Fedora Installation :: GNOME Desktop Freeze - Keyboard Becomes Unusable

Mar 24, 2010

i'm using Fedora 12, 32 bit, kernel while using add-remove program to install programs, my desktop frezes, the keyboard becomes unusable, can't do anything so i have to do a hard boot.

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Fedora Installation :: Gnome 3 Desktop Does Not Respond To Mouse Clicks Or Keyboard?

May 29, 2011

Have just upgraded (14-->15) using the dvd option; installed the nvidia driver (I think) and am able to startx and get to the Gnome 3 desktop (Wallpaper and top "task" bar look correct)..But, the mouse and keyboard have absolutely no affect. No matter what I click on, or what keyboard combination I use, nothing happens..(Have spent the last 3 hours researching it; and just seem to be getting nowhere.. I can do anything I need to from the CLI; but am not sure what to do..

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Ubuntu :: Gnome-panel Is At 100% And Completely Unusable Rendering Gnome Unusable

Nov 19, 2010

I recently bought a second monitor and I had this set up perfectly fine with two panels on my primary display and one on my secondary. I've now gone away for the weekend (leaving the monitor) and I went to turn on my laptop and it didn't work.

When I login to a gnome session (or indeed a failsafe gnome session) I just got two horizontal white bars (where the panels would be). I switch to a terminal, login and run top and see that gnome-panel is on 100%. Running 'killall gnome-panel' does nothing (tried a few times).

I've had to install xfce4 just to type this message. Is there any way I can 'reset' gnome-panel or any other fix? Or even a workaround would be nice. I'm on 9.10 by the way. I am going to upgrade at some point but its not really an option yet.

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Debian :: Freeze All Icons On Gnome Desktop?

Jul 18, 2009

How to freeze all icons on the Gnome desktop so that a normal user cannot change?
I have Debian Lenny installed.

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Debian Multimedia :: Desktop Freeze By Gnome Video

Oct 20, 2015

i have noticed about 10 desktop crashes since may, because of gnome videos(totem). in particular, when i repeatedly open and close videos, the desktop freeze. should i use another program?

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Fedora :: Desktop Wallpaper And Icons Become Strecthed Unusable

Dec 10, 2010

I already posted on the compiz community forums but I figure more eyes are better than less. I hope the "software" forum is the right place to post, I don't believe I'm having any hardware issues.What I'm seeing is strange desktop corruption/stretching when compiz starts, almost as if compiz thinks my desktop is about four time wider (horizontal) than it really is and this makes nautilus go a bit crazy. All other compiz functionality seems fine. Before compiz starts (with metacity or openbox), the desktop (nautilus) appears normal. I've tried both settings for show_desktop in gconf and they both result in the same (bad) effect. If I use a gradient as my background instead of an image, I see that the gradient is also wrong in the same way (wider than it should be).

Attached are two screen shots: streched-small.jpeg is my desktop with compiz and normal-small.jpeg is the same desktop after running "metacity --replace".I have a dual head setup with an ATI X18000 running two identical monitors, both at 1280x1024. This problem does NOT happen if I disable one of the display or clone them nor does it happen if I place one monitor on top of the other. The problem only occurs in dual head mode and only if the monitors are logically positioned side by side, horizontally.I don't think it factors in but it's worth mentioning I'm doing this with an LTSP 5 thin client configuration. My thin client just happens to be a PC with an X1800 at the moment.

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Fedora :: 13 Graphics - Screen Became Unusable When Enabled Desktop Effects

May 30, 2010

I attempted to install the mesa-dri-drivers-experimental package and my screen became unusable when I enabled desktop effects. I then uninstalled mesa-dri-drivers-experimental and tried to install the akmod before realizing that my card isn't supported yet. Now I can't seem to do anyting to get my screen back. I removed the blacklist on nouveau, but my screen still goes black after fedora boots. Is there any way I can just get things back to default without reinstalling the whole system?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Continuous Krunner Segfaults - Taking 100% Of The CPU - Desktop Is There But System Is Unusable

Apr 13, 2011

I have Kubuntu 10.10 64-bit, which was running fine until I did a bunch of apt-get software installs to permit me to compile YaWP weather plasmoid. In the process I am now at KDE 4.6.2, and my system is now non-functional, not able to start KDE desktop.

