Ubuntu :: Random Crashes And Restarts When Browsing?
Jun 9, 2011
since the launch of Natty I have been having stupid reboots randomly happening, no warning or otherwise occurs just a full reboot. This only seems to happen when browsing (FF or Chrome) and I have disabled every one of my addons and done the usual checks - baffled I am...So I had this with the upgrade I did on launch day, so naturally I did a full wipe and fresh install. Same situation - personally I cannot deal with this happening all the time so I went back with another full wipe to Maverick and all has been well.
Anyway I thought leaving this a few weeks would mean the community would have seen and squashed dealbreaker bugs so I re-installed yesterday, today the crashes came back again so I throw myself to your wisdom - anyone else seen this, know where I should be looking for ideas? My logfiles don't show anything prior to the reboot as an error.In all honesty I do not want to go back to maverick and cannot believe that Ubuntu have released such a bug riddled distro.
After doing this for about half a second, it enters some kind of loop. The top half of the screen alternates between black/white vertical bars and solid black, while the bottom half of the screen remains solid black.
The only way I've been able to get out of this is by pressing the power button, and doing so shows me the *buntu logo (currently using Xubuntu) and then turns itself off.
Here's why I can't figure out what's wrong:The crash happens in GNOME, KDE, and XFCE. I have since uninstalled KDE because I was just checking to see if it still crashed. Both Firefox and Google Chrome cause the crash. No other programs seem to crash this way; just the web browsers. I've played games and listened to music for hours with no problems. Opening the same pages doesn't reproduce the crash. It happens randomly every hour or so. Even simple pages (like tabs of JPEGs with no HTML) cause the crash. This is a recent install from an Ubuntu 10.04 CD. I was previously using Kubuntu 8.04 and had no issues.
It's been freezing on me like you wouldn't believe today, and I think it has something to do with the load put on the CPU by various sites. The trouble is, I need to access a few of these sites to do my work. WordPress is one of them. I've had to restart the computer five times via SysRq keys since when these freezes happen, I can't Ctrl-Alt-Backspace out of it (even with zap enabled) and I can't bring up a terminal or Alt-F2 to kill process. I can't switch processes, windows, or anything. Firefox just sits there and laughs at me as I threaten to bust the screen in half.
And the real funny thing is, people actually say this is a better browser than IE. I never had these problems on Windows.What can I do to stop this? Do I just have to switch to another browser?
Have homebrewed machine, was running Fedora 8. Installed Fedora 10.Firestarter firewall manager keeps crashing after about 5 minutes. Restarts, runs for a while, then crashes.Thought it might be an IPTABLES turf war with the native Fedora 10 gui firewall manager, so disabled that at System > Admin > Firewall. Also disabled SElinux. Still have problems.Firestarter firewall seems to work OK, just the gui Firestarter monitor/manager.If anyone has ideas as to cause, I'll take a clue.I could use Firestarter to generate the IPTABLES by ..manually editing the /etc/firestarter/inbound|outbound/allow-.. files and then../etc/init.d/firestarter restartBut I find the events log useful to look at. Anyone know where the events log file is kept in the file system?
Ive been having some problems with a Compaq computer with Lubuntu installed. The problem is that Xorg crashes at random displaying a white distortion on the screen and it usually doesn't let me go to a terminal and i have to force a shutdown. the same happened when I tried to install Ubuntu but worse. Another side effect is that lubuntu at boot up displays its logo in 16-bit colors and then goes to normal colors.
Recently my Firefox 5.0 started to crash randomly. This morning, it crashed twice within three minutes. I believe that it crashes mostly during loading something (such as a new tab), but it can also just crash when nothing is being done to it. I can be reading one page of text and it crashes. When it crashes, there is a "Submit a report" thing. When I click Restart Firefox, it doesn't. What I can think of is the use of Flash-aid and the addition of a 4GB bar of RAM. I re-executed Flash-aid because 1080p full-screen was choppy (still is). I don't think it is a Flash problem since with Gnash, Firefox also crashes. The RAM bar is a Lexar 4GB DDR3 SODIMM 1066-1333MHz. All other programs run correctly. I have re-installed Firefox, Firefox-branding and such in Synaptic. Still crashes.
I've been using rTorrent for a good two years now, and it's been running smoothly until about 6 months ago when random crashes and freezes would occur, between once per day and once per week. (I think it freezes if I run in screen, and crashes if I run it directly.) I've updated both rtorrent and libtorrent, updated cURL, and searched the internet near and far for a solution. I finally got this output (pastebin) after a crash today. I'm not sure how far up it goes, mainly because I'm not sure how I can scroll up the terminal window, and syslog doesn't seem to be of any help. Bottom line, I have no idea what rtorrent/libtorrent are doing, and random crashes are becoming very frustrating. For what it's worth I have a very large library (2000+) of shared files. Using version 9.04
I have no clue when it started. Since 10 days or so my computer crashes randomly when working in Ubuntu. Here are some facts: It can happen after one minute or several hours Every time, music is playing (MPD / PulseAudio), but my player runs mostly the whole time, so i am not sure if that's helping No specific action triggers the freeze, but i think a simple click is mostly involved When freezing the audio buffer is repeated every second or so The reset button does not work! I have to press the power button for 5 seconds to shut down the computer In Windows i did not experience any freezes, while i am doing hardware intensive stuff like gaming or audio processing
About 1-2 times a day (3 today and it's just 9 AM here...) Gnome 3 decides to just not care about me any more, crashes and logs me out. No warning, no error on screen, just some black screen with text (like when shutting down the computer and it's stopping services) which lasts half a second, then back to the login screen.
