I have only recently started using eOS and am loving it. But every once in a while, the entire os freezes. I am unable to access tty, the cursor does not move, nothing works and I have to do a hard reboot.

I am dual booting Windows 11 and eOS 6.1. The freezes are happening when I have a lot of Firefox and chromium tabs open.

I also mostly use an external monitor with the Laptop lid down.

Since the GPU was pulling a lot of power I switched to Intel integrated Graphics:

glxinfo|egrep "OpenGL vendor|OpenGL renderer"

This gives the output:

OpenGL vendor string: Intel
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2)

Some system information:

OS: elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir x86_64
Kernel: 5.13.0-28-generic
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q

Please let me know what further information would be necessary to diagnose and fix the issue. I really do not want to go back to Kubuntu.

This seems to be an old unaddressed issue as well: eos-hera-freezes-every-day-several-times-a-day

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Same here. Having eOS 6.1, randomly freezes couple times per day. I only have eOS6.1 in my MacBook Air, Dual-Core Intel® Core™ i5-3427U CPU @ 1.80GHz.

However, this is quite new feauture (2-3 weeks or so). Never happened with eOS 6.0 but cannot say that this is related to the upgrade.


Sry, linux noob here. eOS 6.1 has been running (more or less) flawlessly for about five months now. Only issue I had in the past was that sometimes it froze. This happened once to a few times a week. If I wait long enough it just continues... sometimes. But I sometimes am an impatient person, so I reboot. After a cold restart and reboot I see the notification for "new updates available". Always after a freeze/reboot. This can't be a coincidence IMHO.

But OT, I have been having this same issue since today... total freeze after what feels like the same amount of time (like 15 min. after boot or so). But I have eOS installed on an encrypted drive and run Virtual Box on eOS for other OSes.

Keyboard/Mouse dead, so no way to access tty or do the reboot-thing (that ain't working anyway).

Is there like a log one can dig into? Or some program that one can run that logs everything in real time until the point of failure?

thx love n peace

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