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Thread: System freeze help

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    System freeze help

    I have been running Xubuntu 14.04 for several weeks without a problem. Last night I did a dist-upgrade and my keyboard and mouse froze, and the cap lock key started flashing. I did a cold reboot and tried apt-get dist-upgrade again...I received the message that I needed to run sudo dpkg --configure -a.
    I have tried running that command and also sudo dpkg --force -all --configure -a, but each time I do, the system freezes at this:
    Setting up libc6:amd64 (2.18-0ubuntu5)...
    Then the system needs to be rebooted.
    If I don't try to fix the problem, the system works OK, but, obviously, I can't leave it like this. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: System freeze help

    I get a kernel panic at the same upgrade and the system freezes as well.

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    Re: System freeze help

    and I have the exact same problem

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    Re: System freeze help

    Same thing with Kubuntu. Flashing keyboard lights and system freeze.
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    Re: System freeze help

    Hmmm. Fixed since?

    No problems here on Kubuntu. Updating Ubuntu right now.

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    Re: System freeze help

    Same problem here on Kubuntu/Ubuntu (tried now). Maybe it's because of trusty-proposed updates enabled?
    @QIII: do you have trusty-proposed updates enabled? And did you try "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade"?

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    Re: System freeze help

    No proposed, and yes dist-upgrade.

    Edit: Ubuntu worked fine, too. Might just be something in trusty-proposed.
    Last edited by QIII; January 16th, 2014 at 06:37 AM.

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    Re: System freeze help

    Yes, it seems problem with proposed updates. I've disabled and update wanted to repair. But if anyone try DON'T DO IT or you will destroy your system. It have problem with dependiences, and wants to remove about 989 packets (with apt and many importatnt other). So i don't have solution for now, only waiting for repair in proposed updates. Surely downgrade of some packets would help, but i don't know which and how. Unpleasant situation.
    Last edited by Kootee; January 16th, 2014 at 06:52 AM.

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    Re: System freeze help

    I am the OP. Thanks to Kootee for identifying the problem. I unchecked "proposed" and then ran
    "sudo apt-get update" and then
    "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" and then
    "sudo apt-get -f install" and the problem is fixed.
    It did not remove packages...it did install 3 new ones.
    Thanks Kootee!

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    Re: System freeze help

    Just a note to those that don't post here, or read this sub-forum regularly, proposed is now used to store packages while waiting for dependencies to build. It is not advised to have proposed enabled, unless you really know what you are doing.

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