Since few months I'm experiencing tremendously irritating problem in Ubuntu. System, after about 5 - 10 minutes after startup is very unstable. It produces a lot of "System has experienced problem" errors (typical Gnome error windows), Thunderbird and Firefox crashes all the time, etc. Sometimes even VLC is no running properly.
After those 5 - 10 minutes, everything seems to stabilize and no crashes occurs. I have no idea where to start looking for the cause of this behavior.
Can it be a SSD problem?
Gnome 3 / Unity?
I'm using Gnome 3 for my everyday work but I've tested it on Unity and Thunderbird and Firefox are still unstable for those first few minutes.
I would be obliged for any ideas how to investigate this problem. If you need any more details, some dumps or results of some checking - I will of course post it here. I am desperate to found a source of this problem.
I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04 64bit but the same problem was with 12.10 64bit.
OS: Linux version 3.8.0-25-generic (buildd@roseapple) (gcc version 4.7.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.3-1ubuntu1) ) #37-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 6 20:47:07 UTC 2013
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K, 3,5Ghz
GPU: GeForce GTX 660 Ti
SSD: Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
SSD Optimizations made according to: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd
Disk organization (SSD):
1. partition, 700 MB (/boot/efi)
2. partition, 42 GB (/)
3. partition, 168 GB (/home)
4. unused space: 14 GB
(swap partition is on HDD disk - ca. 4,5 GB)
Gnome 3 version: 3.8.2-1ubuntu2~raring2
Below you can find an exemplary crash report from Firefox:
----------Add-ons: %7BDDC359D1-844A-42a7-9AA1-88A850A938A8%7D:2.0.16,%7B8b86149f-01fb-4842-9dd8-4d7eb02fd055%7D:0.26,%7B19503e42-ca3c-4c27-b1e2-9cdb2170ee34%7D:22.214.171.124,%7B73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232%7D:126.96.36.199,%7B6AC85730-7D0F-4de0-B3FA-21142DD85326%7D:2.8,%7B972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd%7D:22.0,firebug%40software.joehewitt. com:1.11.4,%7Bd10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d%7D:2.2.4,langpack-en-ZA%40firefox.mozilla.org:22.0,langpack-en-GB%40firefox.mozilla.org:22.0,langpack-pl%40firefox.mozilla.org:22.0
Notes: OpenGL: NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce GTX 660 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 -- 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.88 -- texture_from_pixmap
This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.
Thanks in advance for any help!