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I encoutered a weird freeze, on my laptop. This rarely ever occur, especially on Ubuntu!
I am converting a 30GB VDI file to VMDK. The conversion took about 5 hours, and is apparently at 40%... That's long..

Well, randomly, Ubuntu frozed. I can still move the mouse, but nothing respond.
So I've opened up a virtual terminal, and tried to kill different processes, such as Firefox, to make it respond again, no luck. Heck, the conversion took 5 hours, I am not stopping it! Oo

I can't manage to un-freeze the system, I don't know if it's possible at this point. I could return to LightDM, but that would stop the conversion. I was able to check the progress of the conversion, by doing a ls in the ouput folder. I can see that the size of the resulting VMDK file is growing. The conversion still work, at least. I've put it at high priority.

Is there a way I could make the system respond again, without stopping the conversion? I'm going to sleep, and I let that conversion run, for now. I'm also curious about what exactly froze Ubuntu like this. I only had Firefox opened, with a few tabs, not memory excessive.. Did X froze completely?
Interestingly, the hour still update, in the GUI. That's weird!

If updating Ubuntu to MIR will make these freeze even rarer, that sound interesting.

Thanks for the info. If anyone can help to un-freeze the system, that would be appreciated (If a night isn't enough to make Ubuntu un-freeze by itself!).
03-11-2013, 12:58 AM
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