Frequent Crashing on Ubuntu 10.10
Hey guys, first post here, some really useful information on the site especially for a Linux newbie like myself.
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 after Vista on a Compaq desktop not dual boot and with a completely blanked HDD, which although not the most powerful of desktops has an intel pentium dual core processor and a decent enough graphics card, enough to surpas the system requirements for linux anyway. After installing there has been alot of freezing, particularly when loading alot of programmes. It either freezes the screen completely so I cant do anything whatsoever and have to turn the computer off manually, or flashes a blank screen then goes back to the page I was previously on. However when it does this, the mouse works, but nothing responds, no keyboard shortcuts or anything. I have a feeling it may be the computer not the OS however Im not completely sure so any help or guidance as to a fix would be greatly appreciated !