Hello to everyone!
it's been happening for about 2 weeks that ubuntu (installed on a laptop sony vaio sve1513q1es) randomly frezees (mouse and keyboard are blocked, I can't switch to alt+ctrl+f1 and nothing else...the only thing I can do is turn off the pc brutally).
I've been trying many things:
first of all even if my computer is a 64 bit I installed the 32 bit version (because there were some unknown problems with 64 bit cd installation)...
could this be a problem?
Thus, I avoid using the -pae kernel and I'm actually using 3.2.0-41-generic.
I thought the problem was the wifi device (I have another sony pc where wifi device created problems) and so everytime I turn on the pc I perform:
sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off
and I installed the wireless backported drivers.
but this doesn't solve the problem either...
Then I read that google chrome browser causes the pc to freeze and so I uninstalled it.
The results are that my laptop seems to work correctly only with 3.2.0-41-generic and mozilla firefox.
Moreove using the newest kernel pae it blocks...both with google chrome and without google chrome.
So...what I can do to solve all this?
I'd really like to use Chrome because I'm developping a GWT aplication and I would prefere to use Chrome instead of Mozilla...
and why can't I use the pae kernel? (for ezample linux-image-3.2.0-42-generic-pae)
Please, if you can help me I would be very grateful to you!