My xubuntu install on a HP Stream keeps freezing …

My xubuntu install on a HP Stream keeps freezing …

So basically my old laptop computer (HP Stream) running xubuntu keeps freezing and I’m having to hit the power off button like 7 or 8 times everyday to get it back working.

I’ve tried ctrl + alt + K but it doesn’t make any difference. The screen just freezes up and the mouse pointer won’t even move.

I’m assuming because I hit power off that the system doesn’t have time to log to syslog but here it is anyway …

My best guess is that it’s a mem issue. since my laptop has hardly any memory and can’t be fitted with more.


top - 17:36:58 up 15 min,  1 user,  load average: 1.12, 1.35, 1.11
Tasks: 220 total,  1 running, 183 sleeping,  0 stopped,  0 zombie
%Cpu(s): 24.6 us,  6.2 sy,  0.0 ni, 67.3 id,  1.3 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.5 si,  0.0 st
KiB Mem :  1944608 total,  104764 free,  1401468 used,  438376 buff/cache
KiB Swap:  1392256 total,  750464 free,  641792 used.  262804 avail Mem


[email protected]:~$ uname -a
Linux dara-HP-Stream-Laptop-11-y0XX 4.15.0-121-generic #123-Ubuntu SMP Mon Oct 5 16:16:40 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

is there anything I can do about this issue besides getting a new computer?


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