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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How can I save an open text file in a GUI console from a text console?

I'm running the latest desktop Ubuntu, and my system seems to have frozen -- the pointer moves when I move the mouse, but nothing else is happening; even the clock is stopped. tty1-6 work just fine, ...
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I have lost a 30GB Folder

i was using a video player running a movie. the player (movie player that is coming by default on ubuntu) was freezing and the file and others files in the same folder (30 GB ) was missing. still ...
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Performance goes to Zero when RAM cache is full

This isn't a straightforward question as I've read that cached RAM will be released when needed. I have the hunch that this is not happening on my system (or something else is skrewed). I have a AMD ...
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SSD causes occasional 100% iowait and freeze. How can i fix this?

My Problem: Sometimes my Computer or just some applications freeze and i can see iowait (with system-monitor-tool) jump to 100% (on some or all cores) for like 15 seconds. This is extremely annoying. ...
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Freezes when writing SSD and reading heavy files

I had random freezes of Xubuntu 12.04.3 on Core i5 laptop with SSD as root partition. It happened on two different laptops. It happens when multiple small writes and multiple reads are happening at ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes watching videos on youtube using chrome

After upgrading, my computer will randomly freeze up completely while watching videos on Youtube. So far it's only doing this with Chrome. When I run Chrome via the terminal and go to Youtube, I get ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 freezes temporarily when using the new Google Maps with Firefox

When using Google Maps with Firefox 24.0 on my Ubuntu 13.04 (64 bit), the system will start freezing temporarily for some seconds until eventually freezing completely. This happens a random time after ...
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freeze on [xxx.xxx] INFO: rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64bit as a virtual machine (kernel: 3.11.1) using VMWare Player 6 as guest (Host machine Windows 8.1), and 5 minutes later after I start the virtual machine I receive the ...
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Installing 13.04 (x64) off of USB (and via Windows installer) onto SSD but stuck at loading screen

I am trying to install Ubuntu to alleviate some Windows issues I've been having. I've run checkdisk so I know my disk hasn't gone bad. (Or at least it hadn't found anything...) I'm trying to install ...
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udisk daemon stalls machine

My machine stalls intermittently eg. music just stops, Firefox stalls, Thunderbird stalls. I have also observed on htop it occurs when udisks-daemon takes top position on CPU % utilisation. Any ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS freezes on Sony Vaio sve1513q1es

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 13.04 - switching/opening window causes them to freeze

I've just installed ubuntu 13.04 a few days ago, used 12.10 before. This problem happens sometimes, I try to switch between windows, or close/minimize/open windows and then everything, besides the ...
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Why did my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop fill with trash windows and lock up?

My Toshiba Portege (w. touch-sensitive rotating "tablet" screen) laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 has been pretty stable, but this morning I left it with the lid nearly down to the keyboard, and when I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit keeps freezing when using VMs [Using Lenovo ideapad g580 laptop]

I'm having an annoying issue with my machine that I hope someone can help me with. My machine keeps freezing when running a VM under it. From what I noticed till now, it happens mostly when I save a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes way too often

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit desktop on a Lenovo E430 ( ThinkPad Edge ) laptop, with XFCE desktop. But it freezes very often. Usually when playing videos, browsing the web and viewing pictures ( or ...
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Ubuntu freeze, google chrome closed unexpectedly and systems logout unexpectedly?

kernel image 3.2.0-38-generic-pae Partition Table \boot Extended swap \root \home I have read the solution about system freezes; but the solution doesn't answer me why this happens. And I have to wait ...
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cannot load microcode during boot of 64-bit ubuntu 12.04

Since the last update that replaced the linux kernel in my 64-bit ubuntu v12.04 system, the computer has been reporting error messages early in the "maroon-brown screen" portion of the boot process. ...
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ASUS P7P55D, i5 CPU with Ubuntu 12.04.1

I'm having a problems with lockup/freeze during install for Ubuntu 12.04.1 on an ASUS P7P55D motherboard, i5 CPU, and with Kingston 2x 2GB RAM. Is there a known issue with this hardware?
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Ubuntu 11.10 (through 11.04) freeze when NVIDIA powermizer not set to Maximum Performance

Running ubuntu 11.10 with all the latest updates, latest NVIDIA drivers (304.64 - it has been happening on all drivers for more then a year now though), with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 240. If I don't set ...
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Screen repeatedly freezes with increasing frequency

I installed 12.04 LTS last week and my screen repeatedly freezes. It seems like it is increasing in frequency, although this may just be my biased. It seems like the system still works fine as ...
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Ubuntu one seems stuck on Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntuone had been working on my Ubuntu 12.04 install but for the last weeks it was giving an "Auth fail" message. Before anything I just completely uninstalled it, then re installed it. Well now it ...
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ubuntu 12.04 freezes up after installation, after the loading screen

I have a problem with my Toshiba qosmio x500-110. I can't install the ubuntu OS when I run it from boot cd. After the loading screen the OS freezes, rendering the entire OS unresponsive and I have to ...
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How to gather more information on a freeze problem?

I want to know how to proceed to gather the info required to report a bug when my system is frozen. Sometimes when I reboot my notebook, when the GUI is still loading, the system freezes (there is ...
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Kubuntu workspace freeze at startup

I have Kubuntu 12.04.4 (Linux 3.8.0-35) and my problem is that as soon as the first frame of the workspace is shown the desktop environment freezes: I can still move the mouse, but everything is ...
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Startup conflict needs Ctr+Alt+Del to go on

After installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a HP Pavillion with Windows 7 in it my PC didn't start up normally. Even before the boot screen showed up, the monitor kept blank, with no response to any input from ...
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12.04 freeze that resolves when changing to/from a virtual console

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 and I am running into a weird "soft" freeze often and randomly when using Chrome , Firefox, or Libre Office. What happens is that the desktop freezes, but I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezes on “Loading initial ramdisk” when build in graphics card is disabled

I have fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 with graphic card from i5 and nvidia 650Ti and everything works fine(had to add nomodeset to grub as otherwise was getting same issue as i getting now after ...
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Ubuntu Server Hangs When Downloading Large Files

While attempting to download a file from my desktop over LAN, the whole system seems to freeze up. SSH and the webserver both become unresponsive, along with FTP. This seems to happen when it hits ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes (Touchpad). What can I do?

