My top and bottom panels freeze on me a few minutes after playing games, like World of Warcraft (it's more like 60/40). At that point I have to CTRL+SHFT+F1 and then reboot the machine. This is becoming very tedious and I hate having to reboot my machine. This is LINUX for Pete's sake! I'm still kind of new to linux, but I need to figure out what the problem is.... or how I can find out what the problem is - right now I'm totally in the dark because I do not get any error messages.
I'm running Fedora 9 (184.108.40.206-45.fc9.x86_64), GNOME 2.22.3 with 2GB of memory and a AMD Athlon 64 processor. My video card is a nVidia GeForce 8600 GT and I'm running the akmod 173.14.12-2 package.
With my limited knowledge I'm thinking it's the video card drivers, but again - I don't know.
I posted this on Fedora's forums too: