[xubuntu-users] xubuntu goes crazy

Fred Roller fredroller66 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 17:48:14 UTC 2014

On 04/27/2014 10:45 PM, c. marlow wrote:
> hi folks,
> so after 4 days of being up xubuntu 12.04 decides to go nuts
> 1. when clicking on icons it highlights all icons on the desktop
> 2. when clicking a folder it shows an OPEN menu not letting me double click
> 3. when logging out the log in screen wont take my password and gets
> elongated across the screen
> i do use standby at night when i am not on the computer. and its on
> during the day
> computer is fully up to code with updates
> i have not modified anything everything is still stock xubuntu 12.04
> as in repo list etc hasnt been touched
> rebooting everything seems ok for now...
> any ideas of why it would just go crazy all of a sudden?
> thanks,
> christopher
Try this for a night or so... through power management and screensaver 
both ensure all options to go to suspend, sleep, hibernate, etc is 
turned off so the system won't automatically go to sleep.  This may 
include adjusting the xorg.conf file as described on this list a week or 
so ago.  Then at night manually "Lock Screen" and turn off the monitor 
to conserve power (assuming this is a desktop or attached monitor).  If 
it can go a night or two without going catawampus then we know it's the 

reasoning... I have had issues with any form of hibernate (suspend, 
sleep, etc.) on any OS that I don't even bother.  Locking the screen 
does not seem to affect my system so it is my work around which is all 
it is; a work around.  If this proves out to be the suspend or sleep 
mode then we at least have a direction towards a solution.

- Fred

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