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tty & fault finding

Started by pooky2483, October 28, 2019, 08:15:48 PM

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I commented on a youtube video  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOOkfGv58u0&lc=UgxxkECfPIK4FVmD-YJ4AaABAg.8qKcJOHfkgA90EO9hG4_ab)about a system locking up and being unrecoverable and someone came back with using tty3 to find out whats causing problems.

My Kubuntu 16.04 Desktop locks up and sometimes I can move the mouse but not select anything and other times the computer completley locks up where I can't do anything other than force a reboot.

When in tty, what commands do I use to find out what's wrong - what's causing it to lock up?

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Computer has now completley locked up since coming out of tty and getting back to the desktop, the mouse pointer is nowhere to be seen and no amount of moving the mouse will make it visible again. How do I get out of this lock up of my system?
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Kubuntu 18.04LTS 64bit|KDE 5.47.0|Plasma 5.12.19|QT 5.9.5|Linux 5.4.0.54-generic|M5A78L-M USB3|BIOS 2101|AMD PhenomII X4 965 3400+|P8H77-I Motherboard NIC|32.0GB PC3-10600 1333Mhz CL9 ( 9-9-9-24 ) DDR3