Ubuntu Installation :: Screen Frozen While Installing OS System

Mar 20, 2011

I am reinstalling ubuntu mavericks as I could not get the first install to work right. I installed from a CD that I burned. 3/4 of the way through the "installing system" process the screen went dead. The cursor does not respond nor does anything happen with the keyboard. Be aware that I don't know very many things about what a keyboard can do. The screen has been frozen for about a half hour now.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Frozen During Installing The Upgrades ?

Oct 2, 2010

I'm trying to upgrade from 9.10 to 10.4 on an R51 thinkpad. 9.10 was current and up to date (did that right before the upgrade). All seemed to be going well, but the system appears frozen during "installing the upgrades". At the time of the freeze, it said "about 2 hours 5 minutes remaining" that was ~5.5 hrs ago. The system is locked up, unresponsive. do I force a reboot, and hope for the best? let it sit and assume that it is doing something? The bad thing is that I missed a folder (wife's) in my backup of data prior to upgrade. So getting that back is important.

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Jan 15, 2011

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Sep 10, 2009

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Aug 7, 2010

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Nov 3, 2010

A few days ago I tried installing Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition on my laptop, since it doesn't have such a large screen. I installed it, restarted, and got presented with the login screen. I typed my username and password, waited for a while, sice it seemed to have frozen, and got presented with an error message saying something about "unity drivers" (the window didn't have a windows border, so metacity didn't seem to have loaded yet), and sorry, but I don't remeber the exact message anymore. I clicked the OK button, the system froze for a while again, and I got presented with the login screen again... This repeated itself 3 times, and then I came on the idea to set the session to Ubuntu Desktop Edition. It was slow, but it loaded, but it seemed to have loaded only half of the environment...

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Dec 30, 2010

Have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a couple of Dell Inspiron 2650 laptops (both 512M memory) and when they run, they're great, but they only successfully boot up maybe 10% of the attempts. Most of the time, the touchpad and keyboard are inoperative, but I recall sometimes the enter key gets me past my user Id to input password. Trying to enter recovery mode isn't any better, but once into recovery, I'll boot up in safe graphics, but it is probably only running because it succeeded in entering recovery, anyways. I have elected to to boot up in safe graphics, but they still both freeze. No error messages, just a frozen background/icons screen.

Ubuntu has searched the hardware and reports there's nothing requiring proprietary drivers installed.

After reading all the other problems posted, I figure my laptops are doing pretty darn good, but it sure would be nice not to set around starting up and shutting down, over and over.

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Mar 15, 2010

If I choose to boot Ubuntu, the splash screen appears, but right when the login screen should appear, I get nothing. This is how it started: While update manager was installing updates, I hit ALT+F2 to get to the TTY. I did this because ubuntu now refuses to mount any usb devices whatsoever. (for more on that, see this link: [URL] Once I got to TTY3 or whatever, I hit ALT + F7 to get back to the GUI. All I got was a black screen and a mouse. The computer froze and I restarted. All I have now after booting is a black, frozen screen. ALT + any F key to get to TTY doesn't work.

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Apr 15, 2011

I bought a laptop from ZaReason (zareason.com) with Ubuntu already installed. I am currently running 10.10. The machine has worked great but recently has had problems coming back from hibernation. This is a new problem and did not seem to coincide with an update or new software. When I try to "wake up" my laptop, it shows a bunch of text (I am not that computer-literate, so I don't understand the text) and becomes unresponsive. I will insert an image of my screen when it is frozen: DSCF7055.jpg

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May 31, 2011

In the upper left corner of my screen, under my the applications menu, there's a small square that remains frozen no matter what I do, when I click on it, it responds as if it's not there, ie my desktop or current maximised window responds instead.

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Aug 6, 2011

I am working on a "media center" project. It is basically a Ubuntu (or variant) computer with the output going to a TV and home theater system.I would like to know if there is any way to deal with a frozen full screen application with Ubuntu? Occasionally the media center software freezes, Ubuntu seems to still be running fine but I am unable to get control back from the frozen app, and have to kill it with the power button.

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Dec 2, 2010

I am using ubuntu 8.04. I built the latest stable Kernel (with ext4 enabled in .config as I needed to use some ext4 commands).Every thing looked fine and rebooted the machine. After entering username and password the screen is frozen before the desktop screen appears.I can log in and work in the fail safe Gnome though on thenew kernel. Any idea how to fix the problem? Or what I might be doing wrong?

