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I am running Ubuntu Edgy, and I've been having problems of my system randomly freezing. ctrl-alt-backspace doesn't do anything and neither does escape. I have to do a hard restart to get it back to a usable state. There is nothing specific that I do that is making it crash. I have tried turning off Hyperthreading on the CPU but that didn't help. I also installed a pentium specific kernel for the os and that didn't help either. I am running beryl, but its been happening since before I installed it. I am not exactly sure what other information you would need to help me out, left me know what logs I should post.
It was -34° F here last night, weather is probably not much different there heh! (have you ever watched Doug & Doug "heh!")
I have a solid distro called Mandrake 10.2 that did that to me not too long ago, my jaw dropped, I was confused. I had a compressed image of it that I re-loaded in it's place in a few minutes but that did'nt help. After that I spent the entire evening re-building from scratch off CD's over & over & over again to no avail. Previously I was trying to get a LT modem (the only one that will work in 64 bit system) up in Fedora, of which I had tried about 100 or so times and finally got it going after applying a couple choice updates from Fedora's site. But that modem would loose it's speed after half an hour in Fedora. So after a few tries getting my trusty Mandrake back to no avail I finally pulled that modem out and was able to re-load Mandrake and it is back as dependable as before.
So you did'nt have to brave the cold to plow 2 feet of fresh snow like me on my quarter mile long driveway I take it?
You know, in some ways, you got it good.
I happen to live in what appears to be the only part of the world that has an actual "REAL" winter.
Sorry for not using this forum as it was intended.
Ok, I tried vacuuming out my computer, and that about lowered my computer's temperature down by 10 degrees, but it still froze. So I added "noapic nolapic pci=noapc" to my kernel in grub's menu.lst. So far so good.
Are you certain there isn't something the same that's open or running every time it freezes? I had a similar problem once last year and after some serious thinking over a couple days I realized it's always whenever ndiswrapper is loaded. Wether a card was inserted or not and wether a browser was open or not, just having the module loaded was the cause.