14.04 freezes after upgrade

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 08:51:49 UTC 2014

On 8 November 2014 01:14, Phil G <ssc1861 at verizon.net> wrote:
> 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.

How much RAM have you got?


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