14.04 freezes after upgrade

Phil G ssc1861 at verizon.net
Sat Nov 8 01:14:00 UTC 2014

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM, Linda <haniganwork at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Thanks for the suggestion to run Firefox from terminal. I don't have
> access to the machine tonight, but I will try that.
> I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and it had gnome flashback with
> Compriz and gnome flashback with Meta City as options.
> Since a few of the machines I run are quite old they do not like unity and
> compriz but ran fine with gnome classic in 12.04 so
> I just made them all that way. Plus honestly I prefer gnome classic and
> most of my users do not like change. This was my trial run
> for doing upgrades instead of clean installs it saves a lot of time. I've
> always just done clean installs before to move to a new LTS version.
>                       Linda
I experience the same with Firefox and Chrome.  I first installed Ubuntu
Gnome 14.04LTS, and thought the problem was with Ubuntu Gnome.  So I
reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and then installed Gnome (because I like gnome
better than unity.)  I experience the same problem with the browsers.

It appears to eventually run out of memory and/or connections.  Pages with
a lot of ads or other connections (like TV news sites) seem to the main
culprits.  The disk activity light stays solid.  Sometimes when this
happens, I can wait and eventually get the "page isn't responding" message
with the option to kill it (this is in Chrome.)  However, as soon as the
error box displays, the disk activity light goes off and the computer has
available resources.  Usually, that does not happen.  Once it locks up, it
is locked up for good and no way to recover save hard booting.

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