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Feb 19, 2011

I was trying to install Ubuntu over Windows XP 64-bit and the installation kept freezing, I decided to use the alternate installer and it worked. My only problem now is that I can't run Ubuntu for more that 2 minutes without it freezing on my and the only way to fix it is by holding my power button on my computer to shut it off. Sometimes it just restarts without freezing so I would be doing something and then my screen would turn black and reboot my PC.

I think Ubuntu is cool and I am fairly new to it. I would like to keep using it but I have to use recovery mode to be able to use it without crashing. (Low Graphics Mode or W/E it is called.) I have no idea what is causing these freezes. I have installed the Linux drivers and updated everything and it still happens to crash while I am using it outside of Recovery mode.

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Feb 16, 2011

I have a fresh install of Maverick on a Toshiba r700 laptop PT310A-05N011. I am experiencing constant freezing. The computer will without warning completely freeze. Can not move the mouse or even drop to a tty shell. After about 5 seconds the fan will spin up to full speed. I then have to do a hard shutdown. Every time this has happened i have been connected up to a wireless network with firefox open while actively surfing the net. This issue did not happen before I installed the wireless driver (Broadcomm proprietary, downloaded through ubuntu Additional Drivers).

I'm not sure how relevant that is though as 90% of what i do on this laptop is surfing and i installed the driver a few hours after install. This freezing does not happen in windows 7 and I have left it running prime95 overnight once in both 7 and ubuntu without error. Does anyone know what this may be, how i might resolve it or steps I can take to diagnose it, logs i can check?

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May 30, 2010

I'm having a problem with a new install of Lucid freezing a few seconds after booting up. Completely frozen - ctrl-alt-backspace or alt-SysReq-R-E-I-S-U-B have no effect. The md5sum of the installation iso was all right, the disk check was all right, & the memory test was all right. It's a GeForce 5500 graphics card, but I haven't installed any special drivers. Booting up to the command line (netboot) helps a bit but it still crashes after from a few minutes to a couple of hours. From the command line I tried removing compiz & compiz-core but it makes no difference. I also updated the installed packages, including to the 2.6.32-22 kernel, but no difference. This has happened with Jaunty & Karmic, but Intreprid runs fine, as did Windows XP. Anyone have any ideas what I could do to find out the cause ?

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Nov 23, 2010

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Jan 18, 2010

I just completed a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10 from USB (On a Toshiba portege m200). The installation went fine, and I updated the packages and rebooted when asked to do so, but when the computer was starting again the Ubuntu logo became wierdly deformed and then nothing happened. After 5 minutes I hard-rebooted it (Is that what its called? I held down the power button). And booted up in recovery mode. Again the computer froze, with this message as the latest on screen:

fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16
[ 4.7015221] Adding 2441840k swap on /dev/sda5. Priotity:-1 extends:1 across: 2441840k
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Aug 26, 2010

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Nov 25, 2010

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A week ago I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 10.10 on the exact same machine, and guess what?, not a single hiccup either in nearly a weeks' uptime. As explained before, I simply don't know why Gnome falls over on my machine and XFCE doesn't - I'm mystified. But at least my machine's stable enough to actually get some work done, and that's all that really matters to me.

PS: NO, I haven't tried Ubuntu 10.10 yet, who knows, maybe it would actually work on my rig???.. but honestly, I've fallen in love with XFCE - the simplicity & configurability is awesome, best DE out there by a country mile...

what is the difference between the various forms of ubuntu - Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu, and from people's experience, which is the most stable (well the one at least that won't keep freezing etc)? It's getting quite frustrating now with my mouse freezing continually and there just does not seem a simple solution to the problem!
I use a Dell desktop C521, with AMD processor, and windows XP SP3 installed on it. So I got the ubuntu 10.10 CD, slotted it in and just followed the instructions to get ubuntu installed side-by-side with windows (ie. dual boot option).

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Apr 16, 2011

I've been having trouble trying to install ubuntu (and mint linux too) - I have the same problem with either version.

It's an Acer T180 tower PC, when I come to install it'll go through the motions of setting up the drive, copying files and then downloading/installing language packs. Randomly though between copying files and downloading/installing language packs it will just sit there and freeze. Sometimes it will just freeze and stay on the same image, other times it will freeze and what's best described as a window blinds effect will go across the whole screen. Either way the PC stops responding.

I've tried multiple downloads of iso files (ubuntu and then mint) - running on usb and also running from cd and dvd - same issue each time. I've made sure that the username is lowercase too (just in case).

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Jan 10, 2010

I upgraded Ubuntu to 9.10 and tried to log in, it worked that is until it freezes up and the only way out is to hit the restart button.

Note: I CAN log in with Failsafe Gnome.

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Jan 29, 2010

I want to switch to Ubuntu 9.10 but the computer always freezes 30 to 45 seconds after entering the graphical mode. This includes the 64bit installer, the 64bit live CD version and I even installed the 32bit version with the alternate install CD (text-mode). In all 3, I can use the system (e.g. log in, click Next) just fine for half a minute, then it crashes. It even crashes if I don't do anything.

Here are my hardware specs:
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CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+
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GPU: ATI Radeon HD 3870

The sound and network cards are integrated but I've tried disabling them from BIOS as well as removing all hard drives and the problem persists. I have also verified the CD successfully. Note that right now I'm using SLAX from a CD as I formatted my hard drive (so at least some Linux works).

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May 3, 2011

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Jul 12, 2010

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Feb 15, 2010

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