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Ubuntu 22.04 and 20.04 keeps freezing on Dell Vostro 3481

First time poster, and also a complete Linux noob (this is my first time ever trying to use/install linux), so please forgive any shortcomings in this post/question. Device Data: device - Dell Vostro ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 becomes unstable/unusable and requires hard-boot when trying to change time-zone in Thunderbird 91.3

I am running the latest Thunderbird 91.3 on my Ubuntu 21.10 installation. It works like a charm for all my gmail/live accounts and calendars. However in past three weeks, I had to change my time zones ...
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System completely locks up when playing games

Looking for any help or advice for this problem. I've first noticed it in Flight Gear, where upon loading into the map, the game will stutter for a bit, then completely freeze up. My keyboard ...
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Frequent Hard Lockups

I have suddenly (in the past couple of days) begun experiencing hard lockups on my laptop. When this happens, neither the mouse, keyboard, or display respond. This seems to always happen when I am ...
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20.04.1 frequent freezes, hangs, or lockups?

A few weeks ago I clean installed 20.04.1 and at the same time I switched to the Brave Browser. As I was frequently experiencing my system freezing, and by freezing I mean I could still move the mouse ...
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How can I stop audio from causing a hard lockup?

This is actually a half-continuation of an old thread, as I'm getting a very similar problem having fixed the last one for a few weeks, but I was recommended this site as a more relevant place to ask ...
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watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#6 stuck for 23s

I tried every solutions I found on google ... I can't find out why my server is crashing ... Aug 5 17:11:08 kernel: [ 2300.084576] watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#6 stuck for 23s! [VM Thread:4054] ...
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Soft lockup (freeze) on RPI 3 B and 64bit Ubuntu [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 64bit on my Raspberry Pi 3 B. There are several services running on that RPI but average system load is low. However, after some days, I get a "soft lockup". The RPI is ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 hard lockup

I am using Ubuntu (Mate specifically) 18.04 on 7 devices of the same type. They are all running with a similar configuration and are currently displaying some images and videos on the attached ...
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ide-connected iomega zip drive freezes my system

I want to copy the data out of my old Iomega Zip disks while I still have the hardware to read them (and the disks themselves are still readable). To this end I dug out some old Zip drives and found ...
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What is the equivalent of Ctrl+Alt+Delete for when Ubuntu 18.04 locks up?

Occasionally Ubuntu 18.04 will freeze. In windows there is the Ctrl+Alt+Delete shortcut. What do you do in Ubuntu? Also, I saw that there were other questions like this, but it says they are ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 does not shut down on ThinkPad T480s. [Errors: "ruc_sched detected stalls" + "hard LOCKUP on CPU"]

I bought a new T480s with preinstalled Win 10. I installed the windows updates (including bios and firmware updates) and then installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 (kernel 4.18.0-15-generic). I am unable to ...
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Why can't any Linux version boot Ryzen 7?

I am trying to boot Ubuntu on a Dell with a Ryzen 7. I can't get it to boot because of messages about kernel soft lockups and such. After a while the CPU heats up a lot (probably from a loop.) I can't ...
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Screen and Mouse Freeze - no way out - lubuntu firefox

The screen and mouse freeze using Firefox - Lubuntu. I've tried every key combination I can think of and nothing works. Is there a failsafe key combination to get out of freeze?
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Ubuntu power off problems

My laptop are asus vivobook s430u with: I5 8250U 8gb ram 256 GB ssd 1 TB hdd Intel hd graphic 620 Nvidia mx150 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Just installed ubuntu, I tried to shut down but it keep on ...
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rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU + watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#3 stuck for 22s

Being unable to ssh into a machine I connected it to a monitor and found the following: The machine is running Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS and is a first generation 8 core Ryzen 1700. I've restarted the ...
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Ubuntu won't boot when first booting with dual boot windows 10

After nearly five hours of sighs, I'm turning to you to get some help. Here's the situation : I just bought a refurbished MSI (like new) with windows 10 installed on it. Since there is not optical ...
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watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#10 stuck for 23s! [Kworker/10:2:10578] [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu 18.10 alngside windows 10. After the instalation completed and restarted this appeared on my screen. I am lvl 1 ubuntu user XD Thought someone here can help. Thanks!
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Ubuntu randomly freezes

This has been an issue I have experienced since Ubuntu 14.04. I have attempted a number of fixes (lost track as I've literally tried 20+) all to no avail. It's completely random when it happens and ...
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System Lockup on X399

I just finished an X399 build and tried to install Ubuntu 18.04, but about 20 seconds into the install it locks up. I tried the "try Ubuntu" and the same thing occurs even if you do nothing. Running ...
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Ubuntu17.10.1 freezes on boot

I get message [ *] A start job is running for Hold until boot process finishes up (25s / no limit)_ the astrix is red. when I attempt to boot Ubuntu 17.10.1. Ubuntu 16.04.4 works System is a ...
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Installed Ubuntu in an external drive connecting with USB 3.0. Ubuntu 16.04.1 wouldn't boot after installation

I have 1 M.2 SSD, and 1 2.5in SSD on my laptop. Attaching the 1TB 2.5in HDD in Syba SY-ENC25054 USB 3.0 to SATA 2.5" Hard Drive External Enclosure Case Windows 10 is installed on the first drive. The ...
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Cannot shut down / restart Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 10 dual boot option. Everything works fine with Windows, but when I try to shut down or reboot the Ubuntu (Suspend works), then it never shuts down properly ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial) multiple CPU hard lockup

I've been chasing this issue for about 6 weeks, ever since I upgraded to Xenial. Initially thought it was random, but found using USB serial adapters provoked the issue. Didn't matter if it was on ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 locks up when screen turns off [duplicate]

I have just set up a desktop box with Ubuntu 16.04. It is working fine, except it locks up when the display shuts off per system settings under brightness & lock. I researched this a little and ...
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Initial Boot Lockup - "Started Dispatch Password Requests to Console Directory Watch"

Freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04-LTS from USB using mkusb-nox utility on a good linux system. During the initial boot of the machine after virgin system build, the boot sequence locks up at the ...
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radeon 0000:02:00.0: ring 0 stalled for more than 10492msec

I have recently (last 4 weeks) been encountering an intermittent graphics lockup, associated with messages like: radeon 0000:02:00.0: ring 0 stalled for more than 10492msec Dec 8 15:26:30 tinonee ...
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Computer lock up troubleshooting tips/solutions?

