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Old 12-01-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 10.04 after login freeze!


Hi folks, I've a question what could it be that my system freezes some half a minute at startup, just after login? This happens since a few days and before it was starting in 10 - 15 seconds...
Thanks in advance, XuMuK.
 
Old 12-01-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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i have actually been having this problem. The only association i have been able to make with mine is that it only happens when i have either my ipod or external HDD plugged into my computer. Idk if this is the case for you, but it is the only suggestion i have at this point.
 
Old 12-01-2010, 10:46 PM   #3
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Define "freeze". What do you see when it freezes? Is the screen blank? Is the logon prompt still displayed?
What happens when you hit the caps-lock or num-lock? Do the lights respond?
Can you reach a command prompt by using ctrl+alt+F1?

We're going to need to figure out what has frozen before we can fix it. I'm wondering whether the whole system has locked up (kernel panic), or if the problem is the X session or desktop manager. It is possible for an external device to trigger problems like this, but I've not seen it myself.

There is some possibility that it could be a hardware issue, or that reinstalling may be your easiest solution. It's impossible to tell without further information.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 12:31 AM   #4
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remove compiz
 
Old 12-02-2010, 02:54 AM   #5
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Care to share what's going on with the rest of the class? Is there a recent problem with Compiz? Your post is so short it's cryptic.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 03:41 AM   #6
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I apologize for not giving a reason. I don't know how old his machine is but I have an older machine and If I could get past the login screen my system would freeze, no icons no menu-bar, just screensaver.

This is my post from that issue:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ive-cd-838018/

Like I said I apologize.
Hopefully this resolves their problem, if it doesn't they can reinstall it. Then they can decide if they want to find a way to make it work on their machine.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 05:50 PM   #7
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i have actually been having this problem. The only association i have been able to make with mine is that it only happens when i have either my ipod or external HDD plugged into my computer. Idk if this is the case for you, but it is the only suggestion i have at this point.
no, I think this isn't my case, because it happens even when everything is unplugged...

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Define "freeze". What do you see when it freezes? Is the screen blank? Is the logon prompt still displayed?
What happens when you hit the caps-lock or num-lock? Do the lights respond?
Can you reach a command prompt by using ctrl+alt+F1?

We're going to need to figure out what has frozen before we can fix it. I'm wondering whether the whole system has locked up (kernel panic), or if the problem is the X session or desktop manager. It is possible for an external device to trigger problems like this, but I've not seen it myself.

There is some possibility that it could be a hardware issue, or that reinstalling may be your easiest solution. It's impossible to tell without further information.
Freeze means that I see themes default desktop background with no even panels nor my chosen desktop picture for long time... after it works pretty fine! and yes, I can reach tty

P.S. About compiz: why in this case it was starting before double faster and compiz was one of the first things I've installed ?

P.P.S. Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz 4Gb DDR3 NVidia 8600m GS 256Mb

Last edited by xumuk; 12-03-2010 at 05:54 PM.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 06:00 PM   #8
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I suggest creating another user. Log in graphically with the new account. If it works, the problem is in your user profile. If not, then the problem lies elsewhere.

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after it works pretty fine!
So it only freezes temporarily? Sounds like something is timing out.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 05:09 AM   #9
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So it only freezes temporarily? Sounds like something is timing out.
Yes, that's the case.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 01:06 PM   #10
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I've got the same issue with Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 on my eee 900 (yes it's kinda underpowered in the first place) Seems like only the mouse freezes, notifications still "pop" and the after about 15 sec clears up.

The one thing I have noticed is that it usually coincides with Update Manager starting after login after a cold boot. I just chalked it up to the CPU maxing out on my lowly 900

Try turning off auto updates and see if it helps
 
  


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