I'm using Slack 10.1. My system is acting very strange. All of a sudden, the whole system hangs. Its not like just a particular application or the X server hangs, but everything hangs all at once. There is no response from the keyboard when pressing NUM lock etc.
It hangs at random, sometimes while watching a video, sometimes while browsing the net. And all I can do is press the reset button.
As the system reboots, fsck checks my root partition and /home parition and it ALWAYS finds errors and reboots the system.
Here is a list of things that I have done recently (before the problem started) in chronological order:
1) Formatted my whole HDD and made partitions using qtpart (from Yoper-insall CD)
2) I didn't like Yoper too much so I formatted my root partition (using cfdisk) and installed slack 10.0
3) Then I upgraded to slack 10.1 by downloading the ISOs
<After this was the time when my system was getting unstable>
4) I noticed that my /home partition had unsupported features, so I removed e2fsprogs given by slack and downloaded the latest version (source code).
5) After compiling e2fsprogs, some libraries in /lib were missing (such as libblkid.so.1). So I popped in the slack 10.1 CD and copied the missing libs into my /lib folder.
6) After this my system hangs at random, as if infected by a virus. Almost windows-like behaviour.
Can anyone figure out whats wrong? Please help me.
EDIT: here are a few lines from /var/log/messages around the time my system hung (approx 12:15PM)
Mar 19 10:56:57 ranjan404 gconfd (akudewan-2421): starting (version 2.6.2), pid 2421 user 'akudewan'
Mar 19 10:56:58 ranjan404 gconfd (akudewan-2421): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory" to a read-only config source at position 0
Mar 19 10:56:58 ranjan404 gconfd (akudewan-2421): Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/home/akudewan/.gconf" to a writable config source at position 1
Mar 19 10:56:58 ranjan404 gconfd (akudewan-2421): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only config source at position 2
Mar 19 11:15:58 ranjan404 -- MARK --
Mar 19 11:35:58 ranjan404 -- MARK --
Mar 19 11:55:58 ranjan404 -- MARK --
Mar 19 12:16:00 ranjan404 syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Mar 19 12:16:01 ranjan404 kernel: klogd 1.4.1, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
Mar 19 12:16:01 ranjan404 kernel: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
Mar 19 12:16:01 ranjan404 kernel: 127MB LOWMEM available.
Mar 19 12:16:01 ranjan404 kernel: ide_setup: hdd=ide-scsi
Mar 19 12:16:01 ranjan404 kernel: Initializing CPU#0
Mar 19 12:16:01 ranjan404 kernel: Memory: 126368k/131008k available (1831k kernel code, 4252k reserved, 607k data, 120k init, 0k highmem)