Ubuntu freezes randomly

Pat Brown pat.mysterywriter at gmail.com
Sun May 25 11:11:50 UTC 2008

Tony Arnold wrote:
> Pat,
> Aaron wrote:
>> Pat Brown wrote:
>>> I have a problem with Ubuntu freezing for no apparent reason. It's not 
>>> like I'm running any RAM intensive programs - this morning I had 
>>> Konquerer open, Thunderbird and OpenOffice. Konquerer was on The Weather 
>>> Network looking at the long range forecast, and the whole system froze. 
>>> I can't do anything except a hard reboot. I can't even open a terminal. 
>>> I'm fully patched. I'm on a a Compaq Presario C700, with 512 MB and1.73 
>>> Ghz. Even when it's not freezing it often slows down and the screen will 
>>> gray out for several seconds before coming back. When it's in this state 
>>> I can't do anything.
> Just a wild guess, but do you have a swap file? You can check by running
> 	swapon -s
> in a terminal.
> Regards,
> Tony.


/dev/sda5 partition 1477940 248948 -1

Pat Brown
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