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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13.10 hangs on waking from suspend except when suspended from console

I know waking from suspend is an issue, but this looks like a separate bug. When I suspend 13.10 on HP Pavillion dv6 (AMD 6770M/fglrx 13.10.10) from x, it suspends normally but freezes when waking. I ...
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Entire system freezing after pressing “Suspend” [closed]

So I just installed Ubuntu, and I love it. I don't think it's going to replace Windows 7 for me, and it has a few problems that I'm probably going to end up fixing when I figure out how to use WINE, ...
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How to determine what happened and locate the problem when my system freezes?

Hello I had some freezes with my desktop. It is Lucid 10.04 on a Lenovo 3000 N200. System freezes completely. How can I locate the problem?
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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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12.04: LightDM freezes while “Logging in…” - maybe due to deactivated login sound [closed]

good morning, lightdm freezes often after I entered my passwort. It hangs exactly saying "logging in...". It's no total system breakdown though. I found out that there is already an existing bug ...
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Stuck on purple screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Server stuck at black screen after reboot i had just installed version 11.10 of ubuntu on my netbook. i have a intel gma 3150. the installation went well and there's no ...
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System freeze, on exit from screensaver (Unity) [closed]

I have a midrange PC (Intel Core2-Duo 3GHz, 4GB RAM, 1.5TB storage), with latest Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) and Unity (3D). Description: PC does NOT always return control after automatic timeout to ...
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How do I get my USB keyboard to not freeze up in the recovery menu? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10, and whenever I enter the recovery menu, my keyboard freezes and I can't make any selections. I have tried using GRUB_PRELOAD_MODULES="usb usb_keyboard" but this doesn't help ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 froze, requiring powercycle. What should I look / grep for in the logs?

This is not the first time that Ubuntu has froze. Last time, I checked 'recently updated files' in /var/log/ and /var/crash/ and the cause of the problem appeared to be 'LibreOffice'. Now, it has ...
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How do you handle unity freezes?

This is a question in general. Sometimes when using Natty, the interface freezes like the keyboard works but the mouse does respond. In which case pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 puts me at the terminal. However ...
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Unable to shutdown/restart/hibernate

After I installed ubuntu 11.04, it wont shutdown nor restart, it just freeze, and I have to hold the power button in order to turn off my netbook. (It also happens on livecd) Can anyone tell me the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 Keeps on Freezing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? Since I installed Ubuntu 12.04 it keeps on freezing. It happens on different PCs and I don't think it's a memory problem. For ...
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Ubuntu freezes. Which logs can I check out? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? So my computer has lately started freezing completely when I run some programs that, in the past, would work great. What I am ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 64bits Keeps Randomly Freezing [closed]

This has been a real headache for me since the number of freezes has increase from twice a week to about 1 or twice a day. The system just halts and nothing can be done but hitting the restart button. ...
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Why is my terminal freezing up?

Sometimes when my terminal freezes up and it will not let me type. I can not identify any causes, nor how to diagnose. Any suggestions? Thanks! GNOME Terminal 2.30.2 on Ubuntu 10.04
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Random mouse freeze on boot

I've upgraded 8 computers to 11.04 from 10.10 through the standard update version process. Two are giving me problems with the UDB optical mouse being frozen upon boot, to either a login prompt, or to ...
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What's the best way to effectively report bugs?

I've been trying to report a bug about Activities in Kubuntu causing me no end of grief with multiple issues ranging from annoying to total freeze/crash requiring hardware reset. I'm trying to follow ...
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Unable to install/boot 11.04 on a ThinkPad L520

I have just got a ThinkPad L520 and my first step, naturally, is to install Ubuntu. I've got the 11.04 amd64 Alternate CD, but every time I run anything from the first menu I just get a blank screen. ...
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Guest has mini freezes on Virtual Box

Ubuntu 10.10 starts to have mini freezes every 2 seconds. If I am typing in any sort of input (for example the terminal or a text field in Firefox or a text editor), I can type a few letters and then ...
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What is Evolution reliability? When can I expect solution of its “freezing”?

The Evolution 3.2.3 program in my fully updated Ubuntu 12.04 occasionally "freezes" and I need to restart the PC. Sometimes it happens when I quickly move to further ('work', but 7 day) weeks or ...
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Mouse freezes after 20 minutes of use

I use 12.04 and an old HP Probook 4515s. Every time I start the PC, everything works fine but after about 20 minutes, my mouse freezes. Neither the PC nor any program works, just the cursor. What ...
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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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Computer freezing on almost full RAM, possibly disk cache problem

The problem I think is somewhat similar to this thread. It doesn't matter if I have swap enabled or disabled, whenever the real used RAM amount starts going close to maximum and there is almost no ...
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Ubuntu freezes frequently giving error : GEN6_RP_INTERRUPT_LIMITS

My computer freezes allmost every day. Sometimes just Compiz crashes when I try to open Unity menu. Very often screen just freezes completely and doesn't respond anything. Then I have to restart X. ...
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Network Manager Applet menu freezes and does not respond

Since the latest update in Ubuntu 10.10, the nm-applet has started doing some strange things. I boot up the PC, all is fine, internet works, etc... but after a period of time, approx and hour, the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Screen Freezes Randomly NVidia

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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What is an ACPI GPE storm?

