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Try updating your kernel, I had installed Ubuntu 16.04 and it had that problem. I thought it was my laptop and I removed Ubuntu and installed Lubuntu. After a while it freezed too. I updated my kernel and it solved my issue imediately. Just tell me if you need help updating your kernel.


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Figured this out! A program called Orca was starting itself on startup and using up a cpu at 100%. Apparently Orca is a screen reader, ugh!!


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try passing "intel_idle.max_cstate=0" as parameter to linux kernel. see if it works... may be its an issue with processor c-states discussed here


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I have the same problem, ( http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2319196 ) and the workaround is the c-states property. See https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=109051 There isn't a solution and I am currently studying the kernel and the bay trail system to try to help in the resolution but doesn't seem easy :/


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I'd same problem. I used NVidia control panel's "Save to X Configutaion File" button with nothing entered in textbox. My goal was to enable 3rd monitor but instead on next boot system freezes right after login screen. It also started showing big NVidia logo at the startup. Here's what I did to fix it: Reboot and choose Advanced Options for Ubuntu and then ...


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A way to prevent Ubuntu from fading out and locking the screen is a small application called caffeine-plus. It is available from a webupd8 repository. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install caffeine-plus


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TLDR; Updating to latest driver solved the freeze on Ubuntu 14.04. I have NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M. $ lspci | grep -i vga | grep -i NVIDIA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF116M [GeForce GT 550M] (rev a1) After upgrading from Nouveau to Nvidia, Ubuntu 14.04 kept freezing. The video alone would freeze, the audio for instance kept ...


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Use the other Ubuntu Desktop version 15.10..!! Careful if you have 2 Gbytes of memory or not installed , and download the appropriate version (32bit or 64bit) Good luck


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You can see resources utilization of CPU and RAM for each process by running on a terminal the command : top You can also check the RAM actually in use with this command : free -tm If when your computer freeze you can't check which process cause the problem with top you can according to this check the log with : In a terminal : tail -f ...


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Try pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 straight from your login screen, loging into your user, and typing 'sudo chown -R user:user .' replacing 'user' with your username. It could be that there are some config files which have been accidentally taken over by your root user. If this fails, try creating a new user and see if you can log into the desktop with the new ...



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