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Fedora 22 randomly freezes

asked 2015-10-03 08:40:38 -0600

sillander gravatar image

updated 2015-11-07 07:12:42 -0600

I recently (one month ago, maybe two) installed Fedora 22 on my 3-years old Sony Vaio VPCF22M1E, with Gnome 3, and everything seems to be working fine so far, except that sometimes, it randomly freezes (this happened twice today). The screen freezes, and keeps showing the last image on the screen. Hitting keys on the keyboard does nothing (even Ctrl-Alt-F1 to F7, or Good ol' Ctrl-Alt-Del)). I was playing a song on Youtube in the background, and surprisingly, the song kept playing. Also, the fan was very quiet, so I do not suspect any heavy activity happening after the screen freezes.

I should also mention that these crashes happen almost every time I resume from suspend. They do not seem to be correlated with any action, and happen after a random time between one and twenty minutes...

Do you have any idea what might be causing the problem?

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: I have noticed that the problem seems to occur mostly when using Google Chrome. Crashes even happen after several hours of normal use, even if I didn't set the computer to sleep during that time... Do you think there might be a link here?

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Welcome to ask.fedora. Have you tried ^Alt-Backspace? This kills the X server, ending your login session and sending you back to he login screen. If you care about how long your computer stays up, it's better than rebooting until somebody finds a proper solution to your issue.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-10-03 12:47:34 -0600 )edit

Well, I didn't know about that! I'll try it next time, and I think it should work, since the problem appears to come from Gnome itself. Thanks!

sillander gravatar imagesillander ( 2015-10-04 03:48:28 -0600 )edit

I have the same problem.

fernote7 gravatar imagefernote7 ( 2015-11-09 09:34:02 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-10-11 15:13:37 -0600

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It might be but I think there are more such bugs.

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