Just experienced a system freeze (no touchpad, no keyboard, screen looked normal), Alt/SysRq/REISUB didn't work, had to press the start button. In var/log/kern.log I find "ACPI: EC: GPE storm ...
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Trackpad Freezes often [closed]

I have newly installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my system and as soon as I start my system the trackpad freezes and I have to restart the system once again and there after every few minutes this keeps ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS randomly freezes (graphics/unity only) [duplicate]

When I'm just chilling on the desktop or doing whatever, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will (every 10-20 minutes or so) just randomly freeze. The screen just stops, I can't see my mouse move, etc. However, I can ...
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Recovering from a Ubuntu freeze but keep programs running?

On my system, Ubuntu freezes occasionally. The entire display becomes unresponsive - the mouse still moves but nothing happens on click, and with the keyboard I can press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to a login ...
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Screen stays black after closing and reopening the lid [closed]

When I close the lid or leave the computer on for a bit the screen goes black and freezes that way. I have tried changing both screen and power settings as well as changing workspaces. Nothing seems ...
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Ubuntu keeps randomly freezing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? My Ubuntu 11.04 installation keeps randomly freezing. I can't really find a pattern in when it happens. First the cursor starts ...
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How do I diagnose Hang on Shutdown?

Since one or two months ago, my laptop with ubuntu 12.10x64 hangs during shutdown. There's just a black screen, no harddisk activity, it justs sits there. I feel it happens near the end of a normal ...
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How do you diagnose constant crashing issues?

My recent installation 10.10 on my laptop keeps freezing/crashing on start-up after working perfectly for one day. The system just freezes, like a screnshot, and a restart is required. It happens ...
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Unity freezes after compiz configuration change [closed]

Well this is a follow-up question regarding Ubuntu 11.04 randomly logs out in middle of use. After some people suggested I re-install I used the beta1 iso to reinstall and upgraded instantly about 3-4 ...
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Is an ACPI GPE storm normal in an Ubuntu session?

In a previous question (What is an ACPI GPE storm?), I asked about ACPI GPE storm. Looking closer to my kern.log file in /var/log/, I notice that in every session at some point (usually withing 20' ...
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Freeze at startup: “It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Ubuntu” [closed]

Just after an update from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04 and a restart, Ubuntu freeze at startup on a dialog saying: "It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu ...
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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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Constant freezes on new Sandy Bridge Thinkpad

I've had my Thinkpad T420 (integrated graphics, 8GB RAM, i5) for less than a month. I couldn't successfully install Natty (installer finished, but wouldn't boot), so I went with Maverick instead. On a ...
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Shutdown fails after upgrading from lucid to maverick?

It didn't happen in my computer, but in my girlfriend's pc. She upgraded to maverick and now it doesn't shutdown properly, the screen just freezes and she has to shutdown pressing and holding the ...
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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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Screen freezes in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

After hours of searching I just couldn't find a decent answer to the problem I am facing with my system, so I'm hoping one of you guys could help me out here. I have an Asus N76VM laptop with nvidia ...
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Plugging in external hard drive freezes desktop? [closed]

I have a Western Digital WD Element 500GB external HDD (NTFS formatted). When I plug it in, the system freeze but my mouse still can move (but can not be used). Sometimes it can be mounted but when I ...
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Mouse usb stopped after update

I have a Sony Vaio CW23FX and use a wireless usb mouse and it worked perfect until the 2 days ago. Now the mouse is a little crazy. When I use Chromium it works fine, but with I try to click ther ...
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14.04 freezes on start and stalls on restart/power down [duplicate]

About 2 out of 3 times I power on my computer, Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when loading some stage of the login (lightDM) screen. I have to manually power off my computer. Also, when I go to restart or ...
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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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Investigating a system “freeze”

Am on Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS Linux skiran 2.6.32-32-generic-pae #62-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 20 22:10:33 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux My machine froze for the 5th time in 2 days. Had to reboot, and login to 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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MSI U130 freezes on shutdown

The computer freezes when i shutdown. I have tried the acpi options acpi=off and acpi=force but they don't work. The computer is a MSI U130. The only way to shutdown is by long pressing the power ...
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Ubuntu freeze for 1 second every minute then resumes

this is my first question here in the forum. I'm quite ignorant on Linux overall, I am doing my first steps now. I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer that is a Samsung notebook, I7, 8gb Ram, ...