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How to fix OS freezing?

asked 2016-09-19 10:28:07 -0500

Hello guys,

I ve been using Linux distributions, specifically Ubuntu and Fedora for about 6 months and since then I had never had any kind of issue that I could not solve easily. However, for the past two weeks I can't get the problem of frozen screen solved... Whenever I am coding, browsing or whatever it crashes with no logs, requiring boot.

Does someone know what to do?

Ps: I tried to install nvidia drivers, but it did not work

My settings: Amd fx 8350 8gb ram Corsair 700 w Nvidia 650 Ti boost

OS: fedora 24

I have faced the same issue on Ubuntu 16.04

Thank you.

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answered 2016-09-19 16:59:33 -0500

vedalken gravatar image

Additional info under /var/log/messages and /var/log/Xorg.0.log would be useful. What kind of graphic driver you installed? Be as detailed as possible.

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answered 2018-01-27 16:19:47 -0500

This problem with all Intel bay trail processors and to fix it you need to add intelidle.maxcstate=1 to grub for fedora follow this link to add it if it failed so do that open terminal then write


type your passowrd

gedit etc/default/grub


 GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rhgb quiet"

and make it

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rhgb quiet intel_idle.max_cstate=1"

then save and reboot

for Ubuntu the same or you can flow this link

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Without running grub2-mkconfig this change will not take effect, even after reboot. On Ubunto, you have the update-grub to do this, but on Fedora you have to run grub2-mkconfig directly.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-01-30 00:40:16 -0500 )edit

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