[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu 12.04 behaviour

Robert Holm robhholm at lantic.net
Mon May 28 19:01:30 UTC 2012

On 05/28/2012 06:35 PM, Jan Greeff wrote:
> Thanks Robin.
> 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.
> Jan
> 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 
>>> machines.
>>> Are there any suggestions about where to from here?
>>> Jan
I had exactly the same condition, particularly using Firefox, to the 
extent that I also considered switching to chrome, but then, 
mysteriously, it just came right and It hasn't happened again for over 
two weeks now. Very strange.


>> 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.
>> Robin

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