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    GPU hang/error

    Hi there,

    I have a Lenovo notebook with a dual-boot of Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. I'm kind of a beginner with Linux, and I've been having a few issues with Ubuntu that are starting to make it unusable.

    A few weeks ago, after a software update was installed, I started getting these hang-ups for three to five seconds every minute or so, after which I get a "System program problem detected" message box concerning a file called /usr/share/apport/apport-gpu-error-intel.py. Graphical glitches may also appear on screen after such freezing. I don't have the same problem in Windows 7. My graphics card is an integrated chip; Intel HD 3000.

    Does anybody have a solution to this problem? If so, please share!

  2. #2
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    Re: GPU hang/error

    You're not alone, bud! I have exactly the same issue with my Lenovo G570 and there are many others reporting the same issue on this forum. There's no fix yet but there are enough people submitting the error reports that *hopefully* there's some attention on this.

    On my side, everyday internet browsing seems to cause the most trouble, especially when using the scroll wheel a lot. I'm thinking to start using Windows more until this is sorted.

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    Re: GPU hang/error

    Hi guys,

    I was having the same issue with my new install as well, check out http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2073060&page=7, Matt_symes provides a link to another discussion which addresses the problem (essentially need to upgrade your kernel), also follow the advise of linusisfast to download PPA drivers, which will ensure everything is up to date, seems that this is a bug with the Sandy Bridges type processors.

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    Re: GPU hang/error

    Yes, it's a real hassle and happens with 12.04 64-bit too. I'm still stuck with booting into an older kernel to avoid freezes. At first I thought my computer had died and I bought a new one only to find that there is nothing wrong with the computer, it's the Ubuntu that's the problem. I can boot into a `Try Ubuntu' live CD and the computer works perfectly but the install from the CD freezes frequently.
    Last edited by stig; April 7th, 2013 at 12:15 PM.

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    Re: GPU hang/error

    Hey CamPsych, thanks for replying to the thread.

    I think I found linusisfast's solution, but where does Matt_symes address the issue, and where is his list of graphics chips? He just links to a seven page thread.

    EDIT: I just installed the x-swat and glasen PPAs as per linusisfast's suggestion, but I still get the error messages.
    Last edited by supratroopa; April 8th, 2013 at 04:17 AM. Reason: update

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