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  1. #1
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    Freezing

    Hello guys,
    I'm having an issue for the last couple of days. My computer freezes randomly and the only thing I can do while it freezes is to move the mouse courser (the courser moves with a great delay and I can't do nothing with it), so each time I have to restart the computer.

    Can somebody help me please ?

    Thank you !

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    Re: Freezing

    Hi

    Take a look in the log files. Look at

    Code:
    /var/log/syslog
    and

    Code:
    /var/log/dmesg
    That may provide some clues as to what is happening.

    Open a terminal and keep an instance of htop running. Look for any runaway processes. Do the same with iotop.


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    Re: Freezing

    Thanks for the quick response. It seems that the logs (syslog) are not saved, It shows the logs from the last time I have logged in. How can I change it ?

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    Re: Freezing

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Int3rSys View Post
    Thanks for the quick response. It seems that the logs (syslog) are not saved, It shows the logs from the last time I have logged in. How can I change it ?
    That's odd as they are saved on a default Ubuntu installation.

    Did you do anything to the logs ? It may be they are not being saved because of the freezing.

    If so that will make it harder to track down. Please double check the log files are there or not.

    Can you post the output of

    Code:
    ls -l var/log
    and

    Code:
    date
    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; April 18th, 2013 at 10:50 PM.
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    Re: Freezing

    for the /var/logs:

    Code:
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   15674 Apr 18 22:13 alternatives.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   23093 Mar 30 13:00 alternatives.log.1
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root    6350 Feb 28 22:08 alternatives.log.2.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm        0 Apr 18 16:46 apport.log
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      897 Apr 18 16:26 apport.log.1
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      446 Apr 16 00:10 apport.log.2.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      288 Apr 14 21:44 apport.log.3.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      260 Apr 14 21:24 apport.log.4.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      220 Apr 12 12:47 apport.log.5.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      274 Apr 11 21:07 apport.log.6.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      261 Mar 28 17:19 apport.log.7.gz
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Apr  1 08:04 apt
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    59268 Apr 19 08:48 auth.log
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    32694 Apr 14 21:23 auth.log.1
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm     4073 Apr 11 19:38 auth.log.2.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm     5516 Mar 31 07:30 auth.log.3.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm     1656 Mar 27 14:17 auth.log.4.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm       31 Oct 17  2012 boot
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root    3035 Apr 18 22:35 boot.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   49450 Oct 17  2012 bootstrap.log
    -rw-rw---- 1 root              utmp       0 Apr  1 08:05 btmp
    -rw-rw---- 1 root              utmp       0 Mar  1 07:41 btmp.1
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Apr  1 08:05 ConsoleKit
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Apr 19 07:56 cups
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Feb 28 23:21 dist-upgrade
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm    65272 Apr 18 22:35 dmesg
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm    66203 Apr 18 22:08 dmesg.0
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm    15755 Apr 18 16:24 dmesg.1.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm    16240 Apr 16 18:45 dmesg.2.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm    15835 Apr 16 16:19 dmesg.3.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 root              adm    16263 Apr 16 00:39 dmesg.4.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root  188493 Apr 18 22:13 dpkg.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root  461208 Mar 30 13:02 dpkg.log.1
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root  118775 Feb 28 23:21 dpkg.log.2.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   32032 Mar 29 22:54 faillog
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root    3747 Feb 28 23:21 fontconfig.log
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Oct 17  2012 fsck
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Oct 12  2012 hp
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Feb 23 10:45 installer
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm  1195332 Apr 18 22:35 kern.log
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm   344531 Apr 14 21:24 kern.log.1
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm   144373 Apr 11 19:38 kern.log.2.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    43838 Mar 31 00:00 kern.log.3.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    38336 Mar 27 13:56 kern.log.4.gz
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root              utmp  292292 Mar 29 22:54 lastlog
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Apr 18 22:35 lightdm
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm        0 Feb 23 10:49 mail.err
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm        0 Feb 23 10:49 mail.log
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Feb 23 10:49 news
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root     861 Feb 23 11:44 nvidia-installer.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   85602 Apr 18 22:35 pm-powersave.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   87649 Mar 31 23:51 pm-powersave.log.1
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root     904 Feb 28 23:38 pm-powersave.log.2.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root       0 Mar 29 23:48 pycentral.log
    drwxr-x--- 3 root              adm     4096 Apr 14 21:26 samba
    drwx------ 2 speech-dispatcher root    4096 Aug 21  2012 speech-dispatcher
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm     2340 Apr 19 08:33 syslog
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm   298315 Apr 19 07:55 syslog.1
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    78433 Apr 18 16:46 syslog.2.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm   111196 Apr 16 00:53 syslog.3.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm     3463 Apr 15 07:43 syslog.4.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    27896 Apr 14 21:26 syslog.5.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    40950 Apr 13 07:41 syslog.6.gz
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    25508 Apr 12 07:38 syslog.7.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root  344799 Apr 18 22:35 udev
    -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm        0 Feb 23 10:49 ufw.log
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Feb 23 11:12 unattended-upgrades
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root   12288 Apr 19 07:56 upstart
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root    1293 Mar  1 12:19 vbox-install.log
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Apr 18 22:35 vmware
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   74406 Apr 15 13:19 vmware-installer
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root  227428 Apr 18 22:35 vnetlib
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root              utmp   89856 Apr 18 23:58 wtmp
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root              utmp  100224 Mar 31 23:51 wtmp.1
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   26913 Apr 19 00:27 Xorg.0.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   26079 Apr 18 22:09 Xorg.0.log.old
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   41637 Feb 23 11:42 Xorg.1.log
    date:
    Code:
    Fri Apr 19 08:50:16 IDT 2013
    Last edited by matt_symes; April 19th, 2013 at 07:43 AM.

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    Re: Freezing

    Hi

    Open a terminal and type

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install pastebinit
    Code:
    cat /var/log/syslog | pastebinit
    Post the link generated and someone will take a look at the log file for you.

    Kind regards
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    Re: Freezing

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5720780/

    Thank you very much, greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Freezing

    i have had freezing issue and i added "pci=nomsi" in grub.conf
    since that moment (january 2013) the system works perfect!
    (ubuntu 12.04)
    dell inspiron 1521, AMD Turion, ATI mobility radeon x1270.

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    Re: Freezing

    Hi

    Nothing really in the logs.

    This a virtual machine or running on bare metal ?

    Kind regards
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    Re: Freezing

    Bare metal. I also have an issue with updates, that I think maybe has to do with the freezing. Sometimes a red triangle exclamation mark pop's up saying the the machine is not updated but it is. Maybe that is what causing the freezing ?

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