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|0002546||Kali Linux||[All Projects] General Bug||public||2015-08-16 02:24||2016-05-30 07:22|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0002546: Kali Linux 2.0 momentarily freezing (Except Mouse) Gnome 3.14|
|Description||As described here: https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?26536-Kali-Linux-2-0-Freezing-%28Except-Mouse%29-Gnome-3-14, I am also experiencing momentary lockups. They feel like memory/CPU spikes as the issue doesn't last more than a minute.|
|Steps To Reproduce||As others in the previously mentioned thread have posted, it's not an easy issue to reproduce but am happy to run any commands and report back with results.|
|Additional Information||A few people have posted specs here with memtests if it helps: https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?26536-Kali-Linux-2-0-Freezing-%28Except-Mouse%29-Gnome-3-14|
I am also having the same issue. For me the display except for the mouse freezes indefinitely. I don't know if its related, but I am noticing the freezes with programs that don't use the system standard window frame, ie custimized close buttons... I was using iceweasle just fine, but when I opened chrome alongside iceweasle, it wasnt but 2 seconds to a hard freeze.
Edit: I did play around to try to see what actions were causing it. There is definitely something going on with non system windows... I set chrome options to use system window settings and it made a significant difference. There were freezes, but they weren't hard freezes, they would resolve in a few seconds. I did not try any other programs as I ran out of time, but as I try them I'll list the effects here
I believe tracker-store is to blame.
I notice the service using a load more CPU when git cloning a large repo (eg. metasploit)
Forum posting: https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?26536-Kali-Linux-2-0-Freezing-%28Except-Mouse%29-Gnome-3-14
Possible useful information: https://askubuntu.com/questions/346211/tracker-store-and-tracker-miner-fs-eating-up-my-cpu-on-every-startup
||I can confirm that too on my Dell Inspiron 15 3543 ... i also couldnt use my touchpad while in graphical installation|
Please do this:
If the output is anything else than -1, then edit following file:
modify this line:
After the edit update the grub loader:
Reboot, now check with cat /sys/module/usbcore/parameters/autosuspend it should now report -1
The problem is with the USB autosuspend state in usbcore.
Let me know if that fixes it.
Bump* having the same issue here.
Processor: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
Graphics: GeForce GT 630
Base system: Kali GNU/Linux 2.0 (sana) 64-bit
*edit* I spoke too soon. It just froze.
I think you are on to something with tracker-store. I disabled search and indexing and so far, knock on wood, I haven't had a freeze yet in over 4 hours. That beats 20 minutes like a few weeks ago,
I was digging around other forums after watching the system monitor and noticing gnome-shell process using increasing amounts of memory. The last freeze I was using 160mb+ memory.
Some of the forums are saying its a memory leak in conjuntion to NVIDIA drivers.
I'm going to try the install the nouveau driver instead and see what happens
here's what happened when I switched drivers
Apparently I was using the default Kali driver -Nouveau. There is a memory leak in between the nouveau driver and causing gnome shell lock up
I installed nvidia 352.41 driver which slowed the leak. also the screen stopped freezing. This is good news. for a work around I would suggest installing the NVIDIA proprietary driver and the 32 bit compatability drivers for those on 64 bit systems. set a ULIMIT for gnome shell to restart when at 300-500 mb memory. I've been running for 48 hours and no freeze as compared to 20 minutes to freeze before.
If you want to get spunky I did try out a few other desktop environments
- cinnamon works without freezing, however there is a small delay between click and activating object (ex texboxes, dropdowns, open close windows) and the lock screen on cinnamon is blank some of the time. I did not test cinnamon with nouveau.... once I got things working managably I quit messing with things :D
How do you edit that line during boot? Because once I click anything after boot, it freezes indefinitely.
||This issue is old and no longer relevant. Gnome versions have been updated since and we do not support obsolete versions of Kali. Please feel free to open a new bug report if you are still experiencing this issue with the latest version of Kali rolling.|
|2015-08-16 02:24||kurobeats||New Issue|
|2015-08-16 18:47||ebonywarrior||Note Added: 0003789|
|2015-08-17 09:17||g0tmi1k||Note Added: 0003797|
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|2015-08-17 15:55||xorz57||Note Added: 0003800|
|2015-08-17 18:50||Yves Soete||Note Added: 0003801|
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|2015-08-24 12:36||lillypad||Note Added: 0003830|
|2015-09-05 23:31||ebonywarrior||Note Added: 0003953|
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|2015-09-06 00:41||ebonywarrior||Note Added: 0003954|
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|2016-05-28 22:49||gunshine||Note Added: 0005292|
|2016-05-30 07:22||muts||Note Added: 0005297|
|2016-05-30 07:22||muts||Status||new => closed|
|2016-05-30 07:22||muts||Assigned To||=> muts|
|2016-05-30 07:22||muts||Resolution||open => fixed|