Number of bugs in Ubuntu 13.04

Gabor Toth at
Wed May 8 09:57:12 UTC 2013

Hi Bruno,

Thanks.  Sounds correct.  Would be good to have some idea under what
package to file those bugs.


On 05/08/2013 01:14 AM, Bruno Girin wrote:
> 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
> investigate?
> [1]
> Cheers,
> Bruno
> On 6 May 2013 22:20, Gabor Toth < at
> < 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
>>     < 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 < 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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