Ubuntu 9.04 works fine but all the update versions released after that 9.10, 10.04, 10.10 hangs/freezes while working !!!

Asked by Prakash on 2010-10-16

Hi All there,

I am using Ubuntu for more than 2 years. My first move was with Ubuntu 9.04 and thats works completely fine with my systems. I upgraded to 9.10 with Ubuntu's new release that time, but its not successful that my system gets freezes/hangs while working and I have no other option other than to hard boot it. I even tried a clean installation of 9.10 on blank HDD, but it results the same.
The same scenario repeats with 10.04 and now with 10.10.

Still I am using 9.04 in one of my partition. Sadly I am not able to enjoy its latest versions !!!
I can provide you any sample outputs, file details etc... if you request.
I am very much eager to work in Ubuntu 10.10
Please help.

Prakash R

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9.04 is due to die in 2 weeks too...

Can you restart the X server instead of rebooting (Hard reboots can damage components physically so are not advised).

What video chip do you use?

Prakash (cvrprakash) said : #2

Hi Thanks for your quick response.

The real problem here is my keyboard and mouse freezes and I have no options to type or select any thing from the screen. So I left with only one option hard reboot.
Regarding the video card details - I don't have any separate video card and its inbuilt one.

The details are:
cvrprakashxx@cvrprakashXX:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] RAID bus controller 180 SATA/PATA [SiS] (rev 01)
00:08.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7130 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev 01)
00:0a.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems V.92 56K WinModem (rev 03)
00:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev 80)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter

Hope this helps. Thanks again mate.
Prakash R

Yeah was kinda hoping it wasn't one of those. They can be weird and sometimes need a LOT of work.

If you run:

gksudo gedit /etc/modules

add this at the bottom:


Save the new file and close gedit. If you then reboot it may be a bit nicer. You should also log in and such then press ALT+F2 and run:

metacity --replace

Is it ok then?

Prakash (cvrprakash) said : #4

Thanks Mate.

I did as you said and its seems its working fine in 10.10 !!!
Thanks mate.

Prakash R

Prakash (cvrprakash) said : #5

Hi All,

After working successfully for 2 days, the problem occurred again !!!
While booting in to Ubuntu I am seeing an error which just flicks for a second "something related to sisfb not able to mount" like that.
Any particular output will help you in this?
Please get back to me in case you need any more information from my end.

Prakash R

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