desktop keeps hanging
first i'd like to introduce myself, for i'm new to these forums, which already helped me a lot before i registered here. i've been using linux for about a year now, starting with debian, moving over to fedora, now landed at gentoo (where i'll definitely stay).
now for my problem: from time to time, my xorg(6.8.2)/gnome(2.10) desktop hangs, i've been not able yet to spot if it's the x server's fault or the gnome desktop, for i found no way to provoke this failure. following symptoms: the desktop freezes (even cpu monitors stop working), no animation is going on, and no interaction is possible, neither keyboard, nor mouse (though i can still move the mouse pointer, but i'm unable to click anything). switching to another terminal (ctrl-alt-f1...) doesn't work either which makes me suspect the failiure is somewhere on the x side. my logs in /var/logs/ seem to be a bit out of date, for they're from yesterday, when i shut down the computer properly for the last time.
i'd be glad if someone could give me a wink where to look for a solution, or which info/configs to post here.
thanks in advance,