I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Gigabyte PC. Installation went without any issues. This OS is fantastic. I just have one problem, it freezes often usually while browsing the Internet.Can someone please steer me in the right direction?
Since it's a Gigabyte PC I presume it is Intel-based.
Look in the comment section for changing "intel_idle.max_cstate", in the following bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1503731.
Another bug report in kernel bugzilla: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=109051.
You can have a go in installing a newer kernel version kernel, I read somewhere this might be fixed in newer kernel versions(4.5 and up), here is a guide: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds.
Hope it helped.
Ctrl + Alt + T
sudo nano /etc/default/grub to open grub configuration file.
Replace the line:
with this line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash intel_idle.max_cstate=1"
Ctrl + x then "Y" (for yes, to save, and press enter), then type
sudo update-grub, enter password if needed and press enter.
After Grub updated restart and hope it worked.
I also recommend closing the PCs if they are not needed, as this solution will only extend the duration until they freeze.
My problem seemed to be Nouveau graphics drivers. First i updated kernel from 4.4 to 4.7-RC4 but it didn't help. Then I changed the graphics drivers from Nouveau to nvidia-340 and the random crashes seems to be gone...
- System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Additional Drivers: Using NIVIA binary drirver - version 340.96 from nvidia-340 (open source)