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    Computer crashed, but why?

    I had an (almost) total system lock-up with Jaunty today. I was running Firefox and Update Manager when the mouse froze and the computer accepted no keyboard commands whatsoever. REISUB worked though. I can't really find anything in the logs but then again I'm not really sure of what to look for. I have plenty of Linux experience but haven't really had much luck finding useful things the logs. Does anyone have any tips?

    Overall, Jaunty feels unstable and sometimes very slow on my machine, which is alarming since final release isn't many days away. I guess I notice slowdowns much more since my machine is definately low-end (Asus EEE 904HD). Oh well, let's just hope the developers fix it or I guess Intrepid will have to do.
    Last edited by thezood; April 16th, 2009 at 10:09 PM.
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    Re: Computer crashed, but why?

    I too have experienced a few freezes where neither the mouse nor keyboard respond, nor can I switch to a tty. However performance has seemed quick. They are quite random and unexpected so I cannot attribute it to any event or action. For me my / partition is ext4 and /home partition is ext3.

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    Re: Computer crashed, but why?

    I guess it's to be expected with a new release. It would be nice to be able to contribute by reporting the bugs that probably exist somewhere.
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    Re: Computer crashed, but why?

    Are you using an Intel Chipset? If so, this is a problem that has yet to be fixed.

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    Re: Computer crashed, but why?

    I have an nVidia graphics card

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    Re: Computer crashed, but why?

    Me to using an aticard :/ seems like it might not be cardrelated

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    Re: Computer crashed, but why?

    Hmm, well it's a similar issue anyway, just not the one I was thinking of :/

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    Re: Computer crashed, but why?

    I have an Intel chipset. Another lockup occured just now, this time when I pressed the button for importing a key file in Software Sources. And just as I installed 9.04RC on my production partition. I'll just have to cross my fingers crashes aren't going to keep occuring this often.
    A good thing is that performance seem to have improved with the last updates.

    Quote Originally Posted by lee.jarratt
    Are you using an Intel Chipset? If so, this is a problem that has yet to be fixed.
    Do you have an URL to that bug?
    Last edited by thezood; April 16th, 2009 at 11:13 PM.
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    Re: Computer crashed, but why?

    I had a lockup a few minutes ago in jaunty while Downloading the RC iso.

    I had left the pc and when I came back the screen-saver had stalled, also keyboard was frozen and also the mouse.
    This is the first freeze for me on jaunty I have tracked it from about Alpha 3 onward.

    X32, ext4, nvidia, core2 duo on myside

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    Re: Computer crashed, but why?

    Intel thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1120684

    A difference for me is that the cursor doesn't move when it freezes

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