Why does my computer freeze so much with the latest Linux Kernel?

George Monroe August 11, 2012

Ever since 2.6# kernel, almost every distro I have tried has lead to system freezes. I unfortunately never checked the logs. It seems to be related to closing web pages. Sabayon has been the worst, Ubuntu, and also PC BSD. Has anyone else had the same experience?

  1. Reý Aetar
    August 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    revert to the old kernel

  2. Timothy Liem
    August 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I never get the problem you got. try using the latest (3.5.0) coz it has much more improvements. currently I use Ubuntu Precise with kernel 3.4.0 and experience nothing bad.

    • George Monroe
      August 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

      ok i will check my kernel, thanks for the replys, the only kernel mod i know that comes close is "nomodeset" and that will not let the nvidia driver be used to its capabilities, if i remember correctly, so i will try the latest kernel first.

  3. Dalsan
    August 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Sometimes certain kernals wind up not playing nice with certain systems, as I have learned with changing kernals in Android on my phone. It would be best to revert back to a previous kernal if you are getting that many problems. You might also be able to find modified 2.6 kernals to see if they might behave better, though there may be a chance of getting worse symptoms than you are having now.

  4. susendeep dutta
    August 11, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Try reverting back to previous kernel version.