When KDE starts I get continuous krunner segfaults, krunner is taking 100% of the CPU, the desktop is there but the system is unusable. /var/log/messages is filled with the krunner segfaults, each line further indicating "error 4 in libkio.so.5.6.0". I tried reinstalling kubuntu-desktop, problem remains.

I expect I have created some software incompatibility with my installs, but I do not know how to diagnose/resolve.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Multip GPU - ATI HD 3600 - Mouse And Keyboard Freeze?

Apr 30, 2010

Multi GPU - Mouse and Keyboard Freeze once enabled Previously on Ubuntu Karmic I had multi GPU setup without a problem.System consists of three ATI radeon HD 3600 series (multi head) running 6 monitors.

Setting it up was was easy as on Microsoft windows. All I did was download the ati catalyst and issue the following command: aticonfig --initial=dual-head --adapter=all

That created the perfect xorg.conf. With the amdcccle desktop, I then rearranged the monitors around to my setup and enabled xinerama. I thus had a total of six monitors working without a problem. (Naturally with compiz turned off).


Yesterday the update manager popped up Lucid Ubuntu 10.04 Release available. I upgraded. I got the same issue of fglrx.. Reading through Forum I deleted the /usr/share/ati folder. uninstalled the catalyst. Rebooted in safe mode and then re-installed via synatic fglrx and amdcccle. All went well.

I then issued the basic command.

aticonfig --initial -f

This created the standard xorg.conf. On rebooting machine. My first two screens (off the first Radeon HD 3600) worked fine, without a problem. (See attached file)

I then issued
aticonfig --initial=dual-head --adapter=all.
This created the long xorg.conf file for all the cards on the system to work.

BUMPER !! Machine reboots and right before the X login screen appears all of a sudden my monitor screen goes into "Digital Power saving mode" and the monitor goes to sleep. Keyboard and Mouse are not responsive (All freeze). No alternative but to cold boot the machine and restart.

I have tried everything, each time mouse and keyboard just freeze.

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Ubuntu Installation :: After Upgrade 10.10 And Now Mouse And Keyboard Freeze (not Working)

Dec 17, 2010

I have Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition i386 version. It was recently working fine until i installed few updates that showed in Update Manager about total size of 200Mb. During the installation BUG USB (blue screen) error comes and laptop restarted. Now i restarted the laptop and from now my mouse and the keyboard not working. I am not able to even login to the system. Not working now anything.. Details: I am running Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop i386 on VMWare Workstation on Windows Vista.


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Ubuntu :: Strange Bug Renders Keyboard Unusable?

Apr 11, 2010

I have encountered the strangest bug, filled with so many inconsistencies that I am unable to comprehend why or how it is happening. It has only happened once and whilst it seems to resemble another bug that I found when looking for this one, it is fundamentally different. Here are the facts:1. I am using an Acer Aspire One netbook.2. This netbook is running Ubuntu 9.10.3. It has been running Ubuntu 9.10 since the first time it was released as stable.4. Yesterday, whilst I was engaging in an intellectually stimulating debate through the convenience of Pidgin, I encountered the said bug with the following attributes:The keyboard has the appearance of not working.

But if one applies a lot of pressure to each key, one is able to type.This bug is not resolved by a system reset.This bug does not affect my BIOS or even Ubuntu until I log into the particular account where it first happened.When I log out of the account and log into another one, my keyboard is perfectly responsive.When I log back into the "damaged account", the keyboard is once more unusable.The right click menus do work, in stark contrast to another, similar bug, the report of which I encountered in my search for this one.So, clearly, an undesirable workaround would be to migrate to a new user on my system. This, however, does not change the fact that I do not wish to do this another time if the bug repeats itself. Furthermore, if it is only active in a session of the "damaged account", it is likely that it is a configuration error of sorts, no? I have another strange configuration error on that account. The little icon that allows me to choose to which wireless network I wish to connect is random in when it chooses to appear or not, although the service is active (as I am greeted with a message directing me to click on the non-existing icon in order to select the network...). Yet again, this only happens when logged into a particular user, while other users seem completely unaffected.

What I conclude from this is that Ubuntu's configuration system is pretty erratic and it makes seemingly random yet seemingly irreversible changes to user configuration. I would not even know where to start when faced with reading through different configuration files. Furthermore, I would feel as though my PC were constantly working against me. It is a strange feeling, when I bought it with the intention that we might work together.

