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Debugging a crash when keyboard is not responsive

Ubuntu 14.04, Kernel 3.13 crashes very frequently, notably when using Firefox, Eclipse and VLC. The effect of the crash is: all USB devices stop responding if playing a video, it hangs up and sounds ...
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Google Chrome crashes/freezes everything in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS x64

I haven't been able to figure what exactly triggers this but, at certain points when I have Chrome running, my mouse cursor will suddenly start to stutter, then slow, then it won't be able to move at ...
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15.10 freezes every 10 minutes

Every freeze is preceeded typically by the following sylsog entry. It is a gst_discoverer_discover call (one of several hundred recorded immediately before every freeze) as an example: Oct 20 19:35:...
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Google Chrome slowdown after some time

I'm running Google Chrome on Xubuntu 14.04. After some time, maybe couple of hours or half an hour (I don't on what it depends) it's starting to freeze. It's almost impossible to use it, cause every ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop freezes when switching accounts (compiz related?)

I upgraded the other day from a perfectly stable Lenovo Laptop with i915 graphics (Sandy Bridge) running 15.10 to 16.04 because of ending support time span for 15.10 and have now really big problems. ...
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xubuntu installation does´t get further than language selection

I have to install xubuntu (xubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-i386) from a cd to a compaq evo n600c, (win xp prof, version 2002, service pack 3 preinstalled), no booting from usb possible Mobile Intel(R) ...
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Ubuntu freezes when renaming folders

I have the same problem with every version of Ubuntu (from 14.10 to 16.04). If I press "Enter" very fast after renaming is finished Ubuntu freezes. It asks me if I want to kill the process and after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Watching videos in fullscreen (browser/vlc) freezes the whole system

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and this is my first experience with Linux. I've tried watching videos on Mozilla and Chrome, and also playing in VLC, the problem persists. I go full-screen, it ...
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Computer freezes during using LibreOffice

After latest Ubuntu 12.04 update when I using LibreOffice after some time my screen freezes and I have to reboot. I think something is wrong with video drivers. I uninstall and install new video ...
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Why does Ubuntu 16.04 freeze sometimes?

I have installed ubuntu 16.04 on a usb-stick (yes I installed it on a usb-stick) and sometimes it randomly freezes. When it freezes I can't do anything, I have to force shutdown my computer. Is there ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 lts freezes, even after upgrading kernel

I installed Ubnuntu 16.04 LTS on my machine last week. Few days after, it started freezing randomly. I upgraded the kernel version to 4.5.0-040500-generic after some search results suggested an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after login if additional display is connected to my laptop

Ubuntu freezes after login if I have connected additional display to my laptop. Otherwise, I can normally boot without additional display. It also works fine if I connect monitor after I'm already in ...
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Problem with USB mouse in Ubuntu 16.04

Since I have Ubuntu 16.04 have not had any problems with the PS2 mouse, but a week ago I placed a new mouse USB. This mouse freezes randomly (Sometimes while I am using the PC and sometimes this ...
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Laptop freezes, keyboard LEDs flashing

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit). Recently my laptop freezes unexpectedly and keyboard lights start to blink. It's not possible to switch to tty (i.e. Ctrl+Alt+F doesn't work), so it's completely ...
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Microsoft USB wired mouse stopped working

I have been having some crashes while running "Football manager 2016" from Steam, everything freezes, mouse, kbd, whole system. Then after a hard restart the mouse has stopped working now? It is a ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes at purple startup screen

I had Ubuntu installed and wanted to remove Python 3. I accidently removed every Python version installed because I didn't know Ubuntu Desktop needs Python to run. I had to reinstall Ubuntu completely ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 randomly freezes with blinking caps lock

I have a MSI gaming laptop GT80 running Ubuntu 14.04. It randomly freezes with a blinking caps lock (kernel panic I believe). Here the specs: https://www.msi.com/Laptop/gt80-2qe-titan-sli.html#hero-...
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Why my freshly installed Xenial suffer GPE storms and booting the Live-CD doesn't?

I wonder what is the difference between the livecd environment and the installed invironpent in Xenial since a problem I have in a freshly installed system, doesn't occur booting the livecd. The ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial hard crashing on ACER E3-11-P0D8

About a month ago I installed the latest Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial on my ACER E3-11-P0D8 laptop. Since then, it randomly freeze up while I work. It generally takes 10-20 mins to do that. Out of ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Wireless Mouse Cursor freezes unexpectedly

The mouse was working fine earlier… Here is what I tried to do: sudo su -> rmmod usbhid -> modprobe usbhid in a ssh connection Unplugging the mouse Moving the mouse to another port Restarting the ...
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Critical freeze on login in ubuntu 16.04

Using an up-to-date Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 system on a msi cx70 sometimes on login screen I can have a freeze. After this I can only reboot machine or call console (ctrl-alt-f1). What can I do to fix or ...
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Reached Target shutdown

1 out of 8 times Ubuntu freezes at shutdown. When I click on Esc I see the log and it gets stuck at 'Reached target shutdown' but it never shuts down. I read somewhere about it's a bug and tried to ...
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Possible Chromium problems and or stability issues

I have the latest version of ubuntu up to date and I use it quite some time now... but it starts showing up some "old windows" issues... I mean that it freezes sometimes without apparent reason (...
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Cannot boot into new xubuntu installation

I am currently dealing with a problem with a new installation of xubuntu. I have successfully installed xubuntu and lubuntu 16.04 x86 and 64 bit, xubuntu 15.10 x86 and 64 bit, and ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 randomly freezing

I'm a complete newbie on Ubuntu but I wanted to try it out and learn it by using it. I have a Asus ux303lb. So I installed it as dualboot with Windows 10, 8gb of swap and like 25 gb for the system. ...
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VLC freezes whole system

