After about 3 days of jabbing at it, I've -finallly managed to get my machine to croak on Fedora. The ernell Version I am using right now is 2.6.9-1.667. I was able to do this, entirely by chance and now I am afraid I might regret upgrading it- there are about 199 updates on the up2date.
I looked through this upgrade I noticed that the problem could have been caused by the new ALSA libs in the upgrades (alsa-lib, alsa-lib-devel)- After making fresh installations about 3 to 4 times, I am not sure I'd chance to make a fifth. My question is whether I should make the upgrade (of course I am interested to see the new modifications) or should I remain stuck here at the above kernal
Keeping in mind that I've never seen or used linux *ever* before, I guess I wouldnt even know the difference.
But I'd like to hear if there is a work around to avoid such a risk and will appreciate if you can offer your opinions