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 Desktop Randomly Freeze - Finding Which Module Cause The Freeze?

Jun 4, 2010

I have a Ubuntu 10.04 fresh installation on my HP laptop. Installation successful and boot OK. But the desktop randomly freeze. During freeze(about 15s each time), all programs are not responsive. Sometimes I can switch program by click, but program seems locked. How can I know which module cause the freeze?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Parts Of Keyboard Freeze / Keys Do Not Response In Kubuntu & Windows 7 Login Screen?

Jul 12, 2011

I cannot use several keys (1,`, q, a, z & Esc) on my keyboard.I have just installed Kubuntu 11.04, AMD64 version via Wubi. Everything went well w/o any errors. At 1st boot, I also logged in w/o errors, and then tried some apps for Office & Network and shut down. The keyboard was still alright at that time. However, The problem started on the 2nd boot after the installation. Those keys do not response in Kubuntu & Windows 7 login screen and even in my PC's BIOS setup.

My laptop model is Dell Lattitude E6410, core i5, Intel HD Graphics, WD HDD 160GB. And I installed on the other partition, not my Windows one.

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Fedora Installation :: Both Gnome And KDE Desktop

Feb 3, 2010

I had a request from one of my colleague that he would like to try my Fedora 12 installation which was set up recently. However, he said he would like to start with the KDE Desktop while my normal login uses the Gnome. Is it possible to have different desktops for different users (well I believe so)? If yes, I would be appreciated if some one will provide me guidance in doing so as I am quite new to Linux.

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Fedora Installation :: Add Gnome Classic Desktop In FC15?

Aug 12, 2011

I installed a fresh live CD version of Fedora 15 which has that new Unity desktop, but I also want the option of booting to the old gnome classic desktop session. So can I add that with the package manager, or just use terminal with yum install ?

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Fedora :: Gnome 3 Freeze - Mouse Doesn't Move

Jun 10, 2011

I'm on F15x64, intel i960, ATI 5870.

THE PROBLEM : gnome 3 freeze sometimes, the PC is freeze (the mouse doesn't move when i move the mouse. I must power down my PC for re-activate it. I want to shift to gnome 2 (i think gnome3 is excellent but it don't work) but it seems to be impossible. What i can do ? Does-it exist some combinaisons (like ctl+alt+suppr on windows) for keep the control ?

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Fedora :: Fusion-icon Causes Desktop Freeze?

Jun 1, 2011

I've recently installed compiz fusion using this guide : [URL]

As you mentioned , it needs to load fusion-icon on the startup.I did as it was written in this guide,but my desktop freezes

I'm using Fedora 14 , with this kernel version :

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Jun 11, 2009

I successfully installed fedora live CD KDE version on virtual PC. but I can't install the live CD Gnome desktop version. details: I just add vga=0x32D on boot, no problem booting after that. I am now log-in as live user, but I can't find the shotcut for installation on desktop "install to hard drive" but using the terminal, there's a file under Desktop, 'liveinst.desktop" I tried running it, graphical installation will appear, but during copying to hard disk, it says bad media.

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Aug 11, 2011

recently built a F14 x64_86 system on a dual core X64 AMD based box. Later I installed the drive in a dual Xeon dual core box. I have the os set to boot to run level 3 then after I login I run telinit 5 to get to X11-Gnome desktop.However, when I boot the xeon machine I am able to login and run shell commands, such as yum update, fdisk -l etc. But when I try to telinit 5 the process hangs, hitting the power button, the machine goes through it's shutdown script.

I haven't tried transplanting the drive back into the original machine. just to test it's integrity, but I suspect it not corrupted. Not sure this matters, but running it's nvidia's driver for the video card. I think I can also boot to nouveau, but not 100 % sure with out having to deinstall the nvidia binary. both boxes uses the same video card a nvidia 8800 gtfwiw, I can boot my i386 f14 usb thumb drives that have the generic video driver installed.

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Jun 7, 2010

After trying gnome-shell and unity on my Intel graphics card, I decided to install Lucid, and give it a try on my Sony Vaio VGN-NW21SF Notebook, equiped with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 graphics card.

