This has happened a few times over the past few days, however, I have no idea what to troubleshoot or how to fix it.

Ubuntu will randomly crash into a 'static' screen, I took a picture on my phone, it looks like this:

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I usually don't receive any error prompts after rebooting, either, other than a prompt advising me to report the error without listing details. How can I fix this?


I received this error log when I booted my PC this morning. Seeing as this a graphical glitch for my open-source X.Org AMD driver, I thought that it may also be the cause for the crashing too:

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Here's my PC specs: (this should help solve the problem)

  • GPU: MSI Radeon R9 280X w/ X.Org open-source driver
  • CPU: Intel i5 4670K
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS w/ all latest updates installed on OS & software
  • Display Manager: Unity
  • I've been getting this too, did you ever get to the bottom of it?
    – Andy
    Dec 16, 2015 at 15:40
  • Did you try the memory test, at boot menu? Other test, create a new user and verify if happens the frozen screen. Other checklist, verify the last event before a crash on /var/logs.
    – gwarah
    Jun 18, 2016 at 21:16
  • Sorry, this was ages ago. IIRC I just ended up reinstalling the OS, and I can't remember what happened
    – dspacejs
    Jun 24, 2016 at 10:23


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