"I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a custom AMD machine. My OS boots properly
and works fine for a while, but then will freeze seemingly at random.
The first couple of times it happened I thought it was just a normal
lockup and just performed hard restarts, but then I noticed the computer
was acting strangely while it was frozen. The mouse and keyboard both
fail to work during these freezes, but yet the computer is clearly still
working. I decided as an experiment to open up my system monitor and
then wait for the lockup. Sure enough, after the mouse and keyboard
froze, the system monitor continued to log processor function and
network function as well, just at a reduced framerate. I decided to just
let it do its thing for a while. The screen soon fell asleep, and
occasionally it would awaken just to show my blank wallpaper, still not
responding to mouse movement or keystrokes.
I don't know for sure yet, but this could be an issue related to high
network volume. I had to use ndiswrapper to get my Netgear WNA3100
working, and it works fine (other than this freeze glitch which may or
may not even be related). However, it could be a network volume issue
because it froze a few times when I was attempting to install massive
system updates at first (this is a new system) and its freezing now,
perhaps due to my near full dropbox automatically downloading all of my
My computer is a custom build. It is running Ubuntu 12.04 x64.
Gigabyte mobo, AMD FX-4100 CPU, 8 gb matched RAM DDR3, a 64 gb SSD,
and for graphics a NVIDIA GTS450. As I already mentioned my wireless
card is a Netgear WNA3100 usb.
There are no hardware problems, its a relatively new system and my Win7
install works fine."
Lusertec, he mentioned the word 'hardware' so get in here and make an
excuse for the slopware.
"Linux just works and doesn't break in interesting ways like that other
lying cola idiot