I am new to Unix world, 2 days, and I have a problem. My Ubuntu freezes, my mouse and my keyboard stop working. After some research I found that my GUI doesn't respond. I learned how to run 'from the ...
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Freezing just after the welcome window

The following window to Welcome, after I have chosen either button, try or install, it just hangs there. I waited maybe 20mins. The little cursor animation was still going, but the mouse would not ...
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Ubuntu freezes after opened any application

I just install Ubuntu 13.04 on my built computer and after logging into the system and open any application such as Firefox, Files, or any from LibreOffice everything get frozen. I just see the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 having one system freeze per hour after software update on 9/6/13

After installing the updates from the Software Center on 9/6/13, Ubuntu 12.04 will randomly lock (mouse & all) solid & I have to do a forced reboot. This happens as often as 3 or 4 times ...
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Ubuntu Live 13.04 64-bit freezes often and Desktop non-existent?

I have a persistent Ubuntu Live 13.04 install on a 16 GB standard USB 2 drive that I use to carry my files and programs around to boot from Windows computers. Originally I had used Unetbootin to use ...
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Steam failing to launch - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

When I try and open steam. The window pops up, saying updating or whatever, then closes. Only takes about a second or two. This is what happens what I try and open steam with the terminal. ...
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Can't switch User/logout / start virtual console 13.04

I'm using a knew installed Ubuntu 13.04 (dualboot with win7) on my Ideapad Y580 (Intel i7, nVidiaGTX660M) I can't logout from my users session nor switch to any console (ctrl+alt+f1 e.g). If I do ...
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Ubuntu freezing randomly, seems like WiFi issue

I have a really irritating problem with my laptop, a HP Elitebook 8530w, and Ubuntu 13.04. About every 30 minutes, this is not constant, the system freezing completely for about 3-5 seconds and then ...
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System hangs and freezes randomly, terminal still usable

I have a laptop PC running Ubuntu 12.04.1 32 bits that crashes randomly. It becomes unresponsive, I can only move the mouse but nothing at all reacts. If I press ctrl+alt+Fn I can see the terminal, ...
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“Fatal Server Error” on 12.04 LTS after failed upgrading procedure

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Toshiba Satellite C845, amateur user (I mean that, so please don't speak cyborg): - I was surfing and I see updater popping up automatically as usual, so I tell it to install ...
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Why did I get Black Screen while working on Eclipse in Ubuntu 12.04

Ok... Yesterday I replaced my 13.04 ubuntu with 12.04 because I was experiencing similar Black Screen Issues (I have also posted one question which did not get any replies). Here are the things that ...
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How can I fix this random black screen freeze (crash) in Ubuntu 13.04?

My Laptop is Samsung NP300E4V and I have loaded Ubuntu 13.04 to it and the below screenshot happens randomly to my laptop. I was working on Eclipse when the latest freeze occurred. I was able to ...
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Why does Kubuntu randomly freeze, and then drop frames after?

After about an hour of use, the computer will freeze and become unresponsive for about 10 seconds. After it unfreezes, the entire operating system and any programs I run start running at around 10 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 freezing entire OS because of YouTube

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 x64 (with latest updates) on my Dell Studio 17. Plugged into my charger, I open up a YouTube video in Firefox 22 in full-screen, which is using Adobe Flash. After about 10 ...
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black screen when loading after tools installation

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 and bumblebee on an asus A55VD equipped with a nvidia 610m, in dual boot with windows 8, and everything seems working fine. But I'm having problems installing other tools. ...
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Stuck on the last part of ubuntu installation

I just switched to ubuntu from windows 8. I installed it along with windows 8. On the last screen of the istallation where is says any questions its frozen. I am brand new to ubuntu, and I have no ...
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What should I do when Ubuntu freezesat the desktop?

I run 12.04 LTS on my HP Pavillion Laptop and lately its been shutting down apps and freezing up at the desktop. Sometimes it will stay like this for a good 10 mins other times its a good half hour.
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How do i know why was the reason that Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit crashed frozen?

I am using headless Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit for company as a pilot testing case and for reliability. It was running for about 3 months, each week i had crash such as frozen desktop, no way to move ...
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virtualbox vm : keyboard freezes when accessing under rdp but works under vnc?

My ubuntu-vm under ubuntu server lose all keyboard input under RDP, but continue to work under VNC... Here is my setup: I have an ubuntu server, running virtualBox (12 core xeon + 64GB memory) The ...
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ubuntu goes to a black screen after GRUB and before the login

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on a asus a55v, in dual boot with windows 8. I added Bumblebee for the use of the nvidia 601m graphic card. Because I had problems with 3d effects, and the problem seems ...
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ubuntu GUI freezez after sleeping

Whenever my laptop sleeps (when I close my lid), After I open the lid again I find the the GUI has frozen. The only way I could fix this is by stopping lightdm via the tty and restarting it again ...
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Syslog: What failed here - validate & fencing pushbuf

My machine seized up the other day, I had mouse movement, but no response from the keyboard & screen was not updating (apart from the mouse pointer). The computer was idling at the time (i was ...