Unity freezes after one or two minutes after log-in

Bug #757387 reported by Walter Garcia-Fontes on 2011-04-11
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Ubuntu started freezing on this machine since Thursday last week, I can only use it for one or two minutes, no particular pattern on what makes it freezes. Last week I could see the mouse cursos but coudn't do anything, today not even the mouse coursor.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 270.30 Fri Feb 25 14:34:55 PST 2011
 GCC version: gcc version 4.5.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.5.2-8ubuntu1)
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,grid,snap,regex,mousepoll,place,imgpng,gnomecompat,move,unitymtgrabhandles,compiztoolbox,wall,vpswitch,animation,resize,session,expo,workarounds,ezoom,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Mon Apr 11 12:50:07 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-04-01 11:43:10.845270
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 nVidia Corporation G84 [Quadro FX 1700] [10de:040f] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:049a]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
InstallationMedia__: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
JockeyStatus: xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Precision WorkStation T3400
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=dadc68cb-c217-4aef-a751-ba0b61137c4a ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
ProcVersionSignature__: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-01 (9 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 06/04/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A09
dmi.board.name: 0TP412
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 7
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA09:bd06/04/2009:svnDellInc.:pnPrecisionWorkStationT3400:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0TP412:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct7:cvr:
dmi.product.name: Precision WorkStation T3400
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110407-0ubuntu2
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu11
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu6
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.10.1-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental 7.10.1-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.1-0ubuntu3
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu6

Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

this may be related to another bug that was fixed with today's upload. could you please update unity to the latest and see if this is still an issue?

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

It seems to be fixed in Unity 3.8.6, I have been working for more than one hour and no freeze.

I talked too fast. I just got the freeze again. X windows is not responding, everything is working fine in the background. The mouse cursor moves around but nothing can be clicked. I killed the session (first generated bug.apport which I attch), tried to log in back to unity and now the session was frozen right from the beginning. Back to Ubuntu classic I got report of Unity crash which I will report separately and duplicate to this bug.

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New

The two crash reports that I got after logging back in, bugs 758462 and 758459 , I'm not sure if they are related to this one. The first one is an Ubuntu One crash and the second one a gnome-disk-utility crash. A duplicate of this second one has been marked as invalid because the use had some stuff of Gnome 3, but I haven't messed around with Gnome 3 at all, at least not consciously.

I think my bug is related #758482

Yours seems to be different, first the graphic cards are note the same, and second, in my case the mouse cursor moves and I can got out from the frozen session with CTRL-ALT F1 or F2.

Right now is really bad, though, it freezes immediately after login into Unity, after I open any application of the launcher or if I click any indicator in the panel.

I can move cursor, for first 1-2 minuts but i can't do anything. I can do CTRL-ALT F1 etc..
After 2-3 minutes freeze cursor and keyboard, and i can't do anything, CTRL-ALT F1 too

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Probably related to bug #757043 .

With the updates received on April 15 these (immediate) freezes seem to have gone away. I've been working for 2 hours with no problem, so I close this bug.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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