Number of bugs in Ubuntu 13.04

Bruno Girin brunogirin at
Tue May 7 23:14:52 UTC 2013

Hi Gabor,

I've had all the problems you describe except #4.

For #1 I doubt it's an issue with RAM or swap as I've had it on a machine
with 8GB RAM that was only running a couple of applications. I suspect it
may be a remnant of the GPU hang issue with Intel integrated graphics [1]
but I don't know how to analyse the problem to confirm that.

For #2 and #3, the intermittent nature of the problem seems to suggest a
race condition in startup and shutdown. I have no idea what package to
report that against nor do I know how to debug that sort of problems.

Maybe someone on the QA team can help with suggestions on how to




On 6 May 2013 22:20, Gabor Toth < at> wrote:

>  Yea, that is how far I got with my guessing.  4 GB RAM should be enough,
> especially as I have 6 or 8 GB Swap.  Never before did I run out of that.
> Anyhow, as I said I would be willing to file the reports, just need a hint
> under what package do I do it.  This is why I wrote here.  If there is
> another list I should write to please let me know too.  I am willing to put
> time and work into this so it can be fixed for all  (including me of course ;-)
> )
> G
>  On 05/06/2013 11:16 PM, Jackson Doak wrote:
> sorry, i don't know. i'm guessing "1" was a lack of RAM/Swap
> On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 7:13 AM, Gabor Toth < at> wrote:
>>  Hi Jason,
>> Any suggestion under what package do I file the bug?  I have actually no
>> idea what, especially on point 1, I do not know what froze the system up.
>> Same on 2 and 3.  On 4 I guess that is the Alsa package, or something
>> else?  Can you give me some suggestions?
>> Thanks.
>> G
>>  On 05/06/2013 11:09 PM, Jackson Doak wrote:
>> file bugs for everything, then try and see if they affect quantal or
>> saucy as well.
>> use "ubuntu-bug PACKAGE" to file bugs.
>>  On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 7:07 AM, Gabor Toth < at> wrote:
>>>  I have been running 12.10 and it was very stable for me.  Then recently
>>> upgraded to 13.04 and while the upgrade went well and I like the new stuff
>>> and changes (not a lot, but still nice) there a number of bugs which I was
>>> a bit startled about and did not know what bug report to file or how to go
>>> about reporting it.  I have some time I could spend helping on the fixing
>>> of these and thus please feel free to shoot at me things that I should do
>>> to provide more data or test things and so on.  As a general data I am
>>> running UBUNTU 13.04 on a Dell Inspirion 17R with 4 Gb RAM.  I also have an
>>> external screen, an LG small flat screen TV connected through HDMI.  Here
>>> is the list:
>>>    1. Since installation the system froze up entirely 3 times.  The
>>>    last time I had Google Chrome, GIMP, Libreoffice Writer open and I was just
>>>    talking on Skype.  The whole system froze but I could still continue speak
>>>    on Skype - it was weird.  Nothing worked from there.  The mouse moved, but
>>>    no response to clicks.  Tried Ctrl+Alt+F1 - no response, beside some hard
>>>    disk activity, but no change on the screen.  Then tried Ctrl+Alt+Del a
>>>    number of times and beside some hard disk activity, no change - or actually
>>>    the mouse cursor have disappeared.  Had to do a total hard shutdown with
>>>    the power button kept in for 5 sec.  The system started up normal after.
>>>    2. Not sure if related to the above, but two times I had a problem
>>>    with shutting the system down.  I clicked on shut down however during the
>>>    shut down sequence the system froze or at least did not continue.  The
>>>    "dots" kept moving like something is still happening, but no hard disk
>>>    activity, nor anything for a long time.  Once by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del I
>>>    managed to get the system to restart and then could shut it down properly
>>>    but the other time I had to use the power button to power off.  Weird.
>>>    3. Once I had a problem to start the system up.  The graphical
>>>    screen disappeared and only some text was left on the screen, seemingly
>>>    frozen.  Then I switched to text mode with Ctrl+Alt+F1, that worked and
>>>    immediately back to graphical (F7) and I got the graphical login screen and
>>>    all went fine.
>>>    4. There seems to be a bug with the sound system.  Originally it
>>>    worked fine except the fact that I could not direct the sound to the
>>>    external screen through the HDMI cable.  Seemingly the sound did not
>>>    recognize that it is there.  Then sometimes after powering the system up I
>>>    only gout a "Dummy Output" and no sound at all.  I Googled it and found a
>>>    solution of re-installing the Alsa sound system and that stabilized the
>>>    sound, it works all the time now, but still no way to use the HDMI output.
>>>    I am getting a scratchy sound when Skype starts but later on the call sound
>>>    quality is perfect and also playback sound from all sources (Youtube,
>>>    Banshee, etc.) are good.
>>> These are the stuff that came with the upgrade to 13.04.  Previously on
>>> 12.04 and 12.10 the system was working fine and stably and would like to
>>> put some work into making it again that stable - need some directions
>>> though.  I can file bug reports or attach files or anything needed and help
>>> out on the testing just need some directions.
>>> Thanks a lot.
>>> Best,
>>> Gabor
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