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Sad to say the update I did recently did not correct the problem of Unity freezing on me. I had opened it up to launch browser, in this case 'Opera Next', here is where I may have made my mistake? I wanted to place Opera Next on the launch bar but instead of waiting I had the idea that if I right clicked the icon there it would give me the option to place it on the launch bar but all I got was a frozen/crash screen/system.
I know Opera Next is not supported by Ubuntu. It just happened the freeze occurred when I right clicked on it, a coincidence perhaps but whatever you want to call Ubuntu with unity did freeze. Ubuntu continuing to periodically freeze should not happen regardless of the browser or any Application when Dash is being used.
I don't have Opera installed, just a standard installation and mine freezes.
I did a fresh install of 12.4 yesterday (comes with the book - I'm going through a "teach myself about linux and know what I'm doing" phase!), it ran fine until I updated, then it froze within an hour or so. I mentioned previously that I first noticed this after the 12/10 update - could it be that some bug was introduced at this time? I don't know the answer, but I'll persevere until I've worked through the "Ubuntu Made Easy" book then try something else.
Something bizarre just happened. I was watching a video (OSfirsttimer) on YouTube, when Dash opened and everything froze. I had to power off from the Tower then power back up. I did not clicked on the Dash icon on the launcher bar. the only thing I had done prior to going to Youtube, using Firefx was install the Unity Tweak Tool.
Once back an running I opened Firefox and insead of the normal Ubuntu start screen it opened Firefox an the YouTube video, exacty where it had froze.
Is it possible or probable that my installing the Unity Tweak Tool was a factor in the freeze? I don't know but with what has happened I have to wonder? In any case of twenty year old single Malt Scotch, for me Unity was a big mistake for Ubuntu.
Last edited by herakles_14; 08-19-2013 at 09:39 AM.
Those freezes/crashes/lockups you say you had with Ubuntu, dd they happen when you had Unity or did they hapen wih other desktop environments such as; gnome (2 or version 3+) or xfce?. Or did they happened reagrdles of which Ubuntu you happened to have or which desktop environment?
The freeze is back albeit temporary. Yesterday, I simply opened Bash and before I could do anything the whole screen froze. As with every other time I had to power off from the tower then restart. Again as with the other times I was using Unity as my desktop environment. I generally have no problem with Unity with Ubuntu except....
I just opened Dash, sorry for the mistake in my last posting in calling it Bash, to check the software updater. I did not get even that far. It would seem that the moment I clicked Dash the entire system froze. Unity had been working well since my last posting of the 11th of September, some twelve days ago. I've not had any such problems when I've used a Gnome desktop environment.
Since I know I'm not the only one who has had similar problems and I am sure or fairly sure there have been those who have made mention fo this to Ubuntu. I have to wonder whether the new Ubuntu 13.10 release will have corrected this dilemma.
As with the other times I was compelled to power off my PC using the power button on my Tower. I logged in with Unity but may not stay with it. Going to click Dash to check the Software Updater and while doing so have my toes crossed.
Tossing this out there. Are you using Banshee by chance? I was having the exact same problem on 13.O4 unity and Debian Stable (Wheezy) in gnome shell. For me banshee is the only real common thing to both of them. Stopped running banshee for awhile and it hasn't frozen up on me yet on either install.
I was back with Unity, fool that I am, and clicked on the Dash icon it opened and immediatey froze. The same scenario followed with me clicking here and there and everywhere in the vain hope something would work. As in all the previous times all this was to no avail and I again had to power off using the Tower button and then reboot. I am in the Gnome Fallback for this entry.
It has only been a couple days since the last freeze,that is too soon. Here I am now thinking that this freeze is going to a regular occurence?
Last edited by herakles_14; 09-26-2013 at 04:30 PM.