I need to run and maintain a server at my house for data storage and extended downloads, etc.
I have Ubuntu server 8.04 running on the machine, and I have automatic login enabled via gdm of a default user.
The server used to run smoothly until some time back, but of late, working on it has become really difficult as the display of the server keeps crashing from time to time. Sometimes it happens within seconds as well. The windows also flicker when I open another window, or browse through a folder. Running applications sometimes just disappear, like ktorrent or transmission. However, there has been no data loss.
The desktop running on this server is gnome. Going through the logs showed this:
Can anyone tell me how to remedy this? Reinstallation is not an answer since there's just too much data on the server.
I've updated the server regularly.