Ubuntu :: System Freezes After Log Off With Multiple Users Logged In

Oct 16, 2010

On Ubuntu 10.04 when there are more than just one user logged in, if one of users logs off system hangs with a black screen.

After I reboot the machine and log in again, just after GDM login screen I get a window with a message about PowerMeter crash, with suggestion to 'cancel' and 'log off'. Only 'Log off' works, i.e. I'm successfully logged in.

Last entries from system.log before system freeze are:


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[Staff Note: This thread was spun off from here: HOWTO: Purge and Reinstall Grub 2 from the Live CD This solved the Grub problem but the crashes continue.]

Just as I get up and running again my 10.04 (64 bit) either freezes up totally, closes all windows that are open, fails to restart or shut down forcing a restart.

There's no pattern to it, i might be using the gimp or checking thunderbird emails, possibly just surfing or running bluefish. Nothing major and I'm not one to go delving under the bonnet so to speak and start tweaking things. I have the AWN dock installed and run a dual monitor setup.

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I despise Windows, overall I am enjoying my ubuntu experience but things like this stop me getting any work done.

My PC ran fine for the last 2 days then suddenly it's playing up again. It's not an old machine, quad core processor, plenty of RAM.

I am having to back stuff up as soon as I do it due to so many crashes per day. I have reinstalled the OS and started again from scratch 4 times now in the last month.

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Boot Info Script Results:

# Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #1 for /boot/grub.

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PHP Code:

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