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Chrome 40.0.2214.93-1 was released and the problem seems to be gone much better now. Similar symptoms still occur some times but much less frequently. It seems that this problem only affected started with the 40.0.2214.91-1 release. So if you're running that version do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade to update to a more current version.
Got the same issue ever after the Chrome 40.0.2214.91 release, and though I haven't tried the .93, I can at least confirm the issue is 100% gone in Chrome 41 Beta. Strongly considering sticking to the beta until 41 becomes stable, or at least until it's 100% confirmed a point release fixed the issue.
Maybe light locker is installed on his system. Try uninstalling light locker if so: sudo apt-get remove light-locker And install xscreen saver instead of it: sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra See here for more info: Ubuntu forums
If the DE has frozen, switch to a different run-level by using ctrl-alt-f3 and login to the terminal presented. You can kill any offending processes by using kill or killall, if the DE has gone into hardlock it may be worthwhile to kill xorg by sudo killall Xorg to restart the DE (usually drops you back to the DM to login),switch back to the graphic ...
This is happening to my Lenovo T510 with Kubuntu 14.10 as well, several times every day. Ctrl+Alt+F1 followed by Ctrl+Alt+F7 "unfreezes" KDE, so no need to reboot for me. It's very annoying, though.
I've had the exact same problem about 2 years ago. Some background: I was always very careful about using the battery as little as possible: Always completely discharge the battery before charging again. Take it out of the machine whenever I was home and plugged in anyway Store it in a cool, dry place Stop charging when the charge reads 100% for more info ...
This is more of a "workaround" then a "solution"... As your user profile has some problem somewhere, it's just better to leave it behind! Do the following: sudo adduser newuser Add the user to the right groups (Below are the standard groups for an admin user. To get the user groups for the old user type: groups olduser) sudo adduser user2 adm sudo ...
I tried upgrading to 40.0.2214.93 It does not help much. after a while the problem start again, as it is mentioned by other users above. The one worked for me is this - disable the hardware acceleration settings. in google chrome. For disabling hardware acceleration - go to the option "customize and control google chrome" the gray area in upper ...
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