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Dec 19, 2010

I have ubuntu 10.10 in my pc, and when we try to boot, it gets frozen. In the terminal it says:
[ 30.14682] [<ffffffff810121b2>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x1610b16
What does that mean?

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Ubuntu :: Black Screen On Startup Then Frozen After Working For Sometime

Dec 10, 2009

Not beeing an expert on Ubuntu, but loving it running on my old Dell Dimension 2400 Series, I do have some issues after the upgrade to 9.10.

1) Frozen screen after a while working with the system. Cursor moves, but frozen
2) Black screen at startup.

Retyping this message again on my Mac Laptop as Ubuntu froze again. I took the following action: Followed directions as listed here [URL]

1. Select recovery mode from the boot menu.
2. Select login as root from the menu in recovery mode.
3. Type this at the prompt
# sudo apt-get remove xorg-driver-fglrx
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
4. Exit
# exit
5. Now select Resume normal boot from the menu.

Every thing should be OK by now. This seemed to work, but after another reboot, black screen again. System Specs: [URL]. Running with 1 GB of Memory and 320Gb Hard Disk /w 2Gb Swap and 318 Gb Extended.

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Oct 3, 2010

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS onto a blank hard drive with the prospective goal of running WoW on it. I installed Wine and all my security updates and restarted; everything worked fine, but I noticed that the system was suggesting that I get some "proprietary" drivers for my HD Radeon 4550 card. I proceeded to install them and was told that the the OS needed to restart to make the changes. I clicked the close button, restarted from the menu in the top-right hand corner, and when my machine started back up -bam!- frozen on the ubuntu splash screen.

I'm reinstalling now (after trying everything I could think of) and I just want to know how the hell this happened, and how I can avoid it in the future. I'm trying to make the switch from Linux to Windows, but this isn't making it any easier. Also: is there any way I can set up ubuntu to look and interface like a windows clone.

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Dec 18, 2010

Very strange happenings going on here. Have three computers that dual boot with Ubuntu and WindowsXP. All three have failed in the identical manner!While reading a web site in Windows,the computer screen becomes frozen then a messege flashes momentarily stating "A problem has occurred" then the computer shuts down and will not reboot. Attempting to reboot results in a black screen with an unresponsive cursor in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

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Mar 28, 2011

I upgraded from 13.1. I'm using Xfce4, I've been using a button on my lower panel to launch xlock. Been working fine the last month. Upgraded to 13.37rc3.pi this morning.

Used my computer today for several hours today (after the upgrade). No problems. Hit my xlock launcher a couple hours ago, animation started. Turned monitor off. Then a few minutes ago, when I turned my monitor back on, black/blank screen, no password prompt. Killed xlock (had to use -s 9); no change. Saw xscreensaver was running, killed that too. No effect on my locked screen.

I then killed kdm and logged back in to an Xfce session. Back to normal now. I hit my xlock button. Got an animation up, typed in my password, and got back to my desktop no problem.

Here's something for starters:


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Sep 16, 2015

In trying to get openbox running in new Jessie installation, I followed an instruction in openbox.org: Help: XFCE/Openbox.

" If you want to use the Openbox root menu instead of Xfce's, you could terminate Xfdesktop by running the following:"

Code: Select allxfdesktop --quit.

That eliminated everything on the desktop except the Debian8 background image and the panel clock and made it impossible to do anything other than log out via a right click on the panel. Shutting down and rebooting just brings back the same situation. No terminal available.

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Jun 23, 2011

I have a repeatable and annoying problem that seems to be connected with the graphics card driver of nvidea. I had another card before (7900 card) and I have after having had a malfunction now a nvidea 430. Mainboard Gygabyte with AMD 790 Chipset, GB Ram. The opensuse system is fully patched and updated, newest kernel but the same error occurred with another graphic card and with the precedent kernel and with the precedent nvidia video driver.

