Before this is marked as a duplicate, I already checked the answers to the other questions and they either don't work for me or are outdated. Anyways, Hello I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and it likes to randomly freeze on me. I cannot open a TTY or even move the mouse... Should I reinstall or...

  • Try lowering your swappiness value. – user669400 Jun 24 '17 at 17:01
  • Very little to no swap is being used. – NerdOfCode Jun 24 '17 at 17:02
  • Oh... there's two of you... giggle. @NerdOfLinux don't start changing vm.swappiness until you've asked some basic questions first... like... how much RAM how much swap? Have you fsck'd the hard disk? Does this only happen with a certain application running? What kind of processors? Make/model #? Give us more details if you expect a reasonable answer. – heynnema Jun 24 '17 at 17:16
  • Do you have Intel Bay Trail processors? – heynnema Jun 24 '17 at 17:55

The basics first:

  1. What is the make and model of your machine?
  2. What is the form factor? Is this a laptop, or a desktop?
  3. Include the output of dmidecode -t chassis and dmesg | head
  4. An output from lspci and dmesg | tail -n 20 would do.

Secondly, we'll also require information such as:

  1. Your current desktop version and compositor (Are you on Gnome, Unity, KDE, etc?)
  2. Your storage.
  3. Any changes you've made to your packaging system, say extra PPAs you may have added over the course of installing software, and
  4. Any BIOS/UEFI modifications that may be in use, such as the boot mode (UEFI, legacy mode or CSM mode), etc.

Till then, this question is moot.

  • Thanks for trying to help! Great questions... but this is not an answer or solution... but rather... one or more comments to the original question. You'll see that I have a similar comment. – heynnema Jun 24 '17 at 17:51

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