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Thread: Wat causes the screen to pause and windows to temp freeze?

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    Wat causes the screen to pause and windows to temp freeze?

    This problem has occurred over a few years and with a number of Gnome distributions, including Ubuntu and Fedora, and it just won't go away.

    I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 / Gnome. Almost immediately, windows that opened would grey out and temporarily freeze. The mouse can still move, most of the time. The greying of windows can happen frequently or not a all for a while. The freezing can last a few seconds or many. This inconsistency makes it difficult for me to figure out what is triggering this problem.

    I don't know if it is hardware related, either.

    How do I resolve this problem?

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    Re: Wat causes the screen to pause and windows to temp freeze?

    Most probably a hardware fault if you seemed to have it in almost all the distros.

    First of all, run memtest from Grub menu and see if all the RAM modules are just fine.

    Secondly, check your HDD as it might be failing and causing the problems. Schedule a scan overnight as it is going to take some time.

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    Re: Wat causes the screen to pause and windows to temp freeze?

    The HDD check never reports a problem and it has been a while since I ran a memtest, so I will do that.
    Last edited by ddalley; October 22nd, 2010 at 04:46 PM.

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