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comment Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader
I was worried that might be the answer. :( +1 thanks for the detailed response. If there's no other way then I have to install GRUB I guess -- but the question in my mind is now, how do I go back to the Windows boot loader once I have done so? That's also part of what scares me. There's lots of tutorials telling me how to install GRUB but none of them tell me how to return the laptop to its previous state, so it makes me even more reluctant to install GRUB.
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comment Why does Ubuntu force users to create a password upon installation?
"Because it's more secure" is silly. There are many situations in which a password is only an annoyance with no added benefit, like when using the OS in a virtual machine. -1
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comment How to diagnose random freezes?
Ahhh that's great info, thanks! I'll try it when it happens again. :)
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comment How to diagnose random freezes?
Hmm, nothing seems to stand out in the Xorg logs either. Also it's definitely not a CPU issue (that's why I mentioned it's not a lack of resources), my CPU is barely being used at all during the freeze. The freeze is completely random... sometimes I'm dragging a window and it freezes, sometimes I've just left the computer there for five minutes and when I come back it's frozen. But it's completely unrelated to the lack of resources. Still, good info, thanks.
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comment How to diagnose random freezes?
Ah no worries, thanks. :) I just looked at syslog and kern.log, and in both of those, I looked for SysRq (since the first thing I do is flush the file system)... but nothing relevant seems to have happened before the flush, according to the logs. Let me check the xorg log...
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comment How to diagnose random freezes?
Ah thanks. I just looked for /var/log/messages but it doesn't exist... is that an actual file or did you intend I should look at logs inside that directory? (If so, which logs?)
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