QuickTip: Ubuntu 10.10 freezes when on battery

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010


If you are like me who is struggling with this problem since you upgraded to 10.10 then you are not alone.

The quick solution that I found after referring to several forums is that there is an issue with the power management (pm-utils) which checks for the state of the battery and the Ubuntu system would just freeze.

Solution, for now is to just install the pm-utils. Goto the Synaptic Package Manager, search for pm-utils and uninstall it. I have done the same and till now the freeze problem has not occurred while I am writing this post. At other times, the system use to freeze within 30 seconds when on battery.

The forums to follow on this one are




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