Software info:

Operating System: Ubuntu Lucid Lynx
Video Driver: fglrx 8.732-0ubuntu1 (ati website 10.5 catalyst), repository.
Gnome Shell: repository, ricoz, last build.
Unity: repository
Report: I experience the following: constant flickers, rendering problems (text is deformed, windows are not rendered), basically its unusable.

I understand that gnome-shell is still in beta, and it will not be included in Maverick as default, but how about Unity. This is a serious problem, which basically affects many users (I saw numerous complaints about ATI)

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Aug 19, 2010

I had a working ubuntu 10 on my old laptop. Not sure what's happened but now whenever you start any app, the app starts in the foreground, then immediately the desktop gains the focus. This happens all the time on any app that is either already running or started from scratch. Thus making the system unusable.

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May 27, 2011

I'm running Fedora 15 with Gnome 3. I installed Gnome-Do using 'yum install gnome-do'. I opened it from the Terminal by typing 'gnome-do' but I keep getting an error message that says

Could not load desktop item: libgnome-desktop-2.so.17

Gnome-Do opens but it doesn't display any application I search for and when I try opening the Gnome-Do preferences, it quits.

I installed gnome-desktop-2.32.0-8.fc16.i686.rpm from here: [url] and then installed Gnome-Do. Everything works fine now.

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Jun 26, 2011

I just installed Fedora 15 with the gnome desktop which looks like the android system for mobile phones, I installed wine which put the icons on my desktop but whenever I install a windows app it doesn't put an icon on my desktop for that particular application. How would I add an icon for those window apps so I can lunch them from the desktop, I don't know if you call that the desktop or just the program luncher either way how do I put an icon there so I can run those windows apps from there?

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Aug 13, 2011

The mouse, and keyboard, freezes at random times? When I search the discussion boards for a solution to this problem, it is overwhelming to see how many others are having the same difficulty, yet I haven't come across specific solution(s) to the problem. (One posting has over 180 pages of comments!) I am still using Jaunty but would like to move up to 10.04, which I have installed on a separate partition. Unfortunately, that partition can't be used by my family because it freezes at random times! Naturally, I am unable to get any more updates with Jaunty. (I never had problem with Jaunty freezing.) Incidentally, I tried Linux Mint, which was a adaptation of Ubuntu 10.04 and had the same problem.

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Oct 6, 2015

I am Debian Sid user and have some issues with my keyboard. I installed Debian some months ago and my laptop was always plugged on the external screen with external keyboard and mouse. For the fist time I took my pc at school and notice that when I close the lid (hibernate) then open it, I can't use my keyboard because of freeze. The screen turn on but the keyboard is dead. I have to close the lid few time and suddenly it work. Never face this problem before because with the external keyboard there is no issue.

I installed on the another HDD, Fedora, Mint, openSuse and the problem is the same.

I found some tuts like
- Open gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
- Find the line : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
- Change it like this : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash atkbd.reset"

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Mar 22, 2010

I've upgraded my ubuntu from 9.04 -> 9.10. But after reboot, my mouse & keyboard become freeze. I did some search and found some advice about mannauly configure /etc/X11/xorg.conf but unsuccess.

Here are some log

toannc@vt_ttpm_rd_toannc5:~$ uname -a
Linux vt_ttpm_rd_toannc5 2.6.31-20-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 12 05:23:09 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

toannc@vt_ttpm_rd_toannc5:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 10)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)

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Dec 24, 2010

trying to figure this out for a while.

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gnome-session 2.28.0
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I have this setting in my .fvwm2rc: Key q A 4 Close The above works fine in fvwm without gnome, but when I execute gnome-session, seems the modifier is ignored. If I replace the '4' with 'A' and restart fvwm2 under gnome (fvwm2 --replace) the letter q will close the window. But with '4' or 'M' with gnome-session, the modifier is ignored. Also tried : xmodmap -e "add mod4 = Super_L"

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Jun 14, 2010

I am running Ubuntu 10.04, randomly while working in gnome with no particular application I get a freeze periodically. Neither the mouse or the keyboard will respond. I am running it on a lenovo Z61m laptop. I have had previous experience with Posix systems but I am a recent migrant from XP as my primary operating system. I never had such an issue with this computer which leads me to believe that it is not a hardware issue.

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Jul 1, 2010

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Apr 11, 2010

how i can access to gnome-panel with keyboard shortcuts?(for example trl+Alt+p or Alt+Ctrl+1 to open application launcher widget in panel?)

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