Any ideas what might be wrong or where I could find some logs to post them here?
i've been running Kubuntu 11.04 for a couple weeks now and trying to transition away from windows but i have had this problem with seemingly random system freezing and crashing i run kubuntu 11.04 64bit on a dell studio 1558 with a core i5, intel hd graphics, and 6gb ram.
my laptop after awhile will just freeze and all i can do is a hard reset, sometimes the screen will go black with a bunch of text, but i think that only happens when virtualbox is running b/c i can sometimes get back to the desktop, but it will freeze nevertheless (i run win7 in vbox for certain things i need like itunes and office).. i do notice that my laptop is getting pretty warm, but i don't know if that's related b/c it always did under windows
As per the title, really. I've upgraded to 11.04, ran updates, but I can't stop LottaNZB randomly crashing out. It will be running fine one moment, then 'zap' it disappears. I've tried going through the apps running at the same time, and there doesn't appear to be any pattern. In fact, I've left it running with nothing else open and have returned to a computer with no running apps. Sometimes, however, it will run fine for several hours, completing all of it's downloads, although this is pretty rare. LottaNZB's logs appear to wipe after a crash (unless I'm missing something) so I'm none the wiser why it happens. Has anyone got any ideas what to try next? It ran faultlessly on Ubuntu 10.x
I seem to be getting a lot of firefox crashes. I was actually able to reproduce it every time by typing "S02" into the search bar...not sure why. Here's the backtrace. Edit: Odd, it also crashes when I enter s02 into my history search box...
I am in the process of trying to move my files from a windows 2003 install over to fedora 12 using the Fedora 12 x86_64 Live image.
After some initial problems with burning the ISO image (had to enable disk-at-once to get rid of I/O buffer errors). And a GPF in the xor_sse2 module while building my software raid 5 arrays (forced to reboot, unable to stop or restart the array) I finally managed to create a single LVM volume group ontop of it all.
Initially I ran some tests on the raid volume and wrote a large 100GB file filled with zeroes all over it to be sure that it was functioning normally. After that I proceeded to copy files over from the NTFS volume to the LVM volume. which resulted in lots of errors on my terminal and complete loss of the entire filesystem. Even a simple ls -l / resulted in "Bus Error" although the system still kept running for a few seconds, until it finally froze and spontaneously rebooted. Since then I ran memtest to be sure my memory is fine, and tried alternative ways of mounting the volumes, and copy methods. Each attempt resulted in either a complete freeze or instant reboot. After 6 reboots, I managed to copy 20GB out of 490GB. Obviously this will take forever this way.
/var/log/messages is unhelpful. There are a bunch of cryptic messages regarding ATA bus errors (mostly CRC errors it seems) and soft resets when the LVM volume get mounted, but everything functions fine until I touch the NTFS volume.
Here are some of them:
Code: Dec 22 02:32:15 localhost kernel: ata6.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 Dec 22 02:32:15 localhost kernel: ata6.00: BMDMA stat 0x4 Dec 22 02:32:15 localhost kernel: ata6.00: cmd ca/00:80:02:a5:fb/00:00:00:00:00/e7 tag 0 dma 65536 out
Got a new Lenovo T500, slapped 9.10 on it. Set of programmes is exactly as on my previous IBM T42, but every so often I get a random crash. No errors, just a complete freeze with a "underscore" cursor in the top-left of the screen.I think / suspect it may have something to do with Transmission running, or perhaps the recent kernel update to 2.6.31-17.Anyone else had anything similar? Maybe on a T400 or R60 / R61 / T60 / T61?
ecently (since upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10) being having problems with Amarok randomly crashing.There doesn't seem to be any pattern and it normally just disappears and music stops. Occasionally it comes up with the KDE crash tracker but it can't retrieve the debug information (although i do have amarok-dbg installed, not sure what else i need for that to work though)Anyway i have run it from the terminal and this is the output i got towards the end:
Code: amarok(7287)/kio (KIOJob) KIO::TransferJob::slotMimetype: mimetype() emitted again, or after sending first data!; job URL = KUrl("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons
I got a new desktop and figured this would be a great oppurtunity to update to 11.3 (from 11.2) while migrating files.. However I have had lots of problems with it, right of the bat. My first installation got messed up right after it was done, so I had to redo everything. Now the system boots up all fine but I am experiencing crashes every once in a while. By crashes I mean nothing works; the system monitor graphs freeze, the clock freezes, system doesnt respond to key strokes. The only remedy is then to "force an unexpected reboot" (ref: IT Crowd). I have a feeling that it has to do with Yast or something related to Yast, as it is the only common denominator between the crashes so far. However the system doesnt crash everytime I start Yast so I cant really say anything conclusively..
