptop and reboot as the laptop just ...
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Can't close XBMC, on Ubuntu 13.04 x64 [closed]

All is well when I open XBMX (but even if I just open it by accident and I don't do anything in XBMC itself) When I try to close it (either via the 'x' at the top left to close the application, OR via ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 freezes at reboot

I just moved from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer Aspire E1-471G laptop, the hardware is listed below: CPU: Ivy Bridge i3-3110M Graphics: NVIDIA GT 630M & Intel HD4000 ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 freezes every few seconds

No matter which application I'm running, Ubuntu completely freeze for about 3 seconds and then unfreeze. This happens just about every 10-15 seconds without fail. I just recently updated to 13.04 and ...
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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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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 ...