I am using an HP 15 Notebook PC with Ubuntu and my computer frequently locks up on a ridiculous level. It's usually at least a dozen times per day. I'm sure it's a hardware problem at this point but "...
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Shutdown errors on ubuntu 16.04.01 LTS

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Ubuntu 16.04 Crashing

I recently switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu and at least twice a day it crashes and I have to hold down the power button. I know it's not my computer's hardware that's causing it. System ...
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After upgrading to 16.04 keyboard and mouse lock up at random times

After upgrading to 16.04 (from 14.04) keyboard and mouse lock up at random times, and then the only thing that I can do is to manually power cycle the machine. My machine is an older ACER with dual ...
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Trusty with Xenial kernel locks on boot. AMD A8-6500 APU [closed]

Tried installing the latest HWE on Trusty, but once installed I boot to a black screen and the system is unresponsive. Using GRUB I can successfully boot with the prior 4.2 kernel. System is an HP ...
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How can I diagnose a persistent whole-system freeze on Ubuntu 16.04?

I am running an HP Spectre 360 x2. I originally set up with Ubuntu 15.10 on it and ran perfectly for months. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 several days after the official release. Since then, my computer ...
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Not shutting down: CPU soft lockup (plymouthd) / self-detected stall on CPU

When I click Shut down in the system menu, it does not turn off but repeatedly shows the errors below. MMI watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#2 stuck for 23s! [plymouthd:4693] INFO: rcu_sched self-...
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Thinkpad 11e Hard Lockup Using Multimedia Apps

Xubuntu 15.10 install on a Thinkpad 11e is locking up (entire system freezes) while using multimedia applications, or multimedia websites with Chrome. This has happened while playing games (OpenTTD, ...
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Lockup on logout or shutdown

just installed Ubuntu, looks good and can share things from MS windows partitions OK. However, get stuck when I try to logout (2 users setup) or shutdown. Can still get in remotely from another ...
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Mouse locks up after period of no use

My gateway laptop mouse pointer locks after a while of no use. I am referring to built in touch pad. How can I shutdown without a mouse? How can I restart the mouse? How can I eliminate the problem? ...
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15.04 to 15.10 upgrade locked up with cryptic screen

Running dual boot Windows with Ubuntu 15.04. I selected an upgrade to 15.10. The process seemed to run fine except for stopping occasionally to ask me to keep or overwrite certain configuration files ...
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Mouse and screen lock up

I have Ubuntu 14.04. At first the browser was all chopped up into long rectangles. And the mouse wouldn't work then the pointer disappeared. Now the mouse locks up and the pointer disappears and any ...
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CPU hard lockup with Ubuntu Server 14.04 on AMD machine

I have the following workstation configuration with 64 cores: CPU: 4x AMD Athlon 6378 2.4GHz RAM: 128GB mobo: Supermicro H8QGI-F-O SSD: 2 x 512GB Samsung with software RAID-0 setup I am ...
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Lockups in X session, sth to do with stuck pageflips?

I'm having trouble with my X session locking up apparently at random. Everything stops responding except the mouse pointer. I can exit to a tty, but the screen goes blank for around 60s before ...
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14.04 Desktop Unresponsive When Applications Minimized

Ive read quite a few very similar issues on here as what follows, though none match the exact symptoms Im experiencing. After a recent update, Ive noticed that when I minimize all my application ...
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Why does my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop lock up when I do large data transfers between hard drives?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a system that I built from parts. All software is up to date according to update manager. System details: Kernel is 3.13.0-39-generic GCC version 4.8 (i686-linux-gnu) ...
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GPU lockup during Trusty Tahr 14.04 installation

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I boot up the disc, it loads, then it takes me to a white empty screen and gets stuck for a while. After that terminal opens telling that my GPU has ...
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Ubuntu on AMD Laptop: cannot boot [duplicate]

Specs of my laptop are: processor: AMD E1-2500 graphics: Radeon HD 8240. Whenever I try to install linux in it, it gives some errors. In ubuntu's case, it does not boot, and the screen just goes black(...
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12.10 - GPU lockup [closed]

I just downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 and i am trying to install on my laptop with Nvidia chipset, on previous version i was able to install on through nomodeset command and the i use to install later ...
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Problems booting Ubuntu 10.10 with Nvdia GeForce 6600gt

I am quite new to Ubuntu and I already stumbled upon a problem. I run Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat now and Install went fine, when trying to boot the screen popped black and I faced this message "gpu ...
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System locks up at login after latest update on 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't boot into a usable system after updates. What should I do? For starters, I am a noob when it comes to Ubuntu and Linux but I am hopeful that I have the light and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 black-screen and totally freezes switch user [closed]

How to troubleshoot this issue is my question. I don't know how to go about this. I set up an account for my wife to use the computer for her homework. I log in automatically. She logs in and ...
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Mouse stops clicking after using wacom tablet in Ubuntu 12.04

I have a pretty old wacom tablet; a graphire 4 and it seemed to work well but I've encountered a problem where I start using it in photoshop, gimp or MyPaint (or even just hovering the stylus over, I ...
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