Linux Freezes Randomly

Eddie Paul Litz

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My Linux has been freezing randomly. Could a cooling pad cause it to freeze? I had my New 1 TB Hard Drive formatted to work w/ all systems & devices. Could it still cause my system to freeze up?
 


Alexzee

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Eddie Paul Litz

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I did a System Restore w/ SystemBack & it seems to be doing fine for right now even w/ my cooling pad & external drive. I'll save that link if it happens again.
 

Alexzee

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Glad to hear a System Restore helped.

Have a look through the dmesg log it may reveal what's causing the freezing.

When I was new to Linux I didn't know that a driver had to be installed for the GPU and my system would lock up all the time. Not sure if that's your issue or not:-

Installing the driver for your GPU may help. (if you haven't already)
To find out what GPU you have run:
lspci | grep -i VGA
 

Eddie Paul Litz

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Glad to hear a System Restore helped.

Have a look through the dmesg log it may reveal what's causing the freezing.

When I was new to Linux I didn't know that a driver had to be installed for the GPU and my system would lock up all the time. Not sure if that's your issue or not:-

Installing the driver for your GPU may help. (if you haven't already)
To find out what GPU you have run:
lspci | grep -i VGA
I don't know what the cause was but I don't think that a missing driver was the issue though. There were no drivers in the Software & Updates panel.
 


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