Ubuntu 14.04 LTS screen freezes

Asked by Sil on 2017-02-14

Hi all,

When I used Ubuntu 12.04 I did not have any issues. When I upgraded to 14.04 LTS my screen/desktop freezes almost instantly after logging in. I can sometimes move the mouse pointer and sometimes not. I can ssh to the device and that works fine. Can you please help me to try to find a solution for this. I get this also with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I use a Dell Laptop.

Can you please tell me what extra info I need to provide in order to resolve this issue.

Thank you in advance!

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If you use a non-compoziting session like XFCE or LXDE, is it OK?

Sil (rumor499) said : #2


I have not used Kubuntu or Lubuntu.
I had this issue also with debian too.
It mist have something to do with the drivers.

Just install LXDE, you can do this by pressing CTRL + ALT + F1

Log in there and run:

sudo apt-get install lxde
sudo reboot

Change your session to LXDE at the login page then log in.

Is it OK?

Sil (rumor499) said : #4

Yes this world fine! Thank you very much!

Sil (rumor499) said : #5

Yes this works fine! Thank you very much!