mysterious system lockups in gutsy

Rick Berger rberger at
Tue Nov 13 04:34:53 UTC 2007

I don't know if this is related but sometimes in Gutsy after Firefox as
been running for 4+ hours everything is sluggish and user memory usage
is way up and it take some work to close it down as well as anything
else. So I'd be interested in hearing any suggestion too.


On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 11:45 -0500, John Baker wrote:
> Hello
> I work on a computer that I built from parts over the summer. For its 
> first four mounts of life it used Kubuntu Edgy without a hitch. But as 
> soon as a installed Gutsy it started randomly locking up. The whole 
> system becomes entirely unresponsive and cannot even be pinged over the 
> network.
> It is the sort of error that I would assume was due to bad memory or 
> something similar but I can reboot to the Edgy partition and run it 
> again without a hitch.
> Also, this happens whether running KDE without compiz or running Gnome 
> with it. (Though both have the proprietary nvidia driver installed so 
> that could be an issue)
> Nothing at all shows up in the system logs at the time of the lockup.
> I'm at a loss as to how to begin diagnosing the problem. Can anyone 
> offer some suggestions?
> Thanks
> John

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