I have also realised that when I attach a secondary screen the graphics get kinda screwed as well.. if that makes any sense... Here are my system details: Dell Vostro Desktop with Core i7 64bit processor
8 x 2.8Ghz 6gig ram graphics card: GeForce GT220
What could be the problem here? btw let me know if anyone wants to see logs from /var/log/messages
I've just recently upgraded to lenny using aptitude (following the instructions on debian.org. All went smoothly, and almost everything is working fine.I have had my X server crash twice since then, both times when I simply doubleclicked a running application. There is some indication of problems in the Xorg.log file, but it's not helpful to me -- can you help me understand?
I'm looking for a script that copies a random .jpg from a random folder in my ~/Pictures folder to my ~/temp folder with a standard filename. This file will then be displayed in Conky. I can fix the last part, but I cannot find a way to do the first part.
I've just installed Slackware 13.1 in two different laptops for first time. I have some strange internet browsing behaviour in one of the laptops. I've installed 2 internet browsers(firefox,opera) using the directions from Slackbuilds.org and there is also konqueror pre-installed. Moreover I installed Wicd network manager.
I can browse some pages e.g. ..... with firefox very slowly but NEVER facebook. I can browse almost any page, even facebook, with OPERA but very very slowly. The same goes with konqueror... Wicd shows that i am always connected with my WPA wireless network
My computer is set up as a dual boot into windows 7 and ubuntu, but since I installed the latest updates, every time hit enter to boot into ubuntu the computer just restarts. It doesn't even go into the ubuntu grub loader like it usually does
About two weeks ago I installed ubuntu 9.10 desktop with a dualboot to my windows 7, which was already on there. everything went fine, but I couldn't configure my wireless to work, so after a few days I gave it a rest and basically forgot about; I just stuck with windows. anyways, yesterday night I installed a program called solidworks on my system. I woke up this morning, turned on my computer, and this is what happened-
it turns on for about 5 seconds, but when it hits "grub loading", after about half a second it restarts. it's basically an infinite loop, until i throw in a cd or hit f8, but I don't know what to do with either of those options, so I'm kind of stuck.
I'm posting this in the ubuntu forums because I have NO idea what's wrong with it, and no idea of where to start. I've got both installation disks, but I don't know what to do when I put them in. I've got an intel pentium 4 processor, and like i said, i've got a dualboot with windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10.
I'm currently using ubuntu desktop 9.10 (without desktop - I've removed packages) as OS on my server.But there's going on some strange thing ... There are about 8 users, and the thing is they many times user rar or some other disk-demanding programs. What I've noticed is that sometimes server will go with load over 20 (I know that's not good ...) and it will come down in few minutes and everything is OK, but sometimes it just restarts itself. I would like to disable that so it won't restart
I'm a WuBi user, and wanted to upgrade XP to 7, I've upgraded it partially when in XP. So as expected he messed up my grub.
But now I have the problem: Every time I insert the Windows 7 DVD the pc says "Please press any key to boot up from CD/DVD" (as normal), but when I press the "any" key, the PC does absolutely nothing and just restarts.
Not to long ago I used the same DVD on another laptop for an equal upgrade (XP to 7) that went flawless.
My booting set-up is correct, cleaned the disc 500 times now, nothing out of the ordinairy done to my boot-screen or the BIOS... And as far as I know, no blue screen of death when installing the upgrade.
this problem has really been getting at me, I can't figure it out at all. About a week ago, I came home from school and found that my computer was shut down (usually I leave it on), I started it up in Windows 7 and a Malware Bytes scan said it found a virus "clipb.exe". Well, I decided to remove it, and when booting up in windows it BSOD's saying IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL immediately at the login screen. Same result in safe mode and "last known configuration". Well, I decided to reformat just because I didn't want to go through too much trouble, and about a week later (today) it came back. I have no clue how, I was away from my computer. But the difference between this time and last time is, I can't start ubuntu at all. period. It gets to grub, and then after that gets to a black screen with no progress. The only thing I can do is ctrl+alt+dlt which restarts the computer.
whenever I use the files, which are mostly audio files (that is, I play them), after they are downloaded, the torrent files restarts again. So I have to wait for the file again to finish downloading so I can seed.
my X server restarts and boots me to the log screen when I start programs. I recently took the Nvidia card out of my computer and put in an ATI card. This is of course after uninstalling the Nvidia drivers through the restricted drivers interface. This worked out very well but eventually I went back to Nvidia. I removed the ATI drivers put in the Nvidia card and installed/selected the Nvidia drivers just as I did when I did this the other way previously. However now when I start just about any program the entire X server boots me back to the login screen.