Now, the problem is as follows:
System is dual boot with options:
openSUSE 11.4 64 bit


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Jun 26, 2010

My system is Fedora 13 XFCE spin on DELL laptop Inspiron 1440 (1st column). Urban Terror was installed by Yum.
While playing, the screen suddenly freezes, nothing moves. The sound seem to work but very very slow (eg. the normal sound is A B C D ... now the sound becomes AAAAAAAAA BBBBBBB CCCCCCCCC DDDDDDDD .....................). The mouse don't response but the keyboard seem to response: I try press '~' key, then press 'q' and 'tab', finally 'enter', the sound stops, the mouse cursor appears (so I think I quitted UT) but the screen don't change (still game screen).
So I try "Ctrl + Alt + Backspace" to execute "xfce4-session-logout --halt" (this shortcut is set by me. Default there is not this shortcut. I try to set a shortcut to restart X server but find no way. So I set it to this command, this seem to log out rather than to restart the X server.). The screen become clear (black) and the log in screen mouse cursor appears (the mouse cursors on login screen and on desktop are different), but nothing more displays. As you know, on login screen there is a panel at the bottom with a button on the right. When we click this button, it shows a popup menu from that we can restart or shutdown. So I try to click on the bottom right of the screen on position of this button, then click on above it a little, the system shuts down (or restarts) with the splash screen (the blue screen with the Fedora logo) => the login screen still works but not displays
What is my problem, how can I fix it?

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Jan 25, 2011

I got a problem with my opensuse 11.3 machine. Sometimes it doesn't boot up correctly and ends with a frozen white screen. It's not just x that is broken the whole pc is frozen as I can not ping or ssh into my machine

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Dec 14, 2009

I keep starting up Fedora and I'm not able to get far (although it's not always at the same time) before my screen will go black, except it shows the mouse/cursor - but it's frozen, and thhen the caps-lock light starts blinking and I can't do anything or get it to recover. Sometimes it happens after 30 seconds, sometimes 40+ seconds and sometimes within 15 or so seconds.

How do I stop this and diagnose this?

I've tried, in the boot-startup to choose an older kernel version, butt the same thing occurs!

I have:
Fedora 11
Kernel: i586
Asus EEE PC 1002HA

One other thing, it does always seem to happen after I've turned on wireless. And I've been using F11 for months now with no issue.

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Sep 15, 2010

I run a HTPC which I recently upgraded 11.2 -> 11.3.Most things work fine but I've got an oddity. After the TV is shut down and restored the mouse cursor is "frozen":The old mouse image stays where it isHowever, the mouse IS active, in that you can (blindly) move the mouse, see it mouse-over widgets, and activate them - there's just no visible cursor where the hotspot is.Hardware is ATI chipset (can't remember which, offhand, but it's only a year or two old), running AMD driver, with a HDMI link to the TV.

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Jul 21, 2011

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Mar 27, 2010

I installed (Synaptic) Compiz and tried a few 3-D desktop teaks and it froze everything.Now my system boots to desktop and then everything Freezes.NO touch-pad, mouse or keyboard function.Tried to boot an earlier version in the GRUB, still nothing.Tried a Install of 9.10 in the same /sda3 as the frozen one and still no change.Cannot start a terminal.Cannot start, remove or change anything.I'm using my Backup 9.04 on my /sda1 to get here.Is there a way to get into the Frozen O.S. and remove Compiz?

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Mar 16, 2010

I'm trying to use the live cd on my HP Pavilion Entertatainment laptop, but I get a blank screen. The Ubuntu logo shows and I get to choose my language, but when I click on "Try Ubuntu without doing anything to your computer" (paraphrased) the screen goes blank. About a minute later I hear the Ubuntu music.

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Jul 18, 2010

I've just installed Ubuntu 9.04 and the problem I have is that when I turn on my computer
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My configuration:
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Jul 26, 2010

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Oct 31, 2010

I'm updating the netbook version of 10.04 to 10.10. It is apparently asking for user input regarding Grub. However I cannot move the windows around to click 'ok' nor will the keyboard function. No Alt+Tab, The terminal in the background will not get focus so I can't type in there, I can't get that little window 'Configu..' to get focus so I could just hit enter.

I can however click on all the icons on the left side of the title menu barBut only those.So I could logout if needed, but what would that do in the middle of an upgrade?It is honestly stuck, and I have little hope that I still have a usable system and will have to install from scratch.And I'm really fearful that grub is toast. And I'll first have to remove grub with a windows bootcd (it's a dual boot system). Which is hard since it's a netbook without a cd (will have to use a boot usb drive somehow)

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