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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In 8 years of running Linux I've never heard of a cooling pad being the culprit to freezing.....but anything's possible.

When does the freeze occur? Just after the kernel loads? Before it boots?

Did it start freezing after an update?

Here's a Google search that I started looking at and reading through to try to help you.

https://www.google.com/search?ei=MhmVXYD-FsKD8gKL54mYCw&q=how+to+fix+freezing+on+ubuntu&oq=how+to+fix+freezing+on+ubuntu&gs_l=psy-ab.12...600.5683..10878...0.2..1.1039.5234.0j5j4j0j2j1j1j1......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i7i30j0i30j0i8i30j33i10.aKre68V-JUA&ved=0ahUKEwiA3-P9xP7kAhXCgVwKHYtzArMQ4dUDCAs
 

Eddie Paul Litz

Active Member
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

Active Member
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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