I had these kind of freezes in stock Ubuntu 14.04 since I've migrated from Windows, but I could soft reset with the magic sysrq key combination. Since the last security update to 2.1.6 VLC which ...
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Ubuntu keeps freezing all of a sudden

I just installed Ubuntu 16 a couple of days ago in dual boot and it worked pretty good but it kept freezing all of a sudden and nothing would work so I had to press the power button to shut the laptop ...
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Ubuntu Freezes when accessing browser context menus (e.g. SSL Info Tab) - 16.04

When I try to open a context menu such as the SSL info tab in browser's address bar or the 'Settings' tab in Chrome, Browser window freezes and my mouse cursor disappears until I force close the ...
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My PC freezes with Linux while with Windows it didn't happen

I'm new with Ubuntu and whatever other Linux distro. I have an Asus X553MA and I recently installed Ubuntu 16, but it freezes randomly and I don't know why. I checked if the cpu was over overwarming ...
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Installation of Ubuntu LTS 16.04 crash

With: HP ML350 G6 with 1 CPU and 28GB Ram With RAID5 configured. I tried following: A) Install a Ubuntu LTS 16.04 server inside a VM hosted by a Windows 2012 Server. It freeze during the ...
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Installation freezes on first step

I have an Asus AM1M-A board with some crap amd processor and I'm trying to install the latest 16.04 ubuntu server on it but I'm starting to feel my hair turning gray. I have uploaded the OS to a flash ...
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Short freeze before opening System Settings in Ubuntu 16.04

Each time I open the System Settings the screen freezes for a few seconds. Then it continues normally. But it is still annoying. My graphics card is: Venus XTX [Radeon HD 8890M / R9 M275X/M375X] ...
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The graphics freezes when a notification appears together with fullscreen video in Chrome. What's going wrong?

When I'm playing a YouTube video fullscreen in Chrome and something like a Skype notification or a system notification pops up, the graphics freezes. It's apparent from sound that the video keeps ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 freezing randomly [suspect- Visual Studio Code]

I am new to this community. Recently I bought a new laptop and decided to install Ubuntu on it. Everything worked fine for a few days, but since yesterday Ubuntu keeps freezing for apparently no ...
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Full system hang on any *buntu distro in a Chromebox (Celeron Haswell)

its been a while that I've been experiencing this annoying issue. I've asked in many places thinking it was firmware/software related but i am now considering hardware. NOTE: I DO NOT HAVE THIS ISSUE (...
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Ubuntu often freezes when I make videos in Chrome fullscreen. How can I fix this?

With Ubuntu 15.10 running on 64 bit Intel i7 with Intel graphics hardware, I find that Unity freezes very often when I make videos played in Chrome fullscreen. The operating system does not freeze and ...
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New ubuntu 14.04 install freezes frequently

I have attempted to get a working system with several different linux installs, including the current install, Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). Symptoms are: Frozen screen (I assume this shows time of freeze) ...
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What to do when desktop freeze and killing the process that cause it does not help?

I've just installed Steam on Ubuntu 15.10. I was trying to run a game when desktop froze. I could move the mouse but nothing happens if I click on icons, desktop, indicators etc. I decided to kill "...
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Cant get (k)ubuntu to work with GTX 960

I just built a PC with a GTX 960 from MSI as my graphics card. I had Windows 7 running on this machine however I failed to install kubuntu 15.10 on this computer. I can install kubuntu but when I ...
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Surface Pro 1 freezes while using Ubuntu 15.10

When I run Ubuntu 15.10 on my Surface Pro 1 it sometimes freezes the screen, causing the touchscreen, type cover and trackpad to become unresponsive. The mouse pointer also disappears. The only thing ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Freeze

I have a system freeze that disables mouse and keyboard. Locks the monitor for about 45 seconds and then restarts. I have the code here from the syslog file that I extracted between freezes. I had ...
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Crash X manually

I'm working on a the famous freezing of X server. I've already created a question about frozen X server detection As I don't have relevant answer yet, I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when I reopen my laptop

I am dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Widows 7 on a Dell Latitude E6420. If I close the lid and reopen immediately I can move the mouse but nothing else: no keyboard function and I can't select ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes during installation when asked “Write changes to computer?”

so when I try to install ubuntu 15.10 my computer freezes when the message "Write changes to computer". I'm installing it from a usb drive and I'm dual booting. My computer has high specs so its not ...
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Video freeze on Skype 4.3 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I bought a new Dell XPS 13 pre-installed with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (mentioning this in case the problem might be related to hardware rather than software). I am new to Linux and all is working fine, ...
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Occasionally Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit freezes on my old Sony Vaio VPCEB32EN laptop

I have an old laptop Sony Vaio VPCEB32EN model (2 GB RAM, Intel Core i3-370M Processor 2.40 GHz, Intel HD graphics). I have removed the windows 7 OS and installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit since I wanted ...
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Strange freeze when loading IntelliJ IDEA Editor

Since about three weeks IntelliJ is freezing when I'm trying to load any project. It's the same with a new project too. It seems like it freezes the whole xserver - I can't interact with any ...
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Ubuntu installer freezes on Mac

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an 11,5 Macbook Pro. I created a live USB (with dd) and booted to it without a problem. (Well, the Wi-Fi doesn't work, but that seems unrelated.) When I try to ...
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Why does my Ubuntu freeze reguarly?

There is a question on this site addressing what to do when Ubuntu freezes, but I'm more concerned with making sure it doesn't happen as often as it does. I'm on a T440p Thinkpad, and my computer ...
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Prevent Ubuntu from freezing due to 100% CPU usage (Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04)

Before any moderator marks this as duplicate: I did search via Startpage/Google and the other questions where about what to do after Ubuntu freezes. This question is about how to prevent it. So far I ...