hi this is my second thread here, i looked around a bit but i still think this thread goes here, if not then perhaps a mod can move it to the correct location.
i actually have a bunch of questions but i will take them one at a time and this one is really making things difficult so i need to get this fixed first.
its been happening since yesterday when i first installed Ubuntu, when doing anything every thing will freeze, the screen will dim and give me an error that its not responding. i tend to multitask and i thought that was the purpose of having 4 screens anyways, but if i am downloading something on one screen and surfing the net in another, one or both screens will freeze. like earlier i was downloading Ardour in one screen, and in the other i was on the internet looking something up, the browser kept freezing and stayed that way for a long time, for minutes at a time, sometimes if i switch to the other screen with the download though that screen would be fine, but then it would freeze too for minutes and unfreeze and then freeze again. i didn't get any errors this time like i did yesterday, i think this mainly happens when i have Ubuntu software center open but i think it also happened when i just had firefox open so i don't know what's causing this.
i know that Ardour is a big file judging by how long it took to install, but should it make everything freeze like this?
also i got something that asked me if i wanted to enable realtime processing i think it said "debconf on Ubuntu, configuring Jackd" i read about it and i think by enabling it it could cause "possible hangups". the problem i am having has been happening before i enabled it which was earlier today but what is this and does it have anything to do with the problem i am having?
i really like Ubuntu so far, i don't want to let this problem deter me cause i am sure it normally works fine for most, i just want to get this fixed. i have other questions but i don't want to post them all at once. also i did look up this problem but couldn't find anything that seems to be my situation.
oh and for additional information:
i have an HP laptop G series Notebook 64 bit.
i know its a bit old, i also hear that Ubuntu doesn't really work all that good on laptops, is this true?
after finishing this i noticed it hasn't frozen, maybe it was the download? even if thats the case though, shouldn't Ubuntu be more capable of multitasking?