The problem is that X starts to use all the cpu resources and freezes the system.
Using top I get X using 98.9% of the CPU and memory. This started with SUSE 9.3 and seems to happen with a new install of SUSE 10.0 . Same problem if I am a regular user or root. I am using an Nvidia card with the SUSE Nvidia driver.
512 MB of Memory, P4 1.8, I can get into the system remotely and pkill X but I have to pkill it with pkill -9 I have tried ulimit and it hasn't worked.
Colour depth set 16 bit with an LCD 17 inch flat Panel
Happens with either KDE or Gnome. Using KDM. Keyboard does not respond but the USB Mouse moves on the desktop but has no effect. I have set up ttty1 with nice of 17.
3 D Acceleration turned off
Any suggestions? remove the Nvidia driver?