[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu 12.04 behaviour
jan at verslank.net
Mon May 28 16:35:37 UTC 2012
I will do a memtest as suggested by Lee but frankly I think it is too
much of a coincidence, starting on two machines simultaneously when
installing 12.04. Neither of them had similar symptoms beforhand.
On 28/05/2012 18:27, Robin Bownes wrote:
> On 05/28/2012 05:59 PM, Jan Greeff wrote:
>> Since doing a new install of Ubuntu 12.04 from CD's burnt from images
>> that I received from a local computer shop, the owner of which is a
>> keen Ubuntu user, my system has been freezing regularly at the drop
>> of a hat. The screen goes gray and everything freezes for a few
>> seconds but sometimes it lasts for a few minutes.
>> It seems to happen at any time, during Thunderbird mail operations,
>> Libre Office documents, software centre operations, browsing, etc.
>> It is happening on the 64 bit installation on my machine as well as
>> on the 32 bit installation on the one that my wife is using.
>> I followed up the installation by running upgrade and update on both
>> Are there any suggestions about where to from here?
> I've also been experiencing similar problems on my 32 bit
> installation. They have improved somewhat since I substituted Google
> Chrome browser for FireFox. (I had begun to notice that I was
> beginning to get a lot of script errors from Firefox) However, the
> problem is not completely solved.
> I use Gimp for all of my photo manipulation, and have noticed that one
> or two of the built-in Gimp tools have a considerable delay between
> appearing on the screen and when they become usable. (application
> screen greys and mouse clicks have no effect within the application)
> I've been using Ubuntu & Gimp for my photo editing for years, and this
> is the first time that I've experienced this problem. Not sure if this
> is the same problem, but it looks and feels similar.
> Not sure whether it has anything to do with anything, but I am having
> trouble (along with many other people, it would seem) with Samba 4.0,
> which installed itself, in alpha version, somewhere along the line.
> This causes errors when I un/install applications. I suppose it is
> conceivable that it is causing other problems as well.
> I'd also be really keen to hear if any of the boffins can shed some
> light on this.
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