[ALUG] Machine slows down

Christopher Dawkins cchd at pjcd.org
Thu Mar 23 12:29:12 GMT 2017

> Several times over the past few weeks I've had my PC (Ubuntu 16.10*)
> apparently lock up: desktop stops changing (clock stops updating) but
> the mouse (usually) continues to move. Sometimes I can SSH in,
> although more often I can get as far as entering username/password but
> never reach a terminal prompt.

Run 'top' in a console window on the screen beforehand.

I find Firefox can do this with some web sites that are 
too javascript-heavy, load averages up to 50 or more.

Christopher Dawkins
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