QuickTip: Ubuntu 10.10 freezes when on battery

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010

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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

http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1632459

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10185265&postcount=12

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/684164

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