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    Freeze

    Anyone Know why Ubuntu all of a suddenly freezes.

  2. #2
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    Re: Freeze

    Could be a million reasons. Include some more details.

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    Re: Freeze

    what are the system specs?
    In terminal type
    Code:
    sudo lshw
    try running memtest86 at boot to check the memory
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    Re: Freeze

    Quote Originally Posted by timreed View Post
    Anyone Know why Ubuntu all of a suddenly freezes.
    It's not even sure it WAS a freeze. If that happens, first try CTRL-ALT-Backspace that should restart X. If that doesn't work, you can go with REISUB. Hold CTRL-ALT-Print Screen/Sys Rq and press REISUB with small pauses between each one. That should safely reboot your computer. If THAT doesn't work, THEN you know it's truly a freeze.
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    Wink Re: Freeze

    Quote Originally Posted by thezood View Post
    It's not even sure it WAS a freeze. If that happens, first try CTRL-ALT-Backspace that should restart X. If that doesn't work, you can go with REISUB. Hold CTRL-ALT-Print Screen/Sys Rq and press REISUB with small pauses between each one. That should safely reboot your computer. If THAT doesn't work, THEN you know it's truly a freeze.
    I'll have to try that. My 8.10 ramdomly locks up also.

    I had to look up what REISUB was though. I'll post it here for the benefit of other ignorant folks like me

    REISUB (Abbreviation) Reboot Even If System Utterly Broken. Typing REISUB while holding the Alt and SysRq keys is the way to reboot a locked up Linux system.

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    Re: Freeze

    I downloaded and installed a more recent video driver and have not had the freezing problem since.

    And when it did freeze, ctrl-alt-backspace would not work and neither would REISUB.

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