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The first thing I recommend people do when their computer starts to freeze up randomly is check harddrive health. Probably the easiest way to do this within Ubuntu (or another Linux environment), is via GSmartControl, which I personally use as a technician to check hard drive health through Parted Magic. If it's not your hard drive it might still be some ...


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I had the same issue (it applied only to my home folder) usage of disk freezes ubuntu for few seconds and I solved it by removing few folders containing a large amounts of files from my home folder. Unfortunately, I don't know any other, more "peaceful" solution.


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Finally I solved it by uninstalling applications and deleting folders in my home folder. I had 4 bitnami stacks (which is apache, mysql server and application each) installed at one time at home folder, each with about 10 000 files inside. I uninstalled 2 of them and the freeze time dropped from 30 seconds to 2 seconds and then I unistalled all of them and ...


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According to this bug report I solved it adding following lines vm.dirty_background_ratio = 5 vm.dirty_ratio = 10 into /etc/sysctl.conf and running sudo sysctl -p


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I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on Dell Inspiron 17R. I also had same freeze problem of terminal due to inactivity or even after locking. But I finally got a solution. Follow the steps: Press Ctrl+Alt+F2 at least 2 times. Wait for some time. You will see login screen. Log in as root. Run command: reboot When Ubuntu reboots, select Advanced Setup Options ...


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As I mentioned in the question, the new kernel was causing me the problems, so I booted with my older kernel and everything is back to normal. The answer to this question helped: How can I boot with an older kernel version? So first update grub, then reboot, while rebooting, press and hold Shift key. Then go to advanced options, and from there, select an ...


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This is a known problem, please if you think that you can help providing information of the problem, this is the right place: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/3275


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I had the same problem. Upgrading to 15.04 fixed it for me.



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